Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper aren’t sweating not having set contracts heading into training camp.
The Cowboys quarterback and wide receiver were on hand in Oxnard, California, where the team holds camp every year.
“It will happen when it happens,” Prescott said, via ESPN.com. “I know I’ll be better by the time the regular season starts. That’s my focus.”
Prescott is heading into his fourth season with the team, while Cooper is set to complete his first training camp as a Cowboy after he was traded to the team midway through last season from the Raiders.
While Cooper said he’s not worried about his deal, he said he couldn’t help but notice the possible huge contracts fellow receivers Julio Jones and Michael Thomas might be receiving.
“I guess I’m just optimistic about it and it’s something that’s going to happen, whether it’s today, tomorrow or whenever,” Cooper said. “I’m not worried about me getting hurt or something like that and it not happening. I just don’t think like that.”
Cooper is set to make $13.9 million in the final year of his deal, while Prescott is entering the final year of his rookie contract, which will net him $2.02 million.
“I’m not here to talk about my contract and that stuff,” Prescott said. “Talks, I’m sure, at this point are continuously happening. For me, it’s to come out here and focus on this, not be distracted by any of that stuff, any of that conversation, just focus on being better, just being the best player I can be and making sure everyone around me is, as well.”
Running back Ezekiel Elliott, who has two years left on his rookie contract, has yet to report to training camp as he seeks a new deal. Prescott reiterated that he didn’t want to talk about contracts, whether it be his or Elliott’s.
“Just knowing his love for the game, knowing his love for his teammates, sure,” Prescott said. “But business is business. That’s for him and his team to handle.”
The Cowboys said they have been in contact with Cooper’s and Prescott’s agents and that the team has “solid” offers in front of Cooper, Prescott and Elliott.