One of the biggest questions this offseason was if starting quarterback Dak Prescott was going to get a mega-contract extension from the Dallas Cowboys. Our question has been answered as the Cowboys have placed their franchise tag on the 2x pro bowler this morning. The Cowboys can still lock up their quarterback as the deadline for franchise-tag players receiving a long term extension is July 15th.
The franchise tag is reportedly worth up to $26 million for the one year of the tag. Despite contract talks, the Cowboys and Prescott failed to reach an agreement on an extension for now. It was reported last week that Prescott turned down a deal that was worth $33 million dollars a year with $105 million guaranteed. The Cowboy quarterback reportedly wants $40 million a year to become the highest-paid quarterback in the league. In September the Cowboys reportedly turned down another deal that would give him $33 million annually but turned it down because at the time he wanted $35 million annually.
Prescott led the Cowboys to a record of 8-8 missing 1st place in the NFC East resulting in them missing the playoffs. Prescott threw for 4,902 yards along with 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions with a completion percentage of 65.1%. While going 0-7 against teams with a winning record Prescott still is looking to be the highest-paid quarterback in the league. In four years Prescott has led the Cowboys to 4 playoff games, 8 Comebacks, and 14 game-winning drives while having a record of 40-24 throwing for 97 touchdowns and 36 interceptions. The Cowboys now switch their focus to locking down Star wideout Amari Cooper to a long-term deal.