The Dallas Cowboys have till Tuesday to determine if they’ll place one other franchise tag on Dak Prescott, however stories this week point out that the star quarterback is in search of an enormous contract that locations him on the heels of Patrick Mahomes’ historic payout.
NFL Insider Jane Slater revealed Monday that Prescott is aiming for a long-term deal — not stunning — however needs a contract that will get him nearer to the cash Mahomes acquired when he signed a 10-year, $500 million extension with the Kansas City Chiefs final 12 months.
“The purpose right here is to get him signed to a long-term deal, and why would they proceed utilizing these expensive tags on him in the event that they didn’t really feel he was their franchise man? By the best way, final 12 months’s cash was within the ballpark of Russell Wilson-Jared Goff kind cash,” she mentioned throughout an look on “The Dan Patrick Present.”
“Now he’s trying to be paid proper behind Patrick Mahomes, a man who’s gone to the Tremendous Bowl two years in a row and Dak hasn’t completed that but. They really feel prefer it’s been a good supply.”
The Cowboys positioned a franchise tag on Prescott final season after they failed to succeed in a long-term contract. He earned $31.4 million regardless of a season-ending damage that took him out in Week 5.
The Cowboys have expressed no concern in Prescott’s well being and have made it clear that he’s their man, however it’s unclear if they’re prepared to fulfill him the place he’s at financially.
“His camp believes he must bear what the market worth is and so they really feel like this the deal ought to’ve been completed two years in the past so your issues with cash aren’t our issues,” Slater continued. “It’s nonetheless about respect. There needs to be some give by each side to get this completed.”
If final 12 months’s negotiations had been any indication, Prescott doesn’t appear prepared to budge.