America’s Team also forced former NFL gunslinger and current ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky to embarrass himself on national TV again.
Dak Prescott, Cowboys reach four-year, $160 million deal
The Cowboys and Dak Prescott have agreed to a four-year, $160 million contract. $126 million is guaranteed, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Prescott’s signing bonus is $66 million, the highest in NFL history. The first three years of the deal average $42 million per year. With Prescott locked up, the Cowboys won’t be trading for Seattle Seahawks star Russell Wilson, who is reportedly upset in Seattle.
The Cowboys drafted Prescott in the fourth round of the 2016 draft. The two-time Pro Bowler has thrown for 17,634 yards and tossed 106 touchdowns. Dallas is 42-27 with Prescott under center.
Prescott only played in five games in 2020. He suffered a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle in Week 5 against the New York Giants. The Cowboys went 6-10 and missed the playoffs.
Dallas made the right move by signing Prescott to a long-term deal. In five seasons, Prescott has a team-record of seven 400-yard passing games and 24 rushing touchdowns. He is also second to Tony Romo in 300-yard passing games with 15.
A few NFL pundits didn’t think the Cowboys and Dak Prescott would agree to a long-term contract. One of those critics is former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky, who was forced to embarrass himself on national TV on Tuesday after the Prescott deal was announced.
Dan Orlovsky didn’t think the Cowboys and Dak Prescott would agree on a long-term contract
Dan Orlovsky didn’t think the Cowboys and Dak Prescott would agree on a long-term contract. So, after the Prescott deal was announced, the former NFL signal-caller cracked an egg on his forehead on Get Up since he was wrong.
This isn’t even the most embarrassing thing Orlovsky has done on TV. When he played for the Detroit Lions, Orlovsky ran out of his own end zone against the Minnesota Vikings. The play resulted in a safety, and Orlovsky still gets made fun of his blunder to this day.
Kudos to Dan Orlovsky for being a good sport with Domonique Foxworth, who was rooting for the Cowboys and Prescott to agree on a lucrative contract. Moving forward, it will be interesting to see if Dallas can win a Super Bowl with Dak Prescott, who is expected to make a full recovery from his devastating injury.
Who is the best team in the NFC East?
The Washington Football Team won the NFC East last season with a record of 7-9. The NFC East is the worst division in football, as all four teams aren’t that good.
The Cowboys have the best quarterback in the division. Dak Prescott is a top player in the NFL when he’s healthy and will be motivated to play well in 2021 after suffering that gruesome injury. Now that he’s financially taken care of, Prescott can play freely.
Before he got hurt in 2020, Prescott had 1,856 passing yards and nine touchdowns. The Cowboys need to address their defensive woes this offseason in the draft and free agency, as Dallas gave up 29.6 points per game last season.
With Dak Prescott back in the fold, the Cowboys’ offense should be explosive again.
Stats courtesy of Football Reference.