Dak Prescott has set a high price tag as he negotiates a new contract with the Cowboys.
According to a report from NFL Network, the Dallas quarterback turned down a $30 million per year offer from the team as he enters the final season of his rookie deal.
There are conflicting reports on exactly how much Prescott is seeking, but NFL Network noted the number could be around $34 million to $35 million.
If Prescott reaches the lower end of that range, he would be up there with Ben Roethlisberger in average salary and surpass Aaron Rodgers, Carson Wentz and Matt Ryan. If Prescott reaches the top of the reported range, he’ll join Russell Wilson as the league’s highest-paid quarterbacks.
This is negotiating and business here. Number, if gets done, would likely be closer to 34-35M but as I reported earlier this summer don’t expect a “hometown discount” https://t.co/aVg9uZhRAk
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) August 12, 2019
Prescott is just one of the contracts the Cowboys are hoping to secure before the start of the season.
Both he and wide receiver Amari Cooper are slated to be free agents next year and running back Ezekiel Elliott is still in the midst of his holdout as he also hopes for a new deal with two years remaining on his current contract.
Despite this, owner Jerry Jones doesn’t seem worried.
“Just know that like so many things, it’ll happen. It’ll happen,” Jones said last week, via NFL.com. “There literally is no concern on my part at all about any time frame. That’ll happen. The results are too good for them and too good for the Cowboys. Think about it now. The results are too good for them and too good for the Cowboys. That always happens when it’s that good for both of us.”