The day has come. Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms on a long-term contract.
News broke of the Cowboys and Prescott agreeing to terms on Monday afternoon. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and ESPN’s Adam Schefter were among the first to report the deal on Twitter.
Cowboys and QB Dak Prescott have a deal.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2021
Rapoport reported earlier in the day that there was some “positivity” surrounding Prescott and the Cowboys potentially agreeing to terms at some point this offseason. It seemed unlikely that it would all occur so fast, though.
Nevertheless, Prescott signed a record-setting deal with America’s Team. Dallas and Prescott agreed to a four-year contract worth $160 million that could get up to $164 million. The contract also includes $126 million guaranteed — the most in NFL history.
There was never a debate about whether the #Cowboys would keep Dak Prescott. They decided years ago he was their franchise guy. It was a matter of how much. They also had no qualms about his injury, which is right on schedule or ahead of schedule. https://t.co/SwjHaFBJPE
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2021
Prescott is now the second-highest paid quarterback in the NFL, only behind Patrick Mahomes. The deal ranks ahead of Deshaun Watson’s and Russell Wilson’s.
Pretty elite company right there. All four of those quarterbacks are among the best in the world, and all four have the talent to take a franchise to the promised land.
The highest paid QBs in NFL history now stack up like this:
1. Patrick Mahomes: $45M/year
2. Dak Prescott: $40M/year
3. Deshaun Watson: $39M/year
4. Russell Wilson: $35M/year
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 8, 2021
COWBOYS ARE COMMITTED TO PRESCOTT
This shows that the Cowboys are undoubtedly committed to Dak Prescott as their franchise quarterback. Prescott has way outplayed his fourth-round rookie contract en route to becoming one of the premier signal callers in all of football.
Furthermore, this also signifies that the Cowboys are not worried about Prescott’s rehab process. Prescott suffered a compound fracture and dislocation of his ankle in week five’s win over the Giants. There has been conversation on where Prescott stands in his recovery. This contract, which also features a no-trade clause, reveals how the Cowboys feel.
As with anything with the Cowboys, this deal will be put under the microscope by the national media. But one thing is clear: Dak Prescott is well-deserving of his new deal, and the Cowboys are right to bet on number four.
Dallas has decided to reward the face of their franchise after years of negotiating, and the Cowboys are better off for it.
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