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NFL legend Joe Theismann is confused. He doesn’t understand why Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys haven’t come to terms on a contract yet.

And after reading what he said on the matter, he has a point.

Theismann to Dak Prescott: ‘Take the money’

Speaking with CBS Sports Radio, Theismann said he’d tell Prescott to “take the money” right now and stop dragging the process out.

“Dak Prescott’s situation confuses me a bit,” Theismann told JR SportBrief. “If I was advising Dak Prescott, I would say, ‘Take the money. The aggravation to go through, the unknowns if you happen to go through a year, the free agency – yes, they’ve committed a lot of money to Amari [Cooper]. Yes, they’ve committed a lot of money to Zeke. But that’s a lot of money. What are you looking for? Another couple million? You’re never going to see the last year of this contract anyway.’”

To Theismann’s point, the Cowboys have offered Prescott a ton of money based on the latest reports.

Furthermore, he’s correct about the last year of his contract. Stars these days rarely get to the end of any big deal. Contracts are restructured or extensions are worked out long before that milestone ever occurs.

Theismann Dak Prescott is ‘not a top-five quarterback’

Going into the issue a bit more during his interview with CBS Sports Radio, Theismann blasted the thought process of trying to hold out for a bit more money.

“What you really concern yourself with is the guarantee that you’re going to get,” he said. “So if he signs a five-year contract at $34 million, that’s $170 million and probably $115-20 of it is guaranteed. What, are you crazy? Are you really, really nuts? Has somebody got into your head and said, ‘It’s worth the risk of disrupting the football team? All the questions, all the pressures?’”

For what it’s worth, Theismann isn’t the only former NFL quarterback who has wondered if there might be trouble in Dallas without a long-term contract for Prescott.

Back to Theismann, the NFL legend took a swipe at Prescott to finish off his argument.

“You’re not a top-five quarterback in the National Football League,” Theismann said of Prescott. “You’re a good football player. You have the potential to be better, but what have you done?”

Tell us how you really feel, Joe.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.