Cowboys' contract hell worsens after Dak Prescott rejects extension


For Eagles fans and opposing NFC franchises, the Cowboys overpaying for Prescott would be a win, while making it less likely that Dallas is able to keep the quarterback, Ezekiel Elliott, and Amari Cooper.

That's certainly not to say Prescott isn't deserving of a fat new contract.

Dak Prescott is not seeking $40 million a year in a new contract. His counterpart in the NFC East, Dak Prescott is looking to get paid, and according to Jane Slater, he wants to most per season in National Football League history.

ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio, however, reported that this was false by any standard. Oh yeah, Elliott is now holding out in Cabo, threatening not to play this season short of a new deal, while Cooper is set to earn almost $14 million in a team option season in 2019 before potentially hitting the open market.

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Update (6:25 p.m. ET): ESPN's Chris Mortensen and Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk both disputed Slater's report, saying Prescott has not asked for $40 million annually. It gave him a new-money average of $35 million per year.

That said, Prescott has been really good for the Cowboys, so both sides should be motivated to get a deal done.

If Prescott lands a deal that averages at least $30M per season, he'll join Matt Ryan, Wentz, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger and Russell Wilson as the highest-paid signal callers in the sport. Wentz, the former No. 2 overall pick, whose rookie contract was fully guaranteed at a cost of more than $26 million, has never played a full season, much less a playoff game, and watched Nick Foles quarterback the Eagles to their first Super Bowl.