Throughout the last several months, the focus around the Dallas Cowboys has been the pending contract situation around Pro Bowl quarterback Dak Prescott. He is on pace to become a free agent this offseason as he has finished up his rookie deal. There is mutual interest on both sides to get a new contract in place, but there hasn’t been any real movement towards that being ironed out. Another development should be more concerning attention to the matter that only speaks to how far apart they are to getting another contract worked out.
Dak Prescott’s contract situation
Throughout the entire process, Prescott has remained quite confident that things will work out in his favor.
The Cowboys star quarterback has brought some much-needed stability at the position and made the transition over from Tony Romo a smooth one. In each of his first four seasons, the team has held a .500 or better record while securing a pair of NFC East division titles and playoff berths.
Dallas failed to reach the playoffs in the 2019 season, but that shouldn’t put a damper on what Prescott has brought to the table for the franchise. The only question remains in this entire matter is whether the Cowboys are willing to pay the Missippisssi State product what he’s looking for on his next deal.
There is definite interest on both sides to work out a deal, but there hasn’t been any movement on that front in quite some time. On top of that, a concerning detail about the situation was revealed about where things stand.
Cowboys haven’t discussed a new contract a long time
Things look to have reached a standstill on both sides as the start of free agency quickly approaches less than a month away.
Aside from Prescott vaguely discussing the matter in interviews in the days ahead of Super Bowl 54, there haven’t been many updates on that front. That said, Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones has provided an interesting note about where things stand at this juncture, according to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News.
The fact that both sides haven’t spoken since last September says a lot about what the Cowboys think about the matter. It was something that they wanted to handle before last season, but once the talks stalled, it was something that became shelved until this offseason.
Jones also voiced the Cowboys have “absolutely” not have thought about moving on from Prescott due to that contract impasse. The franchise views him as being their cornerstone at the position for years to come.
That may be the case, but that leaves things still in an awkward spot ahead of free agency.
What will happen with Dak Prescott?
The Cowboys may voice that they are committed to Prescott as their long-term future at quarterback, but the fact remains that he still doesn’t have a new deal in place.
The Pro Bowler is in line for a significant payday raise from his rookie deal, but by how much remains the sticky part of the entire matter. The Cowboys must make the decision if they want to shell out top-tier money to keep him under contract for the long haul.
At the same time, there is also the option of placing him under a franchise tag to give them more time to work things out while ensuring he will be under contract for at least one more year. The