Dak Prescott has rolled through the previous two offseasons without an extension in place with the Dallas Cowboys. It hasn’t deterred him from feeling secure that a long-term deal will happen down the line. The Pro Bowl quarterback just gave himself more reason to air optimism about the situation after what he just did.
Cowboys keep Dak Prescott’s contract situation unresolved
The last year has been nothing short than a revolving door of discussions around Dak Prescott‘s contract situation with the Cowboys.
The two sides have maintained mutual interest to get an extension worked out, but haven’t made significant progress. Instead, it has guided the matter toward Prescott playing the 2020 season under the franchise tag.
There hasn’t been disgruntlement from the 26-year-old, but rather that clarity that a deal will get done at some point. Optimism has also been expressed by Jerry Jones and his son Stephen Jones. It has also put tremendous focus on his play in the 2020 season as he will re-enter next offseason in the same contractual standing.
With that in mind, Prescott has just strengthened his case for the deal he wants with his Week 2 performance.
Dak Prescott sets another impressive NFL record
The Cowboys enter Week 2 action against the Atlanta Falcons hoping to gather their first win in their 2020 season home opener.
It didn’t start on the right foot as they fell behind 26-7 in the first half. However, the Cowboys muscled their way back in the fourth quarter to overcome a double-digit deficit. After falling behind 39-24 with just over minutes left in the fourth quarter, Dak Prescott guided the Cowboys back with a touchdown pass and his third rushing touchdown to bring them within two points.
The Cowboys gave themselves a chance after recovering an onside kick with 1:49 left. Prescott responded by guiding them down the field for a game-winning field goal. It was an impressive performance from the 26-year-old as he recorded 450 passing yards with a touchdown pass along with three rushing touchdowns.
His outing made him the first player in league history to notch at least 400 passing yards and three rushing touchdowns in a single game, according to ESPN.What is also impressive about the feat is that he accomplished that without starting tackles Pro Bowler Tyron Smith and La’el Collins.
Although Prescott’s contract can’t be negotiated until next offseason, his play on the field, at least in Week 2, showcased that he’s a star quarterback talent. It’s on him to prove it the rest of the way in the 2020 season.
Dak Prescott will have prove it in the 2020 season
Dak Prescott has already firmly proven that he’s a franchise quarterback-caliber player.
Prescott’s performance through his first four-plus seasons has showcased that ability. It’s been his capability to take his game to the next level that remains in question. Prescott is looking to garner an elite-talent type contract, putting his play in the 2020 season under tremendous scrutiny. It’s a make-or-break campaign for Jerry Jones and Dallas’ front office to determine if he’s worth that significant commitment.
The Cowboys may have split their first two games in the 2020 season, but Prescott has shown he can guide the team forward with his arm and legs. The front office has surrounded him with plenty of offensive talent; it’s on him to take advantage of the situation.
In other words, it’s on his shoulders to make the most of the opportunity to earn the contract that he believes he deserves from the Cowboys.