Dak Prescott Would Be a Total Fool to Turn Down Latest Offer From the Cowboys

If Dak Prescott walks away from this offer, then he's a fool, plain and simple.
If Dak Prescott walks away from this offer, then he's a fool, plain and simple. / Tom Pennington/Getty Images

The Dallas Cowboys have been stuck with the difficult task of trying to extend multiple star players on expiring deals in one offseason, and one of them just so happens to be their franchise quarterback in Dak Prescott.

But their latest offer to Prescott seems to prove that Jerry Jones and Co. are up to the challenge of retaining him. There's plenty of money on the table for Prescott to take, and at this point, he'd be an idiot to walk away from what's reportedly on the table: $105 million in guaranteed money and an average annual salary of $33 million.

While these numbers are not the record-breaking kind like Dak reportedly desires, he'd still be rocketed up the charts to become one of the highest wage-earners in the NFL. His average annual pay would surpass that of division rival Carson Wentz ($32 million) and would put him within spitting distance of Super Bowl champ Russell Wilson ($35 million). The total guaranteed money would sandwich him between Wilson ($107 million) and former MVP Matt Ryan ($100 million).

While you may or may not rate Wentz among the elite, Wilson and Ryan have certainly proven far more in their careers than Prescott has. They've won bigger games. They've filled up the stat sheet. There's just no legitimate reason for Dak to turn down this offer and roll the dice in free agency (or force the Cowboys to consider the franchise tag).

The fact of the matter is that while Prescott's 97 career passer rating and 16-game averages of 3,944 passing yards and 24 touchdowns aren't going to get him a single cent more than what the Cowboys are offering him on the open market.

This is a massive contract that he's being offered from a team that has a familiar system and a standout running back to lean on in Ezekiel Elliott. There's nothing not to like about the environment or the deal itself.

Prescott has been hand-delivered the opportunity to become one of the top-five quarterbacks in football in terms of pay. If he walks away, he'll assuredly have to settle for less one way or another -- he'll have nobody to blame but himself.