Cowboys QB Dak Prescott to Sign Franchise Tag

Dak Prescott during a Redskins vs. Cowboys game in 2017. Photo by Shane Roper/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9301471cj)

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has agreed to sign a franchise tag with his team this week, which will give the franchise a few weeks to work out a long-term deal with their star signal-caller.

Prescott, who has developed into one of the biggest stars at the position in the league since being drafted in the 4th round of the 2016 NFL Draft, will earn a big raise after spending the first four seasons of his career on his modest rookie deal.

The Mississippi State alum is set to make $31.4 million this season after signing the franchise tag. However, Prescott’s main goal will be to sign a long-term deal that will provide him with this sort of money over multiple seasons in pre-training camp contract negotiations.

Prescott has twice been named a Pro Bowler and has thrown for 97 touchdowns and only 36 interceptions since coming into the league and winning the starting job for Dallas in 2016.

Perhaps even more impressive has been Prescott’s durability and consistency. The signal caller has played in and started all 64 regular season games of his professional career, and has also started all three of his team’s playoff games during his tenure.

Now, Cowboy fans must wait and see if their team is able to reach a deal with their star quarterback to remain in Dallas for the long-term.