Dak Prescott-Tony Romo Contract Difference Highlight Jerry Jones Issues

Owner Jerry Jones seems to be playing hardball with Dak Prescott but that wasn't the case with Tony Romo.
October 8, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones before the game
October 8, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones before the game / Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys and QB Dak Prescott head into the 2024 campaign with plenty of questions surrounding his contract. Prescott is going into the final year of his four-year, $160 million deal that he signed in 2021.

Many thought Dallas would be looking to lock down their franchise QB but that isn't the case. On Mar. 26, Ian Rapoport reported that the Cowboys and Prescott have a mutual understanding of his current deal and Dallas has presented no offers.

Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe had former MVP Cam Newton appear on his podcast "Club Shay Shay" and they talked about Prescott's contract. They made an interesting comparison between the handling of Prescott and former Cowboy Tony Romo.

Sharpe said, "I know a guy that played quarterback that didn't win nearly as much. Dak probably won more playoff games than him and he never had to worry about a contract."

Cowboys News: Shannon Sharpe Compares Dak Prescott's Contract Situation with Tony Romo

This is a great point highlighted by Sharpe. Back in 2013, Romo and the Cowboys agreed to a six-year, $108 million extension with $55 million in guarantees and a $25 million signing bonus. This came one year after the Cowboys went 8-8 and failed to reach the postseason.

It's surprising to see that Prescott hasn't inked an extension yet and it doesn't sound like one will be happening soon.

Jerry Jones loved Romo despite his lack of success in the postseason. Before signing that massive extension, Romo was 1-3 in the playoffs. In addition, in 2012, Romo finished with 4,903 passing yards, 28 passing touchdowns and 19 interceptions.

Meanwhile, Prescott was one of the best signal callers in the league last year. He ranked third in passing yards (4,516), second in QBR (72.7), and first in passing touchdowns (36).

It just seems like Jones picks and chooses when he wants to dish out massive money but if Romo got a mega deal, why shouldn't Prescott?

It'll be interesting the next couple of months in Dallas as we inch closer to the 2024 season.

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