“Absolutely not,” Cowboys COO Stephen Jones said (via Pro Football Talk). “Dak’s our quarterback for the future. Obviously, this hasn’t been the easiest thing. As Jerry says, ‘As money gets bigger, deals get harder.’ Certainly, we’re talking a significant amount of money here which he so deserves. Absolutely not. Dak’s going to be our quarterback this year. He’s our quarterback for the future. We think the world of him. He represents our franchise in a very positive way in terms of what we want as a leader of our team. He’s just an outstanding man, and we would never rescind the franchise tag.”
If Prescott plays on the franchise tag this year and next, he’ll take home $69.08 million. Dak is looking for a long-term contract worth around $35 million per season.
More Dallas Cowboys Notes
- Dave Tuley of VSiN envisions the Cowboys-Rams Week 1 betting line to fluctuate between Dallas -2.5 and -3 until the start of the season. Other games are more likely to see more fluctuation between now and Week 1.
- Kirk Cousins had some advice for Dak telling, the QB that the franchise tag can be his friend (via ESPN). Cousins spent two seasons playing on the franchise tag for the Redskins before he left for the Vikings in free agency.
- Dalton’s time in Dallas is likely to be one-and-done. “I understand the market’s going to be a little bit different next offseason,” Dalton said (via David Hellman of DallasCowboys.com) So for me, it’s just, I’m trying to set myself up and put myself in the best position for the second half of my career.”