Dak Prescott Gives Unexciting Update on Cowboys Contract Talks

The Cowboys star quarterback provides an update on contract negotiations with Dallas.
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It is technically the quiet part of the NFL season, with teams and player enjoying their summer breaks before reconvening for training camp. However, if you are the Dallas Cowboys, the drama and speculation always find their way.

The disappointing offseason the Cowboys just had increased the amount of pressure on the team. Jerry Jones & Co. have refused to give a contract extension to their star players including Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb, and Micah Parsons. Lamb is in the midst of a contract holdout, Prescott is entering the final season of his contract, and Parsons is still awaiting his record-breaking long-term contract that is projected to come before the start of the 2025 season.

Much to the chagrin of Cowboys fans, there has been very little development on those fronts this offseason. The latest remarks from Prescott himself hasn't really provided much hope for the situation.

Contract Negotiations Ongoing Between Dak Prescott & Cowboys

According to ESPN's Todd Archer, Prescott said that there are conversations about a contract extension happening between his agent and the team but didn't elaborate further.

The fact that the extension hasn't happened so far doesn't bode well for the possibility of it happening before training camp. Prescott will almost certainly make at least $50 million per year on his contract, with his agents presumably pushing for a $60 million annual value. That would make him the highest-paid player in the league.

It is a big risk to let Prescott enter the season on an expiring deal. The Cowboys wouldn't have an opportunity to replace him next offseason if he were to sign elsewhere in free agency. Prescott has more leverage than Dallas in these negotiations, so unless Jerry Jones bites, the extension talks are unlikely to resolve any time soon.

On FanDuel Sportsbook, Dak Prescott currently has the second-best odds (+800) in the NFL to lead the league in passing touchdowns behind Patrick Mahomes. The Cowboys need to have another MVP-caliber season from their star QB to have a chance to break their Super Bowl drought.

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