Russell Wilson as a Dallas Cowboy? That was a big conversation at the end of last week and has continued into the early part of this week.
If you haven’t heard, Russell went on a two week media tour around the Super Bowl voicing his frustration with getting hit and stories followed that highlighting his frustration with not having enough say in personnel or game planning decisions.
Regarding the game planning, Russ wants to cook. Head coach Pete Carroll wants to hand the ball off. A strategy that hasn’t helped Seattle back to the Super Bowl since 2014 when they had the “Legion of Boom” on defense.
Then, Russell Wilsons agent told Adam Schefter that Wilson has not requested a trade from Seattle but that if he waived his no trade clause, he would be willing to waive it for the New Orleans Saints, Las Vegas Raiders, Chicago Bears and the…Dallas Cowboys.
His frustration grew even more after seeing Tom Brady win another Super Bowl in Tampa Bay after having a huge say in choosing certain players he wanted to join him in Tampa Bay, including Antonio Brown and Rob Gronkowski.
So, with all this being said…a big conversation in “Cowboys Twitter” has been, who would you rather have? Dak or Wilson?
I see the argument by both sides. Dak is younger. Russ is better at the moment and would be cheaper assuming Dak gets his long-term contract he has been seeking for going on three years now. For what its worth, Michael Irvin believes that Wilson “wants Daks chair.”
That leads me to the latest from Jane Slater. When Jane wasn’t causing an uproar on Twitter, she joined the “Dan Patrick Show” and discussed what Dak is seeking in these negotiations.
She told Dan that Dak wants to be paid “right behind Patrick Mahomes, a guy who has been to the Super Bowl two years in a row.” Jane also said that Dak wants his respect and that being paid right behind Mahomes is what he considers respect. The Cowboys feel like the offers they’ve put on the table the last couple of years have been respectful.
Two years ago, the Cowboys offered Dak $30 million per year and last season they offered him somewhere in the ballpark of $35 per season but the sides couldn’t agree on the length of the contract.
Jane went on to say that people within the organization feel like the two sides are making progress but we’ve heard that before and a deal did not get done.
We are a week away from the franchise tag deadline. Stay tuned.