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Reports of fifth-year, $45 million demand from Dak Prescott have been refuted by multiple sources

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The latest in the Dak Prescott contract saga.

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The Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott are doing what they can to negotiate a long-term deal. This process takes time. One party submits an offer, the other considers it, there is a counter sent back, round and round we go. Welcome to the way that any negotiation for anything that has ever happened in the history of the world.

Often times when it comes to the NFL, or professional sports as a whole, negotiations can become a bit of a circus with what goes on in the media. As Dak Prescott is the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys there is never any shortage on discussion and this week things really turned in one particular direction.

There have been no different discussions between Prescott and the Cowboys than what has already happened to this point

We have known the Cowboys and Dak Prescott to be apart on the issue of contract length, there is no news there. Things did get a bit interesting a few weeks ago when Stephen Jones mentioned the issue of salary cap percentage, but even that was pretty general speak for a roster builder.

This week things got particularly weird when Chris Simms reported that Dak Prescott is seeking “north of $45M” on the fifth year of a hypothetical deal if said deal did indeed include a fifth year.

Such a report seemed preposterous, but as the Cowboys and Dak have been apart on the issue of length, it seemed like the latter’s side might have been positioning a way to make that fifth year worth it for the quarterback if this ultimately ended up being the case. Whatever the case was, it wasn’t. Both Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport have refuted Chris Simms’ report.

This isn’t the first big-time whirlwind that Chris Simms has caused in NFL circles lately as he recently reported that the Seattle Seahawks offered Russell Wilson to the Cleveland Browns for the top selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.

The issue between Dak and the Cowboys continues to center around time. Dak’s camp wants a four-year deal and the Cowboys want a five-year deal.

That’s it. No more. No less.