Cowboys Giving Dak Prescott a New Contract Before Franchise Tag Deadline Has Hit a Hiccup

Max Staley
Dak Prescott is looking for a new contract from the Dallas Cowboys this offseason.
Dak Prescott is looking for a new contract from the Dallas Cowboys this offseason. / Tom Pennington/Getty Images
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Coming off the best statistical season of his four-year NFL career, Dak Prescott is looking for a new contract from the Dallas Cowboys this offseason. The prevailing theory has always been that he'd reach a deal with Dallas – it's always been a question of how much he'd sign for.

However, according to a recent report, the Cowboys haven't negotiated with Prescott since September. There might not be much progress in the coming weeks, either, as Dallas reportedly wants to wait until the 2020 CBA is officially released before proceeding.

This is likely little more than delaying the inevitable. Ideally, Dallas can lock up Prescott prior to March 12, when the franchise tag deadline closes. And it certainly makes sense that Dallas wants to wait until the CBA is released, as the terms of the new deal could certainly impact a contract of this magnitude.

It seems this will be resolved in one of two ways. Either the Cowboys give Prescott the franchise tag for the 2020 season, or they lock him up with a long-term deal prior to the deadline.

It's still hard to imagine Prescott playing elsewhere any time soon, but given the reported lack of contact between the two sides, it does seem to be a possibility (albeit a slight one) that Prescott could have a new home in 2020.


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