Cowboys VP: Dak Prescott contract talks ‘fixing to heat up’

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If the Dallas Cowboys want to win the Super Bowl next season, signing Dak Prescott to a new contract will be critical. Fortunately, it seems contract talks between Prescott and the Cowboys are about to heat up.

In an interview with The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said the team wants to get a deal done and they expect contract talks to get rolling very soon.

“We want to get this done,” Jones said,via The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Things are fixing to heat up. We want to put every foot forward and try to grind this out and get a deal done.”

The Cowboys are expected to place the franchise tag on Prescott this offseason. The tag is expected to be worth approximately $27 million this season for quarterbacks and would make Prescott the eighth-highest paid quarterback in the NFL on a one-year deal.

However, Prescott has become frustrated by negotiations with the team and indicated he might not report to camp if the Cowboys use the franchise tag on him.

Coming off a career-best season with 4,902 passing yards, 33 total touchdowns and a 99.7 quarterback rating, Prescott is in the perfect position to cash in with a long-term extension. The 26-year-old could look to top Russell Wilson’s $35 million annual salary to become the highest-paid NFL player.

Prescott will be back with the Cowboys for the 2020 season, either under the tag or with a new contract. However, it might be in Dallas’ best interest to make their star happy and have him be ready to work with Mike McCarthy when camp opens in the summer.