The annual Dak Prescott contract discussions are nearing after the NFL announced teams can start placing the franchise tag on players as soon as Tuesday.
The story of Dak Prescott and his long term future with the Dallas Cowboys has become exhausting over the previous two years and is once again set to dominate the headlines this offseason as well.
In 2020, Dak played on the franchise tag and made $37 million. I don’t like bringing up these numbers I’m about to include here because the record pace Dak was on his way to weren’t resulting in wins and a lot of these impressive numbers came when the team was trailing by 14+points, but in 5 games in 2020, Dak was on a record pace throwing for 1856 yards, 9 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. He also added in 3 rushing touchdowns and a receiving touchdown before he went down in week 5 with a devastating ankle injury.
Again, context matters but there’s no doubt that Prescott is a top 10ish quarterback in the league.
As far as the recovery, there hasn’t been many updates on that front. Most people around the league believe he is on schedule despite having a second “clean up” surgery in December.
However, there is a small percentage of people that aren’t so sure everything is 100 percent fine in terms of his recovery. If things are truly “on track”, we should see Dak doing football activities by time the offseason program rolls around.
The Cowboys have until March 9th to place the tag on Dak. From there, they have until July 15th to work out a long term deal although the Cowboys will need to alter their draft plans if a deal is not reached before the draft in April.
I think I speak for a lot of Cowboys fans and football fans in general when I say please let this be the last offseason we have to discuss this.
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