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Report: Cowboys ‘absolutely’ will not allow Dak Prescott holdout this summer

Jesse Reed
Cowboys, free agency, NFL
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The Dallas Cowboys and quarterback Dak Prescott “absolutely” will hammer out a long-term contract before the deadline, according to Jay Glazer of The Athletic.

No holdout for Cowboys QB Dak Prescott this summer

Responding to questions in his mailbag, Glazer discussed whether the Cowboys could look to free agency if Prescott were to hold out.

“They won’t. Absolutely not. It’s not part of their plan,” Glazer wrote. “Dak Prescott will be a part of the Dallas Cowboys for a long, long time. They will get this worked out.”

In his next response to another question, Glazer hammered the point home by writing, “That has all gotten lost in the Dak Prescott contract signing this year.”

So, in Glazer’s mind, the contract is going to get signed. Prescott won’t go into the 2020 season as a lame duck.

How much will Dak Prescott’s new contract be worth?

Based on all the reports that have emerged in the past few months, it’s clear that Prescott is about to land a massive contract. Some reports indicate he could be looking at a contract that makes him the second-highest paid quarterback in the NFL.

Essentially, Prescott will likely be averaging $35 million or so per year. The biggest issue at this point is that Prescott reportedly wants a four-year contract. The Cowboys, on the other hand, want to lock him up for one more year.

Given the way Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has talked about Prescott like a son, we expect to see the Cowboys hammer out a deal before the July 15 deadline.