Dallas Cowboys Fail to Lock up Dak Prescott With Long Term Deal
As the NFL's 2 p.m. deadline for franchise players to sign long term deals came and went, all eyes were on Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys. Despite both sides being at a impasse for much of the last few months, fans still held out hope that Jerry Jones would find a way to work out a last-minute contract extension with their franchise quarterback. Instead, the Cowboys will pay Prescott the $31.4 million franchise tag in 2020.
Despite being "grateful and blessed" to be a Cowboy, Prescott's brother Tad started venting on Twitter about the team's inability to strike a deal with their quarterback.
Jones apparently wanted Prescott to sign a five-year deal, while he countered with a four year contract. Dallas will not be able to negotiate with Prescott again until after the 2020 season. At that point, they will have three options: either sign him to a contract extension, pay him the 2021 franchise tag for $37.69 million, or let him walk with nothing more than a third-round compensatory pick. Until then, the Cowboys and Prescott will roll the dice on the 2020 season, while fans might wonder if it will be the last time they see #4 under center in a Dallas uniform.