The Dallas Cowboys don’t seem worried about their talks with quarterback Dak Prescott, who hopes to sign a long-term deal.
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He accepted the franchise player label – worth $ 31.4 million – before the start of this campaign. With his 2020 season floundering due to a serious ankle injury sustained in the Oct. 11 game against the New York Giants, Prescott has more time to think about his next contract. It could also receive the label again in 2021 if no pact is concluded by mid-July.
“In our negotiations with Dak, we want to be more committed to the length of the agreement. We’re not nervous to get him signed. It all hides the good things he does, ”Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones, who is also the son of owner Jerry Jones, told The Fan radio station 105.3.
“He’s an incredible man off the pitch, a great leader in our dressing room and a great player. This is why we want to keep it for the long term, added the leader. When you have someone engaged with you for a long time, you have more flexibility to work on your payroll. When we talk about a quarterback, he is a player who will normally assume a large percentage of the weight. “
Discussions between the parties concerned began several months ago, but despite the lack of a favorable outcome to date, Stephen Jones wants to continue the work. For him, it is important to tie up the file, even if it means taking more time.
“It’s not easy, of course. We are looking at this and we have been to the front. I think everyone is aware of the issues and that the knot to untie is more the duration than the value of the contract, he said. It shows our confidence in Dak, because we want to see him here for a long time. But yes, when you make a bad contractual decision, it can haunt you for a long time. “
Prescott has totaled 1,856 passing yards this year, as well as nine touchdowns and four interceptions.