Here’s Why Dak Prescott Deserves His Bumper New Dallas Cowboys Contract Extension

Published 03/09/2021, 4:01 PM EST
Aug 24, 2020; Frisco, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott during training camp at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. Mandatory Credit: James D. Smith via USA TODAY Sports


The Jerry Jones-owned Dallas Cowboys endured a difficult outing in the NFL last year. They finished 3rd in the NFC East with a 6-10 record in their first full season under new Head Coach Mike McCarthy.

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They missed star quarterback Dak Prescott, who was ruled out in Week 5 with a double compound fracture in the win over New York Giants.

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)

The 27-year-old is currently undergoing rehabilitation as he targets a comeback before the season starts later in September. But Prescott was rewarded with a long-term deal on Monday night after lengthy negotiations with franchise owner Jerry Jones and Co.

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Dak Prescott is now the second-highest paid quarterback in the NFL

Former AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award winner Dak Prescott penned a 4-year contract extension with Dallas Cowboys last night. The deal has a maximum value of $160 million, including $126 million in guaranteed money.

In contrast, legendary Cowboys QB Tony Romo made $125 million in his 14-year stay in Texas. This is the largest-ever guaranteed amount given to an NFL player.

Two major clauses of the deal include a no-trade clause and a no-tag provision. He is the second-highest paid quarterback in the league behind Kansas City Chiefs starter Patrick Mahomes. Prescott will pocket more than $40 million in the next 4 years.

The stat above indicates how Dak Prescott has the most passing yards-per-game average in the NFL. He tops a list including some big names like Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, and Drew Brees. Of course, that stat is a bit misleading considering Dak featured in just 5 games for the Cowboys in 2020.

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 LA-born athlete threw for 1,856 yards with 9 passing touchdowns last season. In his 5-year stay in Dallas, Prescott 17,634 passing yards and 106 passing touchdowns for the Cowboys.

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Fans took to social media to express their joy over Prescott’s new deal. But the former Mississippi State man will face a battle against time in order to get fit in time for the 2021 NFL season.

How do you think Dak will perform this year after having penned this big-money deal? Tell us in the comments below.

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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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