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Report: Cowboys QB Dak Prescott to sign franchise tender this Monday, but the July 15 deadline still looms

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An update on the Cowboys situation concerning Dak Prescott.

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The Dallas Cowboys have taken care of just about everything that they can as far as football operations go this offseason. We have seen the organization re-sign Amari Cooper, extend Blake Jarwin, and bring in notable contributors like Gerald McCoy. What’s more is we saw the Cowboys put together one of the best drafts across the NFL that was headlined by the drafting of CeeDee Lamb.

The one infinity stone missing from the Cowboys’ gauntlet, so to speak, is a long-term contract with their quarterback Dak Prescott. The Cowboys placed the franchise tag on Dak Prescott and the next noteworthy deadline is July 15th. While we are not quite there yet, we do have a bit of news to discuss.

Dak Prescott is reportedly going to sign his franchise tender by Monday

The Cowboys tagged Dak but he has the choice to not sign it and go down the options that such a move would present. There is still no long-term deal to report for Dak Prescott, but there is some action.

On Father’s Day Sunday, word trickled out that Dak Prescott is going to sign his franchise tender on Monday. This is very good news.

The Cowboys still have until July 15th to work out a long-term deal with Dak Prescott. Should the two sides not come to an agreement by then then, Dak will have to play the 2020 season, whenever and however that happens, on the tag that he is signing.

Where this is significant is in terms of any potential holdout that we could have seen from Dak. As ESPN’s Adam Schefter noted, by Dak signing the franchise tender he will now be under contract for the 2020 season.

July 15th is still the next most important day as far as the Dallas Cowboys are concerned.