The expected contract extension for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is coming, but the big question is when it’ll be finalized. Obviously, there’s still some negotiating to be done between the two sides, and Carson Wentz’s new extension with the Philadelphia Eagles is likely to have an impact. Regardless, the outlook remains optimistic on the 25-year-old’s new deal which will keep him in Dallas for the foreseeable future.
While many had held out hope that Prescott would put pen to paper in the recent days or weeks, somewhat of a more realistic timeline estimation was provided. During a recent Q&A with fans, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News was asked if Prescott would receive his deal before training camp.
Machota stated that it’s possible, but pointed to a more realistic option being the extension getting done at some point during training camp. He also pointed out that he’d be “surprised” if it’s not done before the season, which is good news.
Will Dak Prescott have a new contract by the time training camp opens in Oxnard?
Machota: It’s possible. I think it’s more likely to get done during training camp, though. Either way, I’d be surprised if it’s not done by the time the season starts. Both sides have made offers, so the lines of communication are obviously open. Both sides want to get it done. QB contract talks generally die down during the season. Neither side wants that on the mind of the most important player on the field. To eliminate that distraction, I predict Prescott’s deal is the next one to get done for the Cowboys.
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Impact of Carson Wentz’s Contract Extension on Dak Prescott
The Philadelphia Eagles pulled out the check book in a big way to make sure their quarterback was locked in for the long haul. The deal is said to be worth roughly $128 million over four years with a massive $107 million in guarantees, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. This makes Wentz’s total contract worth $154 million over six years.
It was expected that Prescott would receive somewhere in the $30 million per year range. Wentz’s extension comes in at $32 million annually and roughly $25.67 million each season over the full length of the deal. At this point, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Cowboys quarterback wind up slightly above that number, as his agent could use it as a way to push for Prescott to earn more.
Time will tell when it comes to the exact numbers, but for the time being, it appears Prescott’s expected contract extension remains a primary focus for the team. In turn, it wouldn’t be the slightest bit surprising to see a deal get done sooner than later.