Dak Prescott was hit with the franchise tag by the Dallas Cowboys, locking him in to a salary of just over $30 million for the 2020 season. Despite this development, we are STILL getting new Prescott contract rumors.
Yahoo's Charles Robinson confirmed reports that Prescott, who threw for 4,952 yards last season, is eyeing up a four-year deal that will pay him around $35 million annually.
Robinson also postulated that the Cowboys want to agree to terms with Prescott more desperately than Dak does.
The way the money is distributed over the four years in this hypothetical deal could be extremely interesting to watch, as the backloaded contracts of Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper and Jaylon Smith will start eating up a large portion of the salary cap, to say nothing of the impending Leighton Vander Esch deal.
Dak and the Cowboys seemed destined to eventually agree on a deal, but the two parties still don't seem close on any sort of long-term deal. As Dak plays the 2020 season under the tag, his number is only going to go up after one more year in Kellen Moore's pass-happy offense.