Former NFL GM Believes Dak Prescott Will Sign A Mind-Boggling $400 Million Contract With Cowboys
Dak Prescott is currently in the final year of his rookie contract with the Cowboys. He’s earning a base salary of just over $2 million this season and while it’s a no-brainer that he’ll receive a big-time pay raise with his next deal, one former NFL GM thinks he’s in store for a major pay day.
Mike Tannenbaum, the former GM of the Dolphins and Jets, believes that Prescott will sign a 10-year, $40 million per year deal. For those not keeping up here, that’s $400 million total.
That my friends is a big, big number.
Russell Wilson is the highest-paid player in the NFL at the moment making $35 million per year while Ben Roethlisberger is just behind Wilson taking home $34 million per year.
While there is no denying $40 million per year is a massive number, that’s the level money is trending in the NFL.
Prescott leads the league in passing yards with 4,122 yards on the year while completing 65.5 percent of his passes to go along with 27 total touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He also leads the NFL in passing attempts and total completions. The former Mississippi State standout is 38-23 in the NFL since being drafted in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Jerry Jones forking over that sort of cash is a big ask, but the 26-year-old quarterback is the Dallas Cowboys franchise when it comes down to it.
If in fact this $400 million deal does happen it will mean the Cowboys will be paying Ezekiel Elliott and Prescott a combined $55 million per year after Elliott recently signed a six-year, $90 million deal.