Update on contract talks between Dak Prescott and the Cowboys

By Vincent Frank
Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys’ decision to place the dreaded franchise tag on star quarterback Dak Prescott seems to have complicated things.

These two sides have been engaged in extension conversations for the past several weeks after tabling them during the 2019 season. Prescott wants a record-breaking deal. Dallas is looking at similar numbers, but wants it structured in a different manner than the quarterback.

Now comes this piece of information from NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport indicating that talks between the two sides have not gained much traction recently.

This can’t be seen as good news. Prescott is already threatening to holdout from this year’s version of the Cowboys’ offseason program, which will be held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There’s obviously a major split between the quarterback and his organization right now.

For their part, recent suggestions conclude that the Cowboys won’t even let Prescott hit free agency next March should the two sides not come to terms on a long-term deal. This isn’t going to be settled any time soon.

Could this lead to Dallas potentially looking to trade Prescott? We would not go that far. But stranger things have happened.

As of right now, things are not looking good on this front.