NFL Contract Expert Claims Dak Prescott Deal Will Not Be Finalised in 2021

Published 02/28/2021, 6:38 PM EST
Sep 20, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) throws in the pocket in the second quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports


The NFC East franchise Dallas Cowboys started the 2020 NFL season as outside contenders to make the Super Bowl. They boasted of a strong quarterback in the form of Dak Prescott, along with a strong wide receiving corps featuring the likes of Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and rookie CeeDee Lamb. However, it’s safe to say that things did not go as per plan.

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Oct 11, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) leaves the field with an injury in the third quarter against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Cowboys ended the season on a poor note finishing 3rd in their division above rivals, Philadelphia Eagles. Their season was hampered after star quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a season-ending compound fracture in Week 5.

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After having missed the majority of the 2020 season, Prescott is scheduled to make a return later this year. But his contract situation with the Cowboys still remains uncertain.

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In a recent appearance on 105.3 The Fan, popular CBS Sports contract specialist Joel Corry opened up about Dak Prescott’s peculiar contract situation.

The experienced NFL quarterback played the 2020 season on a massive $31.4 million franchise tag. The Jerry Jones-owned Dallas Cowboys offered Dak a bumper 4-year deal last offseason. However, Prescott and his entourage wanted a shorter, three-year deal.

Both parties failed to come to an agreement. In the 4 complete games that Prescott played in 2020, he threw for 422.5 yards per game and the Cowboys scored 31.5 points per game. He was well on track to shatter Peyton Manning’s single-season passing yards record (5,477).

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ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys on the field during warm ups before the game against the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

After his injury last year, his contract situation got more complicated. The Cowboys have until 4 p.m. ET on July 15th to tie Prescott down to a long-term deal. If they fail to do so, he will have to play on a franchise tag for yet another season.

Following this, Prescott will be free to move to another team in 2022. Time is running out for Jerry Jones and Co. Let’s hope they find a solution that suits both sides in the coming weeks.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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