Dak Prescott will play under a franchise tag in 2020 after failing to come to an agreement with the Cowboys on a long-term agreement. Dallas missed the playoffs last season, which was Prescott’s fourth year as a starter. The QB has eyes on the Super Bowl this time around.
“I’m a Cowboy and couldn’t be happier,” Prescott said, via Jori Epstein of USAToday.com. “I look forward to working along Coach [Mike] McCarthy, the staff, and my teammates to be the best team we can be in pursuit to our goal of a Super Bowl.”
Cowboys’ Super Bowl Chances?
Oddsmakers only have six teams ahead of the Cowboys to win the Super Bowl, as the franchise is +1800 to win the Lombardi Trophy (via GambetDC). Only three NFC teams (49ers, Saints, and Bucs) are perceived to have a greater shot at winning SB 55.
No quarterback has ever led his team to a Super Bowl victory while playing under a franchise tag. In fact, since 1993 (the year Prescott was born) only two players played under the tag—Drew Brees for the Chargers in 2005 and Kirk Cousins, who played under the tag for Washington during the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Both QBs eventually left their teams in free agency.
Prescott has made the postseason in two of his four seasons as a Cowboys’ starter, though he has never had a losing campaign. Dallas went 8-8 in 2019.