‘Hell No!’- Former Super Bowl Winner Shannon Sharpe Says Dak Prescott Will Not Give Dallas Cowboys ‘A Discount’

Published 01/29/2021, 4:28 AM EST
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)


Dak Prescott will be a free agent this off-season. The Cowboys’ quarterback will be looking to maximize his pay during free-agency. There are doubts about whether he will return to the Cowboys next season. After he got injured early in the season, the Cowboys played quite poorly and missed the Playoffs.

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Former Super Bowl winner Shannon Sharpe discussed whether Dak Prescott should offer the Cowboys discount. Sharpe believes that Prescott should not, under any circumstances, give up his payday. He pointed out that his outside endorsements should not dictate how much money he asks for.

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He said, “Hell no! Whatever Dak does outside of the Dallas Cowboys, is Dak’s business. It has nothing to do with the Cowboys. A lot of successful quarterbacks have endorsement deals.

“Baker doesn’t play for the Cowboys. He’s on every Sunday 15 times a day. Rodgers doesn’t play for the Cowboys, he’s on 15 times a day.” 

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Sharpe further added that Dak cannot sacrifice his own self-interest. He pointed out that Prescott’s injury earlier in the season was a wake-up call. And Prescott cannot take the risk of reducing his own money just to help the franchise.

“Successful quarterbacks have contracts and for 1 reason. Dak only played about 5 games, that’s why you don’t give discounts.

“Because with one snap, it’s all over. Dak Prescott, after what he went through, I am willing to show up whatever I own that Dak Prescott is not giving the Dallas Cowboys the discount.” 

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Sharpe further added, “Because it can end too soon. And then what? You gave them a discount. You think they’re going to give you that money back? Absolutely not.”

Prescott will be free to negotiate with other teams, and the Cowboys will also make a significant offer to him. It is up to Prescott where he chooses to go. If the Cowboys can bolster the team around him, Prescott may be tempted to sign a long-term deal.

Can the Cowboys convince Prescott to stay with the team? They will have to make him a good offer and ensure that they provide him with a team that has a chance to win the Super Bowl, which is his goal.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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