We have reached one of the most important weeks of the offseason for the Dallas Cowboys, some would argue one of the most important weeks in a few years, as this Wednesday is officially the deadline that the team has to land a long-term contract with Dak Prescott.
Since being drafted by the Cowboys in 2016 we have seen Prescott quarterback this team to high highs, including a playoff victory in 2018, but there have also been multiple seasons in which the team did not make the playoffs. Some attribute the team’s lack of success to the franchise’s former head coach in Jason Garrett, but in the world of contract negotiations all factors are fair game.
It was reported over the weekend that the Cowboys are seemingly comfortable with Dak Prescott playing on the franchise tag (which he already signed) if it comes to that. We are going to hear a number of reports between now and then, and the latest goes along with that same thought.
There reportedly isn’t a lot of optimism that a deal gets done
Since the report about the Cowboys being comfortable with Prescott playing on the tag happened there have been reports from the Dallas Morning News and NFL Network that seem to indicate that a deal might not happen.
Situation could change before July 15 deadline but a source said Sunday afternoon Cowboys are not close to reaching a multi-year contract with QB Dak Prescott. He would enter 2020 season on $31.4M franchise tag if no deal by deadline.— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) July 12, 2020
The deadline for a long term deal with Dak Prescott is Wednesday & a source informed tells me there isn’t a lot of optimism that one will be reached. It’s Monday so things can change but that’s where the situation sits currently. Remember he did sign tag so he’s here this season— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) July 13, 2020
As we are approaching the eleventh hour there will be, as mentioned, a lot of public posturing for the next 48 or so hours. This is the Dallas Cowboys after all. There is a strategy to everything.
Dak Prescott did sign the franchise tag tender that was placed on him already, so he is under contract for the season. At the very least, the Cowboys have the most important position locked up for 2020.