Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott is planning to sign his Franchise Tender with the Dallas Cowboys by Monday, June 22 according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Cowboys’ QB Dak Prescott is planning to sign his $31.4 million exclusive franchise tender by Monday, source tells ESPN.
The two sides still now have until July 15 to work out a long-term deal.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 21, 2020
Prescott received the franchise tag by the Dallas Cowboys after not agreeing to an extension before the March 16th deadline. The team continued negotiations with Prescott since then and still has not come to an agreement. This means that Prescott is obligated to participate in mandatory team activities including training camp.
The $31.4 million Franchise Tender makes Prescott the seventh highest-paid quarterback in 2020.
According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, Prescott “decision to sign his franchise tender is not an indication that a long-term agreement is close.”
The Dallas Cowboy’s drafted Dak Prescott in the fourth round of 2016. However, Prescott was forced into action after an injury to starting quarterback Tony Romo. Prescott started the entire season and took home the Offensive Rookie of the Year. He also was voted to the Pro Bowl in 2016 and 2018. In 2019 Prescott was second in the league in passing yards behind Jameis Winston with 4,902 yards. He also threw for 30 touchdowns which was 4th in the league.
Since 2016, Prescott is 40-24 as a starter. The Cowboys had their worst record since Prescott joined the team this past year going 8-8. This was only the second time the Cowboys have missed the playoffs since Prescott became the starter.