Dak Prescott can’t escape conversations around his future with the Dallas Cowboys. Prescott remains without a long-term deal, which creates some level of uncertainty around what lies ahead. The star quarterback has now brought some clarity to his mind frame concerning his Cowboys future.
Dak Prescott’s future with the Cowboys remains unresolved
Dak Prescott is a few weeks from taking a step toward figuring out his long-term future with the Dallas Cowboys.
The Cowboys will likely place the franchise tag on Prescott for the second straight year to extend their contract discussions window. Dallas will have to fork over roughly $37.7 million for the 2021 season, a 20% rise from the $31.4 million the Pro Bowler received last season under the franchise tag.
Through all that, the Cowboys still don’t have any clarity concerning their star quarterback’s future. Their public high praise toward Prescott hasn’t equated to the franchise dishing out a contract that would echo that notion.
The 27-year-old has now decided to let out a subtle hint about his Cowboys future.
Dak Prescott drops a subtle hint about his future with the Cowboys
Despite the lingering contract discussions with the Dallas Cowboys, Dak Prescott has continued to air the strong desire to remain with the team.
Prescott hasn’t steered in any other direction away from wanting to spend his entire career in Dallas. The 27-year-old further underlined that notion as he responded to a recent social media post by his teammate Blake Jarwin confirming that he wanted to run it back in 2021.
“That’s the only way I see it,” Prescott said via Instagram.
Like Prescott, Jarwin saw his 2020 campaign end abruptly due to a season-ending injury. The veteran tight end suffered a torn ACL in the season opener against the LA Rams. Jarwin has played his entire career with the Cowboys catching passes from the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback.
The two have fostered a strong bond during their time together in Dallas. It’s only natural for Prescott to want to run it back next season alongside his teammate to prove they are past their significant injuries.
There is already plenty of motivation for him to showcase to the Cowboys that he’s a bonafide franchise quarterback. That said, Prescott will know where he stands in Dallas in the coming weeks as free agency quickly approaches.
Cowboys know what lies ahead
Before the Dallas Cowboys embark into the offseason, the front office is quite aware of what needs to be done.
The franchise must finally resolve the contract situation with Dak Prescott. If the Cowboys cannot secure a long-term deal with Prescott, next offseason could easily see him walk away in free agency. The price for a third straight franchise tag would exceed $50 million for the 2022 season, a number that far exceeds anything that the front office will want to pay.
What makes the situation this time around more intriguing is Prescott is coming off a significant injury. If the franchise had hesitance to commit to a deal that would give him north of $100, what’s to say that mind frame changes after a broken ankle?
These are questions that the Cowboys must answer, as Prescott hasn’t wavered in his desire to ink a long-term deal. It will all come down to the Cowboys’ comfort in committing a massive amount of money to their quarterback.
Ultimately, Prescott knows what he wants in his next deal, which makes Dallas’ upcoming response quite telling about what they truly think of him.