In the last several months, the Dallas Cowboys have been consumed by the constant chatter around Pro Bowl quarterback Dak Prescott‘s contract situation. The Cowboys have yet to hammer out a new deal with Prescott as he continues to stay on the strict pathway of wanting to hammer out a new contract with the franchise to remain for the long haul. However, things have taken yet another intriguing turn as he has reportedly turned down ar record-breaking deal. What has become interesting that regard is that it contradicts what Prescott previously stated about the situation.
Dak Prescott’s supposedly turns down $175 million offer from Cowboys
Throughout the entire process, Prescott has remained firm in his desire to get a lucrative deal from the Cowboys.
That has seen him turn down a few offers from Dallas that would have made him the highest-paid player in league history. The 26-year-old supposedly went that route again as he turned down a five-year, $175 million deal contract.
That comes after it reported by Chris Simms of NBC Sports stated that he wanted to north of $45 million in the fifth year in any offer. However, that dialogue was denied by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network as he stated that no such discussions took place, and that conflict is that Prescott wants a shorter deal, and the Cowboys want a longer one. Adam Schefter of ESPN has also come out to voice a similar stance about the discussion.
That said, there is a growing notion that he prefers a four-year deal to say that he can take advantage of the opportunity to hammer out another massive contract from the Cowboys or potentially another team. If that is the case, it also makes it more apparent is that Prescott may have contradicted what he previously stated about the matter.
Dak Prescott’s contradicts his approach to contract situation
With Prescott’s contract situation lingering on much longer than anticipated, it has brought forth more direct feelings toward the discussion.
It has painted the Pro Bowler in the corner of looking like a player is aiming to get a record-breaking amount of money more than anything else. What is interesting about that new perspective is that it wholeheartedly contradicts what he stated about the situation in late January to ESPN as he voiced that he doesn’t play for the money.
“I don’t play the game for money. Never once in my life have I touched a football and thought about money. I play the game because of my love and my passion, so once the season began, that’s all my focus was on, was my love of the game and my commitment to my teammates to go get something done, to get the job done. We all had a shared responsibility and a promise to go after something and it had nothing to do about individual bank accounts or what was to come, so it never crossed my mind.”
These comments do come back to bite Prescott a bit as it’s the opposite of what he’s pursuing with his next deal. He’s certainly doing everything maximize his value and worth during the prime of his career, but it’s starting to put his image on the corner of wanting money more than anything else.
That may not be the case at all, but the longer this situation lingers,f it’s hard to see things in another manner.
Will the Cowboys pay Dak Prescott what he wants?
Regardless of the public perception that Prescott is beginning to garner, the Cowboys have a pressing matter on their hands to get a new deal done with their star quarterback.
He may not be among the elite players at his position, but he has brought a great deal of stability to the franchise over the last few years. Beyond that, what should push the Cowboys even further to get a deal done sooner rather than later will be the increased asking price.
That will go through the roof once Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson get their respective massive deals. Dallas would be wise to get out ahead of that to prevent that number from going to a level they won’t be comfortable with by any means.