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Cowboys Deny Report That QB Dak Prescott Turned Down A Five-Year, $175 Million Contract

By Austin Payne Staff Writer for Telegraph Local |Owner of  Macro Sports

Eventually, Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are going to agree to a contract extension. I mean, maybe…probably…i think. 

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Dak reportedly turned down the teams first offer, and they then extended a franchise tag offer to him for this season which he has yet to sign. Now, there’s reports that he’s declined another offer from the team.

Chris Simms of NBC Sports said Thursday that Dak has reportedly turned down a deal that was for 5 years and about $175 million in total value, with Prescott turning it down because he wanted the final year of the contract to be worth about $45 million. (Presumably to keep up with the direction the QB market is trending and to account for the salary cap going up.)

However, Prescott’s agents as well as the Cowboys both denied this report via Ian Rapoport today, and so the stalemate continues.

The standstill has been perpetuated by the fact that the world is on pause because of the recent coronavirus pandemic for the last couple months, and little to no movement has been made. 

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It seems unlikely at this point that Dak will sign an extension before the season, and increasingly likely that the two sides will settle on the franchise tag for the upcoming (hopefully) season.

Austin Payne
Austin Payne grew up in the north Georgia mountains before having to relocate to Valdosta in 2017. He has worked various public jobs whilst building a budding interest in marketing, philosophy, sciences, music, and a myriad of other things. An avid learner and information consumer, this all makes for a versatile writer who can cover a litany of topics. While attempting to build experience and start a couple businesses he attends college at Valdosta State University and Georgia Southwestern State university.

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