By virtue of being the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys and a fourth-round pick rather than a first-rounder, Dak Prescott is inherently controversial. Most with an IQ above 40 would acknowledge that he is a solid starting NFL quarterback, but haven't decided if he is worth the $35 million he could earn per year in his second contract.
Those debates have been exacerbated by the constant delays in the deal-making process. However, according to Ed Werder, we might finally have a light at the end of the tunnel, as he believes Prescott and the Cowboys will agree to a new deal by the July 15 deadline.
"I actually think both sides feel like (a deal before July 15) is going to be the outcome," Werder said. "If you look at it, seven of the past 10 NFL quarterbacks to be franchise tagged actually signed multi-year deals before that July deadline, this year, July 15. I think that's going to happen here."
Prescott, who threw for 4,952 yards last year and was one of the best in football at going deep down the field, will play next season on the franchise tag should the Cowboys fail to agree on a new contract. The clock is ticking on signing the former Mississippi State star.
Buckle up for two more months of Dak speculation, as we'll know around that magical July 15 deadline if he is indeed the guy who will lead the Cowboys for years to come.