The time is coming for the Cowboys to extend Dak Prescott, and the young quarterback is looking for a nice big contract when it happens.
For quarterback Dak Prescott, his chance to earn a hefty payday from the Dallas Cowboys is coming very soon. He has one more season until he becomes an unrestricted free agent, and he’s looking for the Cowboys to lock him up to a big extension.
Prescott believes he has earned a long term contract, and given the success the Cowboys have had with him running their offense, it’s hard to dispute.
“I think the team knows how to pay what’s deserved,” Prescott told USA Today Sports ahead of Super Bowl LIII last Sunday, “and pay those other people at the same time without being frugal.”
To this point in his career, Prescott has been making very little money, at least for quarterback standards. His salary in 2018 came out to just $725,848, which ranked 55th among NFL passers. Tom Brady of the New England Patriots made $15 million last season, and even that was on a team-friendly deal.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers made an average of $33.5 million in 2018, and his team went just 6-9-1 and missed the playoffs for the second consecutive year. Prescott, on the other hand, led the Cowboys to a 10-6 record, an NFC East championship and a home playoff win over the Seattle Seahawks.
Since becoming the starter for the Cowboys, Prescott has gone 32-16. He also has 15 fourth quarter and overtime comebacks, which is an NFL record for a quarterback in his first three seasons. It’s safe to say that Prescott has been one of the biggest bargains in the NFL.
His numbers on the stat sheet might not always jump out at you, but the bottom line is that Prescott has the Cowboys winning games and contending for Super Bowls. It’s hard to say that he doesn’t deserve a nice big contract. Eventually, Dallas will have no choice but to pay him that hard-earned money if it wants to keep him around.
Luckily for Prescott, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones loves his young quarterback and has expressed in the past that he wants to lock him up long term. Prescott’s big payday is likely coming sooner rather than later.