The Dallas Cowboys plan to place the dreaded franchise tag on star quarterback Dak Prescott should the two sides not come to terms on a long-term deal ahead of the March 12 deadline.
By now it’s well known that extension negotiations between the two sides have not gone swimmingly.
Prescott and the Cowboys met for the first time since September late last week at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. The Pro Bowl signal caller is said to be demanding a market-setting deal.
According to ESPN’s Dan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler, the Cowboys have stopped short of that.
“Dallas has made Prescott a significant offer that averages, sources say, about $33 million per year,” the two reported.
Previous suggestions that Prescott was demanding $40 million annually have been thrown out the window. Though, $33 million per season would not be the record-breaking deal that the signal caller seeks.
That total would come in fifth among quarterbacks, behind Russell Wilson, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers and Jared Goff.
There’s obviously a lot more work to do on this front without much time to get anything done.