Dak Prescott Has Surprising Comment On Cowboys Contract Negotiations

The Dallas Cowboys star quarterback makes a shocking comment in light of his ongoing contract negotiations.
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The never-ending contract drama between the Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott doesn't look like it's gonna resolve any time soon. Jerry Jones & Co. are playing hardball and Prescott seems more than happy to bet on himself as he is entering the final year of his deal.

In fact, he isn't letting the contract negotiations get to him whatsoever. In his remarks after the Cowboys' organized team activities on Wednesday, Prescott said he doesn't even care about the money, according to Todd Archer of ESPN.

Cowboys News: Dak Prescott Makes Shocking Statement About Contract Negotiations

Stating that he isn't too worried about the numbers on his next contract, Prescott is letting his agents deal with the negotiations. Focusing on what he can control, the 28-year-old quarterback is tackling next season like any other, despite the fact that it might be his last in Dallas.

"I don't play for money. Never have cared for it, to be honest with you. Would give it up just to play this game. So, I allow that to the business people to say what it's worth, what they're supposed to give a quarterback of my play, a person of my play, a leader of my play. For me, it's about, as I said, control what I can control and handle that part and the rest will take care of itself."

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Whether you believe Prescott's claim that he doesn't care about the money is up to you. But it's clear that he needs to be compensated with a fair market deal. Top quarterbacks in the NFL make over $50 million annually right now and as a perennial MVP candidate, Prescott should be a lock to get that and over $200 million in total guaranteed money.

Even though Prescott might not care about the money, he presumably cares about being valued and respected. Nobody wants to feel unappreciated. If he thinks that that is what the Cowboys are doing, he might be a real flight risk in 2025.

This is a huge risk for the Cowboys. Most NFL teams don't take the risk of letting their star quarterback hit free agency, especially when they don't have the means to replace him. Despite the fact that Prescott hasn't been able to lead Dallas to a Super Bowl, it's hard to imagine the Cowboys finding an upgrade over him in the immediate future. There's a reason that Dallas has the third-best odds to win the NFC at +650 on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Let's hope that the gamble of allowing Prescott to play on an expiring contract doesn't backfire on the Cowboys.

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