The last four years have been some of the more interesting in recent Dallas Cowboys history, and they have all happened with one constant.
Dak Prescott has been the quarterback for the Cowboys for every game that he’s been on the team. It’s rare that this distinction exists for a player, but Dak has been very good, and he has quite the resume to show for his work here in 2020.
As it is four years after Prescott, a fourth-round selection, was drafted, the time has come for him to sign a new contract in the NFL. Obviously the Cowboys want to keep their quarterback around for the foreseeable future and while they have reportedly been trying for the better part of a year a negotiation was not able to be made before the deadline. What deadline you ask? The Dallas Cowboys have officially franchise tagged Dak Prescott.
BREAKING: The Cowboys have put the franchise tag on Dak Prescott & continue to work on a long-term deal with Amari Cooper.— David Moore (@DavidMooreDMN) March 16, 2020
The Cowboys placed the exclusive tag on Prescott which will cost around $33 million for 2020. The sides have until July 15 to work out a long-term deal.
At the very least Prescott is tied to the Cowboys through the 2020 season, although that obviously hinges on him actually signing the tag. Prescott has said before that he could potentially not show for offseason activities, a player being tagged can often lead to an absence of total and complete harmony.
The Cowboys still have time to work out a long-term deal with Prescott and in many senses the tag is simply just a placeholder. We will see if they are able to, but if they aren’t things are going to get awfully contentious.