Wednesday’s deadline for franchise players to sign multi-year offers came and went without any change in the status of Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.
He will be the third quarterback to play one season under the terms of a tag – Drew Brees and Kirk Cousins are the others – and will be either another tag, a long-term deal or an unlimited free agency when the 2020 season comes to an end. . Prescott has signed his bid and will earn $ 31.4 million this season as a result.
Talks about an extension have been ongoing since Prescott’s third season ended, but reports indicated that this year’s push failed in part because the Cowboys wanted a five-year deal while Prescott was looking for four years. The failure to reach an agreement did not lead to a difficult response from Prescott on Wednesday night.
“I’m a cowboy and I could not be happier,” Prescott told JAT Epstein of USAToday.com. “I look forward to working with Coach [Mike] McCarthy, the staff and my teammates for being the best team we can be in the pursuit of our goal of a Super Bowl. “
Another tag in 2021 would have a salary of $ 37.68 million and thriving in McCarthy’s crime would likely push the price of a long-term deal higher than it was this season, so Prescott has plenty of reason to feel good about what the future holds even if he did not get the offer he wanted this time.