Dak Prescott could be in for an additional 12 months of contract hell in Dallas.
CBS Sports activities’ Jason La Canfora reported on Sunday that Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones is “ready to tag quarterback Dak Prescott once more in 2021, in response to quite a few sources with data of the scenario.”
The report comes contained in the one-week mark of Prescott’s ugly, season-ending ankle damage he suffered in opposition to the Giants on Oct. 11. The 27-year-old had already accrued 1,856 passing yards and 12 whole touchdowns and was on tempo to exceed his 2019 stats.
He’s anticipated to make a full restoration.
The Cowboys and their 2016 fourth-round decide had been in tenuous negotiations for over a 12 months, throughout which era the staff signed defensive lineman DeMarcus Lawrence, linebacker Jaylon Smith, sort out La’el Collins, running back Ezekiel Elliott, wide receiver Amari Cooper to contract extensions, along with signing backup quarterback Andy Dalton. Across the league, quarterbacks Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes inked their very own long-term extensions for 4 years, $156 million and 10 years, $503 million, respectively.
The staff applied the $31.4 million exclusive franchise tag as a one-year stopgap in March and long-term talks had been in the end stalled in July. Previous to 2020, Prescott had earned an average of $680,848 per year beneath his rookie deal.
Exercising the franchise tag for a second 12 months would price the Cowboys 120 p.c of Prescott’s wage in 2020, or roughly $37.7 million. Groups are allowed to make use of the franchise tag on a participant a complete of thrice, with the third time incurring a price of 144 p.c of the participant’s earlier wage, or $54.three million on this case.
Earlier within the week, Jones gave a well-known speech, expressing his concern about overleveraging the staff’s wage cap to anybody participant.
“I believe that we’ve received to be reminded that to have a staff we’ve received to essentially handle how we dole out our sources,” the Cowboys proprietor advised 105.three The Fan. “Dak is deserving of something you need to placed on a bit of paper, comparatively talking. For those who consider what he can do to assist us win championships, you’ll be able to see that it’s there and plus he’s a pacesetter on the premier chief spot. We’ve received to make it work.”