FRISCO – With the deadline to use the franchise tag next Thursday, the Dallas Cowboys sent a new proposal to Dak Prescott’s agent in hopes of starting serious talks leading to a multi-year deal, a source said.
Dak Prescott played the last season of his rookie contract by failing to reach a pre-season settlement in 2019. AP Photo
Two weeks ago at the Indianapolis Cobine, the Cowboys met Prescott’s agent Todd France, in the team’s luxury bus, for about 30 minutes. A source called that meeting “positive.” Prior to that meeting, the parties had not discussed Prescott’s contract since September.RELATED
Sources have said the Cowboys had an offer of $ 33 million per season and more than $ 100 million guaranteed. Full details of the contract are unknown, but the figure was not enough for Prescott to sign, despite the Cowboys thinking they were near an extension early last season.
Russell Wilson of Seattle has the highest average annual salary among queererbacks at $ 35 million, followed by Ben Roethlisberger of Pittsburgh at $ 34 million. Aaron Rodgers of Green Bay and Jared Goff of Los Angeles Rams are next with 33.5 million.
It stands to reason that Cowboys’ new proposal may impact the Rodgers and Goff deals.
If the parties cannot reach an agreement before Thursday, the Cowboys will place the franchise label on Prescott.
While a source said the Cowboys are leaning towards the use of the franquici player tag, which would cost around 33 or 34 million dollars and prevent other teams from making an offer, a final decision has not been made. The franchise label is expected to be valued at around 27 million, but a team could sign Prescott with an offer that the Cowboys would have the chance to match. If they don’t, they would receive two first-round picks in return.
Prescott had marks in aerial yards (4,902) and touchdown passes (30) in 2019, he hasn’t missed a game in his career and has been named twice to the Pro Bowl.