Cowboys: Is Dak Prescott playing for an extension or free agency?

Dak Prescott Dallas cowboys (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is putting up great numbers, but what’s his motivation?

Dak Prescott knew coming into this season that he would have to perform well to get a market-setting extension. lucky for him, the free-agent-to-be leads the NFL in just about every offensive category this season and has positioned himself well to cash in this winter. The only problem is Dak’s great numbers are not producing wins.

If Jerry Jones is basing the extension off of stats then Dak is sitting in a good position right now. This season Prescott has passed for 1,690 passing yards, 9 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions. In addition to his passing stats he has rushed for 86 yards and 3 touchdowns.

If Jerry is determining Dak’s extension off of Dallas winning football games, then Dak may not be as comfortable as he thinks. Watching film on Dak would show that he is performing well enough to receive the money he is asking for, but a lot of his gaudy numbers can be credited to the Dallas Cowboys defense being so poor. The Dallas defense is giving Dak a tremendous boost to his numbers, as long as you don’t count wins, of course.

Why the Cowboys should wait and see

Dak has been putting up huge numbers, but that’s because the Dallas Cowboys have been playing from behind. Prescott has just had to pass the ball more than usual. Jerry Jones needs to wait this out as long as he can because Dak needs to show that he can perform well in tight games. Jerry needs to see how Dak performs on game winning drives and in the playoffs.

If Prescott is the future of the Dallas Cowboys then they will need him to not only show that he can win in the regular season, but in the playoffs as well. Jerry needs more film on close games rather than blow outs and comebacks.

Could the Cowboys trade Dak?

If Jerry Jones does not feel confident enough in Dak’s play to sign him to the extension, they have the option to trade him. Jones could put him out on the trade block and see what the Cowboys could get for him. The stats are showing a promising future for Dak which could bring in good trade value for him. If the Dallas Cowboys could get more defensive pieces and draft picks for Dak, then the Cowboys may consider the trade option.

As it sits right now, the Dallas Cowboys could be helping Dak put together a highlight tape for Free Agency because their terrible defense is setting him up for a big pay day.  This is why Jerry and the Cowboys should consider possibly trading him to get something in case a deal can’t be done.

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The Dallas Cowboys could get a lot of calls about Dak because a lot of teams are looking for a quarterback and there aren’t many to be had. Denver would be one teams that Dallas could receive a call from and they have good pieces on defense that could help Dallas. The Chargers would be another team that could be interested in Prescott that has good defensive pieces.

The hardest thing is that no one knows what is going through Jerry’s mind. No one knows what he will want for Prescott. If they were to go the trade option, Jerry Jones has to understand he may not get what he wants out of the deal. Dallas may have to play this out and wait to see before making any moves.

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The problem is if they wait too long they could lose Dak and get nothing.

  • Published on 10/07/2020 at 12:30 PM
  • Last updated at 10/07/2020 at 12:12 PM