Dak Prescott and a potential new contract seem to be social distancing like the rest of us.
The Dallas Cowboys quarterback has been in a stalemate of contract talks with his team since the end of last season, and it appears the two sides aren’t getting much closer.
According to NBC Sports’ Chris Simms, Prescott was offered a five-year, $175 million contract from the Cowboys, which would make him the highest-paid quarterback in NFL history.
It would’ve made him the highest paid QB in history.
Prescott instead is seeking “north of $45M” in the final season of his new deal, reportedly. pic.twitter.com/IBYCVaxVk7
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“He wants a four-year deal. If they do agree to a five-year deal, they would like a really big number at the end of that fifth year to cover their butts for what the market might be at the position five years from now.” Simms said in an interview with 103.5 The Fan. “I’ve heard he’s asking for somewhere like north of $45 million in that fifth year.”
His current offer stands at $35 million per year.
If Dak were to get the deal he is asking for, he would make more money than other quarterbacks who have won Super Bowls while only appearing in three playoff games, winning one.
Sources told ESPN that Prescott does not plan to participate in the Cowboys’ offseason program until both sides agree to a long-term contract.