Twitter Reacts to Record-Breaking Dak Prescott Contract Extension With Dallas Cowboys

Published 03/08/2021, 7:14 PM EST


The Mike McCarthy-led Dallas Cowboys endured a tough outing in the NFL last year. The Jerry Jones-owned franchise ended their campaign with a 6-10 record and finished 3rd in their division. A large reason behind their decline was the absence of star quarterback Dak Prescott.

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Oct 11, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) is tackled and injured by New York Giants cornerback Logan Ryan (23) in the third quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The former NFL Offensive Player of the Year awardee suffered a double compound fracture in the Week 5 win over rivals New York Giants.

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He was ruled out for the remainder of the season as backup QB Andy Dalton stepped in. Prescott threw for 1,856 with 9 passing TDs against 4 interceptions in 5 games.

He was playing for Dallas Cowboys on a bumper $31.4 million franchise tag in 2020. His injury complicated contract negotiations with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. But finally, both parties involved have come to an amicable conclusion.

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Dak Prescott and Dallas Cowboys agree on a massive 4-year extension

Latest reports from NFL insiders Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport confirmed that the Cowboys agreed upon a 4-year contract extension with Dak Prescott worth a reported $160 million.

He will receive an immediate payout of $126 million in guarantees. Prescott’s new deal will see him rake in a cool $42 million per annum, putting him second in the highest-paid quarterback list behind Patrick Mahomes.

Dak Prescott is currently on track to make a swift return for the Cowboys in 2021. His rehab process is going as per schedule and he should be ready to feature when the season starts in September 2021.

Coach Mike McCarthy will be delighted with this latest development. The likes of Ezekiel Elliott, CeeDee Lamb, Amari Cooper, and Michael Gallup, will be eager to reunite with their star teammate in the coming months.

In the meantime, here’s a look at some of Prescott’s top plays from the recently concluded 2020 NFL season.

Here is how Cowboys fans reacted to Dak’s extension on social media

Prescott has been one of the most consistent quarterbacks since making his Cowboys debut in 2016. He has a 42-27 record in 69 starts for the Texas-based franchise.

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In that period, the former Mississippi college player threw for 17,634 yards with 106 passing TDs over the course of his first 5 seasons in the NFL.

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)

But the Cowboys faithful continue to believe that the #4 is the man to lead them back to the Super Bowl. With 4 added years to his tenure in Dallas, that might still be achievable in the near future. Only time will tell how this journey pans out, for both parties involved.

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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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