Published: Tue, August 13, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Cowboys' Dak Prescott turning down over $30M per season?

Cowboys' Dak Prescott turning down over $30M per season?

That's certainly not to say Prescott isn't deserving of a fat new contract.

According to Michael Lombardi of The Athletic, Prescott allegedly turned down a deal that would pay him approximately $30 million per year.

In reality, his best bet is probably for an agreement somewhere in the middle of the reported $30 million and his $40 million asking price.

The Cowboys are now trying to negotiate new deals for running back Ezekiel Elliott, who is not with the team at training camp and is holding out in this dispute.

If Prescott had been the one to sign a deal like Wentz's, then the Eagles would have to combat both with paying him more than the Cowboys QB - that's how QB contracts work, each always more than the last one signed - and with the coming deals for Rams quarterback Jared Goff and, soon, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Wilson agreed to a contract earlier this year that averages $35 million annually.

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The Cowboys are straddled with the likelihood that they might have to overpay a quarterback who will never be at that level.

If Prescott lands a deal that averages at least $30M per season, he'll join Matt Ryan, Wentz, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger and Russell Wilson as the highest-paid signal callers in the sport. Prescott is 32-16 through his first three seasons in the NFL.

Since entering the National Football League as a fourth round pick in 2016, Prescott owns a 32-16 record, 66.1 completion percentage, 96.0 passer rating, 14 game-winning drives and hasn't missed a start.

A fourth-round pick in 2016, Prescott is headed into the fourth and final year of his rookie contract.

While most pundits and fans are scoffing at Prescott's reported request, his former wide receiver Dez Bryant isn't.

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