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

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

“I imply, I need to be a Cowboy endlessly,” Prescott mentioned Wednesday evening at Dr Pepper Ballpark, the place he and his teammates had been elevating cash for the Salvation Military by means of the Reliant Dwelling Run Derby. “I feel the individuals which might be doing the deal really feel the identical manner, so to me it is no rush. I do know it would get carried out.”

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

Final week, govt vice chairman Stephen Jones mentioned the 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 common supervisor Jerry Jones has mentioned Prescott is a precedence to maintain for the longer term and that he is aware of it would come at an enormous worth.

Russell Wilson lately signed a four-year, $140 million extension with the Seattle Seahawks. Prescott is prone to see a deal that would are available in round $30 million per yr.

Final month, DeMarcus Lawrence signed a five-year, $105 million deal that’s the most in Cowboys historical past when it comes to common per yr ($21 million) and assured cash ($65 million). Prescott figures to prime 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 would get carried out,” quarterback Dak Prescott mentioned Wednesday of a long-term cope with the Cowboys. AP Photograph/Michael Ainsworth

Since 2016, solely Tom Brady has received extra video games than Prescott within the NFL. Prescott was named the 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 document.

Prescott has began each sport in his profession, compiling a 32-16 document with two NFC East titles and two playoff appearances. He adopted up his rookie season with back-to-back years 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 at the least 20 landing passes and run for at the least 5 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 and wish to finally signal him to a long-term deal as effectively. The Los Angeles Rams signed Todd Gurley to an extension after his third-season summer season, and the Cowboys might comply with an identical path with Elliott.

Elliott has received two dashing titles in his first three seasons and had a career-high 77 receptions final yr. He ran for 1,434 yards.

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

How does he block out the talks and what his future may be?

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

 

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