This feels like a sick case of deja vu. It’s another offseason where we are still questioning whether quarterback Dak Prescott will receive a long-term contract from the Dallas Cowboys or not. He certainly deserves it, but it just seems like team owner Jerry Jones and the Cowboys refuse to give him what he wants. While this situation has been a heated topic of debate for over a year now, Stephen A. Smith of ESPN recently discussed it, and he had a stern message for Jones.
Dak Prescott may not receive a long-term contract from the Cowboys this offseason
Dak Prescott was coming off an incredible season in 2019. He threw for over 4,900 yards and had 30 touchdown passes. He was then off to an excellent start in 2020. However, Prescott got hurt in Week 5 and missed the rest of the season.
Despite the injury, though, Prescott’s value actually increased in 2020 due to the way that the Cowboys played after he went down. They ultimately went from an 8-8 team in 2019 to a 6-10 team in 2020. That alone proves that they really need to get him signed, as they probably don’t want to have to continue dealing with below-average quarterback play moving forward.
However, ESPN’s Jeff Darlington recently reported on Get Up that the Cowboys will “probably” place the franchise tag on Prescott again if they can’t agree to a contract by the deadline, according to Bleacher Report.
“Very important to point out here, though, speaking with people on both sides of this thing, it does not sound as if any progress has been made in a long-term extension for Dak Prescott,” Darlington said, per Bleacher Report.
If the Cowboys use the franchise tag on Prescott for 2021, after also using it on him in 2020, he will make about $37.7 million, according to CBS Sports. However, they essentially have to agree to a contract with him before the 2022 season, as the franchise tag would then cost them over $50 million for that year. If they don’t use the franchise tag on Dak Prescott for the 2022 season, and if he doesn’t receive a long-term contract by then, he would then ultimately become an unrestricted free agent.
What’s frustrating for many fans and followers of the NFL, is that Dak Prescott’s performance on the field for the Cowboys has certainly warranted a long-term deal. Stephen A. Smith of ESPN seems to agree, too, as he sent out a stern message to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith sends a stern message to Jerry Jones
Stephen A. Smith recently appeared on his ESPN show, First Take, and he was not happy about the Dak Prescott contract situation.
“No one has looked Jerry Jones in the face and challenged him,” Smith said on the Feb. 23 …read more
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