The Dallas Cowboys have reportedly offered Dak Prescott a contract that averages $33 million and includes $105 million in guaranteed money, Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News.
Watkins reports that Prescott’s agent met with the Cowboys for a second time following the NFL Scouting Combine, but noted the team is in a holding patter with Prescott and Amari Cooper until NFL players finalize their vote on the proposed new CBA, which will be done by March 12.
The average of $33 million isn’t any different than what’s previously been reported. However, the $105 million in guarantees is a new wrinkle. Chances are, that figure still won’t be enough to get Prescott to sign a long-term deal, however, given his comments about setting a new market last year.
At this rate, it seems inevitable that the Cowboys will end up using the exclusive franchise tag to secure Prescott (worth roughly $33 million, ironically), which would also give them more time to hammer out a long-term contract.