Dallas Cowboys made another attempt to resume contract negotiations with their quarterback Dak Prescott. According to ESPN, Cowboys made a new offer to Prescott in an attempt to get the deal done before the franchise tag deadline on Thursday.
Cowboys and Prescott have been engaged in negotiations for more than a year, and the attempts to get an agreement haven’t proved fruitful until now. Dallas is reportedly pushing for a team-friendly deal while the player is looking to reset the QB market. The two sides haven’t been talking since September and only resumed negotiations at the scouting combine in Indianapolis in late February.
ESPN’s Todd Archer reports that Dallas’ offer is worth more than $100 million, with Prescott set to receive $33 million a year if he accepts the deal. This wasn’t enough for the 26-year-old to ink the contract, however, and he is ready to wait for a better proposal.
In case the deal doesn’t get done soon, Dallas Cowboys will probably use a franchise tag on Dak Prescott. If Cowboys opt for an exclusive tag, Prescott will earn $33 million in 2020 while being ineligible to talk with other teams. In case of a common franchise tag, Prescott would earn $27 million, but would be able to negotiate a contract with another franchise and see whether Dallas would match it.
Prescott had a career year in 2019, completing 65.1 percent of his passes for 4,902 yards and 30 touchdowns. This, however, didn’t lead to wins as Cowboys finished the season with 8-8 record and missed the playoffs.