Report: Dak Prescott targeting Russell Wilson’s benchmark of $35 million per year

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On Monday, reports emerged that Dak Prescott is looking for a new deal with the Dallas Cowboys that pays him $40 million per year.

That’s pretty outrageous, considering Russell Wilson leads all NFL players with a $35 million-per-year deal. However, it’s not so outrageous to think that Prescott and his representatives are targeting a similar deal to what Wilson got in Seattle.

That’s exactly what is going on right now, according to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports. He reports Prescott is targeting $35 million per year, and that if he doesn’t get a new contract this year and has a huge 2019 campaign, that figure will rise to $40 million in 2020.

Dallas has been vocal about not setting a new market for any of the players it is currently attempting to sign to contract extensions — Prescott included.

The Cowboys have already offered Prescott a long-term extension that reportedly would make him a top-five highest-paid quarterback, but so far the two sides appear to be far apart.

Prescott has done some big things in his three years as a starter for Dallas. However, he’s not yet proven himself to be an elite NFL quarterback. And he’s asking to be paid like one. So it’s hardly surprising that there is an impasse between the ‘Boys and their quarterback.