Dak Prescott’s contract situation is becoming more and more of an issue. Prescott wants somewhere north of 40 million dollars per year on his contract extension with the Cowboys, but Dallas seems unwilling to budge.
Yet, if Jerry Jones waits much longer, Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson may reset the quarterback contract market, only making Dak’s asking price continue to tick upwards. Therefore, will America’s team resign their franchise quarterback to a long term deal or risk him deciding that he no longer wants to be a Cowboy?
Firstly, when a team finds their franchise superstar, their first priority has to be to resign them. Any general manager’s number one rule has to be this if they want to keep their job. Therefore, the Cowboys’ number one priority has to keep Dak in Dallas.
Dak is one of the NFL’s premier quarterbacks. In 2019, he threw for 4,900 yards, 30 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. Plus, his underrated mobility in the pocket makes him even more of an elite passer. With his traits, the Cowboys are not only capable of making the playoffs, but going on a deep playoff run.
If Dak’s big contract does not come this season, it may never come. Prescott is in for a big year after the Cowboys used their first round pick on drafting one of the best wide receivers in the NFL Draft in CeeDee Lamb. Adding him to an already electric receiving corps in Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup, only means that Dak is going to flourish in the passing game in 2020.
On top of that, Prescott has one of the best offensive lines in the league protecting him, with pro bowl caliber players like Zack Martin, Tyron Smith, and La’el Collins.
Furthermore, Ezekiel Elliott is one of the NFL’s best running backs, who not only aids the Cowboys offense, but helps Dak open up the passing game.
Plus, Blake Jarwin is a nice option for Prescott in the passing game as a tight end. Not only does he tend to show up in big games against division rivals, but is a viable option after losing Jason Witten in free agency.
With all the weapons around Dak in 2020, look for him to have an MVP type season. If Dak ignites the Cowboys offense in 2020, and carries Dallas into the postseason, Jerry Jones and the Cowboys organization may have no other choice but to pay Dak the amount of money he wants, or risk having their franchise icon wanting to leave Dallas. Yet for now, football fans have no other option but to wait and see what the Cowboys decide to do.
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