Published: Tue, August 13, 2019
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No, Dak Prescott Is Not Asking for $40 Million a Year

No, Dak Prescott Is Not Asking for $40 Million a Year

Reports on Monday morning suggested Prescott wanted that unprecedented kind of cash in a new deal from the Dallas Cowboys, but several reports have now surfaced refuting those claims.

Whether the Cowboys are in a position, or can create the salary-cap room, to sign Prescott while negotiating with holdout running back Ezekiel Elliott and wide receiver Amari Cooper is unclear.

Quarterback Dak Prescott reportedly rejected the team's offer for a contract extension worth $30 million annually, and is instead looking for a deal in the $40 million-per-year range, though that figure has already been called into question.

There are conflicting reports on exactly how much Prescott is seeking, but NFL Network noted the number could be around $34 million to $35 million. Prescott is 32-16 through his first three seasons in the NFL.


Prescott, 26, can be a free agent after the 2019 season-unless the Cowboys place the franchise tag on their signal caller.

ProFootballTalk.com's Charean Williams reported, citing her own sources, that Prescott did not demand $40 million per year.

Since entering the National Football League as a fourth round pick in 2016, Prescott owns a 32-16 record, 66.1 completion percentage, 96.0 passer rating, 14 game-winning drives and hasn't missed a start. Nobody actually believes Prescott deserves to be paid more than any other quarterback, and most would argue that he's not the same level of player as Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson or Carson Wentz, three of the highest-paid quarterbacks.

Prescott, who is a former 4th-round pick back in 2016, is entering the final year of his 4-year, $2.72M contract.

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