Dak on deal talks: ‘Need to be a Cowboy endlessly’

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FRISCO, Texas — Dak Prescott has made his intentions identified, not that they’re stunning.

“I imply, I need to be a Cowboy endlessly,” Prescott mentioned Wednesday night time at Dr Pepper Ballpark, the place the quarterback and his teammates had been elevating cash for the Salvation Military by the Reliant Dwelling Run Derby. “I believe the folks which might be doing the deal really feel the identical manner, so to me, it is no rush. I do know it is going to get performed.”

Prescott is about to make $2.02 million within the last yr of his four-year rookie contract that he signed after the Dallas Cowboys drafted him within the fourth spherical in 2016.

Final week, Cowboys govt vice chairman Stephen Jones mentioned talks with the brokers for Prescott and vast receiver Amari Cooper had been “off and operating,” and Jones didn’t rule out a deal for operating again Ezekiel Elliott, both.

Proprietor and normal supervisor Jerry Jones has mentioned preserving Prescott is a precedence for the long run and that he is aware of it is going to come at an enormous worth.

Russell Wilson not too long ago signed a four-year, $140 million extension with the Seattle Seahawks. Prescott is more likely to see a deal that might are available round $30 million per yr.

Final month, DeMarcus Lawrence signed a five-year, $105 million deal that’s the most in Cowboys historical past by way of common per yr ($21 million) and assured cash ($65 million). Prescott figures to high these marks.

“It is all generational cash, life-changing cash, so it is only a blessing to have the ability to be on this place,” Prescott mentioned. “However so far as the numbers are involved, my focus is on the locker room, and that can all handle itself.”

“It is no rush. I do know it is going to get performed,” quarterback Dak Prescott mentioned Wednesday of a long-term cope with the Cowboys. AP Picture/Michael Ainsworth

Since 2016, solely Tom Brady has gained extra video games than Prescott within the NFL. Prescott was named NFL Rookie of the Yr in 2016 after he took over for an injured Tony Romo and threw 23 landing passes with simply 4 interceptions in main the Cowboys to an NFC-best 13-Three file.

Prescott has began each recreation in his profession, compiling a 32-16 file with two NFC East titles and two playoff appearances. He adopted up his rookie marketing campaign with back-to-back seasons with 22 landing passes. He had 13 interceptions in 2017 and simply eight in 2018. He’s the one quarterback in NFL historical past to throw for no less than 20 landing passes and run for no less than 5 scores in every of his first three seasons.

The Cowboys picked up the fifth-year choice on Elliott’s contract for 2020 at a price of $9.09 million, they usually wish to signal him to a long-term deal, as properly.

The Los Angeles Rams signed operating again Todd Gurley to an extension after his third-season summer season, and the Cowboys may observe an identical path with Elliott.

Elliott has gained two dashing titles in his first three seasons. He posted a career-high 77 receptions for 567 yards final season, and he ran for 1,434 yards.

“I am not involved,” Elliott mentioned Wednesday of the contract talks.

How does he block out the talks and ideas of what his future is perhaps?

“Go on the market and play soccer,” Elliott mentioned. “You recognize, do what I have been doing.”

 

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