There’s two different reports on Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys contract problems. One report said Prescott turned down $175 million for five years, as shown in the tweet below, as suggested by Chris Simms (who a lot of people said cannot be trusted due to shady reports and lack of sources).
It would've made him the highest paid QB in history.
Prescott instead is seeking “north of $45M” in the final season of his new deal, reportedly. pic.twitter.com/IBYCVaxVk7
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) May 21, 2020
Another report, coming in on Yahoo Sports and also by Ian Rapoport, claims the deal wasn’t even offered.
According to the team side and Dak Prescott’s agent, the report (👇🏽) from @CSimmsQB is definitely not true. The two sides have never discussed such scenarios or anything like it. Dak wants a shorter deal, the #Cowboys want a longer one. July 15 is the deadline. https://t.co/yUgxcz5qcq
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 21, 2020
Now that the truth is out there, the contract isn’t. Prescott, at best, is a slightly better than average quarterback, but he’s not on the level of Patrick Mahomes or in the “excellent” category – not even close.
Dak Prescott without a top tier running back, wide receiver, and and defense would probably be nothing more than a younger Andy Dalton anyway.
Think about it – Prescott was surrounded by Ezekiel Elliot, Amari Cooper, that entire defense, and even Jason Witten with all 16 of his years of experience. How did the Cowboys not do better with this? Perhaps because the game manager didn’t manage very well. They were 8-8 and missed the playoffs with Dak Prescott.
Now that Prescott and the Cowboys struggle to sign a deal, and the deadline being on July 15, some fans are already calling for newly signed former Bengal, Andy Dalton to take over.
Cowboys fans are livid that Dak Prescott has not signed a contract yet. He’s an 8-8 quarterback and that’s the type of salary he should have. Except, that type of contract usually doesn’t take this long to sign.
So what’s the hold up?
Here’s a few fans calling for Dalton to start.
Dalton is better than Dak and he’s cheaper
— Don (@gingEER13) May 21, 2020
Dude isn’t even a top 5 QB no way i would pay him this kind of money.
— Justin Reavis (@reavis_justin88) May 21, 2020
I’ve gone from sort of sympathetic about Dak Prescott being underpaid — to — bail on him & let him hit the market, and roll w Andy Dalton, after what I’m reading today. @FS1
— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) May 20, 2020
Dak Prescott and Andy Dalton fighting over who'll lead the Cowboys to 8-8… pic.twitter.com/GJi2q3pID7
— Wager Street (@WagerStreet) May 21, 2020
Andy Dalton, that helped Bengals get #1 overall draft pick. https://t.co/vJ59emtrWY
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) May 22, 2020
Dak think he’s Russell Wilson or something?!
Just go with Andy Dalton lol https://t.co/afxgz7sY7j
— Sami Jarjour (@SamiOnTap) May 21, 2020
So yeah, we don’t even know if there will be a season and people are already tired of the Dak Prescott contract drama.