New Report Contradicts Latest Dak Prescott Contract News

The Dallas Cowboys haven't shut the door on giving starting quarterback Dak Prescott a new contract.

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One of the various topics of discussion surrounding the Dallas Cowboys this offseason has been the future of star quarterback Dak Prescott. 

Prescott, who is entering the final year of a four-year, $160 million contract extension he signed with the Cowboys in 2021, could become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported on Tuesday that the Cowboys and Prescott have a mutual understanding of his contract situation, and Dallas hasn’t offered him a new deal.

Based on this report from Rapoport, it seems as if the Cowboys could seriously move on from the veteran quarterback. However, Dallas fans shouldn’t celebrate or hit the panic button yet, as Prescott could still be repping the star for the foreseeable future.

Cowboys Rumors: Dallas to Work Out Deal With Dak Prescott 

CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson reported Wednesday that the Cowboys intend to work out a contract with Prescott and haven’t closed off the potential to consummate a deal for the veteran QB this year.

However, Anderson adds that while there’s no offer right now, Dallas is not presently charting a path to let Prescott hit free agency.

With the future free-agent QB and draft classes varying in talent every year, the Cowboys would be smart to not let Prescott hit free agency, as they don’t have a viable option on the roster.

Dallas could look to draft a quarterback this year, but they have other needs on the roster with higher importance. The Cowboys also have Trey Lance, who is entering his second year with the team. But we still don’t know what type of quarterback he is at the NFL level.

There are a lot of hypotheticals right now for the Cowboys, which they should not focus on at this time. Prescott knows that for him to get the long-term deals he wants, the Cowboys have to win the NFC East again (+120 on FanDuel Sportsbook) and make a deep postseason run, which they haven’t done in decades.

If both of those things happen for the Cowboys, we should expect Prescott and head coach Mike McCarthy to receive extensions next year.

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