The regular season officially begins for the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday, and it’s a lot more exciting now. Ezekiel Elliott has officially agreed to a long-term extension with the team.
Zeke joins DeMarcus Lawrence, Jaylon Smith, and La’el Collins as Cowboys to receive contract extensions since last season ended at the hands of the Los Angeles Rams. There are still two big-time members of the team that have yet to get what many people think is coming, and it’s actually thanks to the Rams that one of those situations is a bit more complicated.
The Philadelphia Eagles already beat the Cowboys to the punch when it came to a long-term extension for their quarterback drafted in 2016, and now the Rams have as well. According to reports, they are giving Jared Goff the biggest guarantee in NFL history.
The #Rams & QB Jared Goff have made significant progress on a long-term contract extension that will be done in the coming days, sources say. The deal should pay him more than $32M per year and allow him to cash in early, similar to Carson Wentz. LA locking up more of its future.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 4, 2019
Compensation update: Rams are giving QB Jared Goff a four-year, $134 million extension that includes an NFL-record $110 million guaranteed, per source. It ties him to LA through 2024 season.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 4, 2019
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson received $107M guaranteed ($70M fully) when he got his deal over the offseason, so it seems like Goff is topping that. If Goff truly is hovering north of $32M per year then it’s safe to say that Dak is going to want to top whatever Goff’s number ends up being.
This is the price that the Cowboys are paying (no pun intended) for being third in line when it comes to quarterback negotiations. It’s not like they’ve sat on their hands as they’ve been busy as previously mentioned, but Prescott is actually entering a contract year and now the price for him just went up.
The quarterback market is always changing, always rising. Dak Prescott is likely very happy today.