It has been nothing short of a busy offseason with much of that attention on Dak Prescott‘s contract situation. The Dallas Cowboys were unable to make any significant movement toward securing a long-term extension with their Pro Bowl quarterback. Despite that matter being put off until next offseason due to the franchise tag, it remains looming over the franchise. With that in mind, Ezekiel Elliott has aired out his honest emotions toward the matter.
Dak Prescott remains without a new contract
The Cowboys have continued to be plagued by the conversation around Dak Prescott’s contract situation.
The two sides have yet to agree on an extension that has kept Prescott’s long-term future with the franchise uncertain. Prescott remains firm on wanting to be paid as one of the league’s best quarterbacks, but Dallas hasn’t committed to that asking price range. That has led to the 26-year-old playing under the franchise tag for the 2020 season.
Prescott has voiced that he is optimistic about getting a new deal done at some point next offseason. Although it’s a situation that Dallas can’t work out until after the upcoming campaign, it’s still hanging over the franchise. His teammate Ezekiel Elliott has finally aired out his honest feelings toward the matter.
Ezekiel Elliott’s true feelings about Dak Prescott’s contract situation
Throughout the process, Dak Prescott has received tremendous support from Ezekiel Elliott.
The two have developed a strong bond since entering the league as part of the 2016 draft class. With that in mind, Elliott voiced on Monday that the Cowboys players know that Prescott is their long-term answer under center despite the current contract situation, according to Jon Machota of The Athletic.
“Everyone in our locker room knows who our quarterback is. They know who our quarterback long-term is gonna be. Just keep grinding. Head down, do what you been doing. It’s going to work itself out.”
Elliott’s support has been crucial in calming the matter around the franchise as he’s one of their franchise cornerstones. His words hold tremendous weight in the Cowboys’ locker room, which gives voice to what the other players on the team are feeling. That also shifts the attention back to the task at hand, looking to compete for a Super Bowl in 2020.
Cowboys’ outlook for 2020 season
The Cowboys may have Dak Prescott’s contract situation still floating over the head of the team, but that hasn’t altered their 2020 season approach.
Dallas has shifted into a new direction with head coach Mike McCarthy at the helm looking to breakthrough in the NFC. The roster’s talent should put them in the position to compete for much more than an NFC East division title. They have added more pieces to their offense with the addition of rookie wideout CeeDee Lamb, who is already turning heads in practice.
That is adding to their already talented core group of skilled-position players in Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper, and Michael Gallup. All that plays behind an offensive line with Pro Bowl talent. Dallas has an opportunity to finally become a legitimate Super Bowl contender, which will need Prescott to be a game-changing factor. If he wants to get paid like an elite quarterback he will have to prove it on the field in the 2020 season.
The table is set for the upcoming campaign to be a special year for Dallas to contend for a Super Bowl.