New Report Hints at Details of Cowboys' Latest Dak Prescott Contract Offer

New reports indicates that the Cowboys' contract offer to Dak Prescott has increased above Jared Goff levels.
New reports indicates that the Cowboys' contract offer to Dak Prescott has increased above Jared Goff levels. / Tom Pennington/Getty Images

The Dallas Cowboys have been put in a difficult situation when it comes to quarterback Dak Prescott. With the franchise tag deadline approaching this upcoming Monday, team owner Jerry Jones is trying to come to an agreement with his signal caller, who reportedly turned down a $105 million guaranteed contract.

On Tuesday, Jane Slater of NFL Network reported that the Cowboys' latest contract offer to Prescott exceeds that of Los Angeles Rams' quarterback Jared Goff, who earns an average of $33.5 million per year. Slater notes that it's unknown specifically how it blows away Goff's deal, but if both sides can't agree, the franchise tag will have to come into play.

In case you forgot, the Rams signed Goff to a four-year, $134 million contract, in which over $110 million is guaranteed. If Slater's report insinuates anything, it's that Prescott is about to be paid. If the Cowboys are to exceed Goff's financial figures, Prescott would be up there in Russell Wilson territory -- the Seahawks QB earns an average annual salary of $35 million on his deal.

Prescott has received negative attention in regards to his reported contract demands. Prior to the start of last season, Prescott was understood to be seeking an annual salary of $40 million on his extension, which the Cowboys were obviously apprehensive in giving him. In September, they were reportedly close to agreeing on a $33 million AAV deal before talks fell apart.

Prescott responded to the impasse by throwing for 4,902 yards, 30 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions on a 65.2 completion rate in 2019. Despite those numbers, he was unable to lead his team to a playoff berth. Not to mention that there is lingering uncertainty as to how he'll perform under new head coach Mike McCarthy.

Whatever the case may be, the Cowboys appear adamant to get a deal done with Prescott. If they can't reach an agreement on an extension, expect the quarterback to get tagged. And you'd be hard-pressed to find any player who'd prefer that outcome.