Dak Prescott lit up the New York Giants to the tune of 405 yards, four touchdowns and a perfect 158.3 passer rating in Dallas' Week 1 win, and in doing so the quarterback also may also have expedited his contract talks.
This source suggests as much, as Charles Robinson of Yahoo! tweeted that owner Jerry Jones and the Cowboys are moving forward with an insurance policy for the "imminent" contract extension of Prescott.
This is the next step in signing Prescott to one of the largest contracts in NFL history, and the quarterback only solidified his case with his Week 1 performance.
After an offseason of uncertainty regarding the contract extension, it sounds as though the two sides have the parameters of a deal ready to go.
This report has to be a huge relief to Prescott, who entered this season on the final year of his deal. Prescott has led the Cowboys to the playoffs in two of the last three seasons, and Dallas feels as though he is as good as any quarterback in the league. Now it remains to be seen if they'll pay him as such.
The Cowboys had a busy offseason, inking various members of their core to extensions, and with Zeke's deal complete and Prescott's inching closer, they'll have most of their stars locked up, with the exception of wide receiver Amari Cooper.