The Dallas Cowboys’ complications in paying their young roster continues to prove its difficulty. Not only has Ezekiel Elliott made it clear that he awaits his payday, but quarterback Dak Prescott has also joined in contract disputes.
Heading into the 2019 season, Prescott enters the final year of his rookie contract. The Cowboys are in the midst of negotiations to extend the young quarterback. Recent reports state that Prescott has turned that an offer from the Dallas front office worth $30 million per year.
NFL Network’s Jane Slater reported that the quarterback is seeking a contract worth $40 million per year.
I can confirm reports that QB Dak Prescott has, in fact, turned down 30M a year offer and is instead seeking 40M a year per source informed. #Cowboys
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) August 12, 2019
Although Jane Slater had been certain that Dak requested this contract, reports have now falsified the accusations.
According to Pro Football Talk, “NFL Media reported Monday, though, that Prescott is seeking an annual average of $40 Million per season. A [Pro Football Talk] source quickly shot down the report, saying it is false based on either new money or total value at signing.”
Ultimately, Prescott did turn down a contract extension worth $30 million a year. But, he did not request an annual salary of $40 million. With that being said, the contract talks between the Cowboys and Prescott are still ongoing.
As of now, Prescott is set to earn only $2.025 million in 2019. Considering the quarterback has outperformed under his rookie deal, he is deserving of an extension. How much it will be worth is still unknown.