Glazer On Cowboys & Dak: Prescott's Staying in Place - And Not Asking for $40 Million

Mike Fisher

FRISCO - When we first started reporting on the 2019 specifics of what Dak Prescott was asking for in terms of APY from the Dallas Cowboys, it was made very clear to us from sources with first-hand knowledge of the negotiations that "the $40 million number'' was not "Dak's demand.''

How our report was characterized at the time, via 105.3 The Fan:

105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher reported ahead of training camp that the Cowboys were 'optimistic' a deal gets done at camp with Prescott. Additionally, Fish says that several Cowboys fans, and media members, might be surprised at the reasonable threshold that will get the deal done with Prescott. The (alleged) $40 mil figure would qualify as a surprise.

In other words, Dak wasn't asked for $40 million, a number that created a firestorm of attention on social media, and rightfully so, as it would've made him the highest-paid player in the league. Seattle Seahawks signal-caller Russell Wilson became the top-paid player in the NFL when he agreed to a four-year extension worth $140 million, an average of $35 million per year.

We made the same point two weeks ago here at CowboysSI.com.

It's really just the continuation of a negotiation that, as we reported in this space in September, nearly came to fruition when Prescott's side expressed a willingness to accept a deal in the "mid-$30-million range'' APY.

Not the inaccurately reported-at-the-time "$40 million demanded.'' ... But mid-$30-million range.

And now along comes the plugged-in Jay Glazer, reporting at The Athletic, confirming our series of stories. Glazer is asked in a mailbag:

What’s going on between Dak Prescott and Jerry Jones? Is Dak really asking for AAV over 40 million dollars? Are there any QBs the Cowboys can target during the drafts so they can’t sign Dak to an extension? —Archit M.

Glazer's answer:

"Dak will be the quarterback of the Cowboys. Period. End of story. I don’t see him getting 40. I see Patrick Mahomes as the first $40 million-a-year guy. Whatever he does, any other team can look and say, “Well, you didn’t win an MVP and a Super Bowl MVP so you’re not going to make as much as that.” 

"But whether they franchise Dak, give him an extension, or whatever it is, it’s going to get done. He will be the quarterback of the future for the Cowboys, and no, he’s not asking for 40.''

This probably doesn't end the "firestorm of social-media attention'' given to the big, fat $40 million number. But ... it should.

Comments (28)
Cowboys 4ever
Cowboys 4ever

It would be a train wreck if the Cowboys allows Dak to walk. Franchise quarterback don't grow on trees.

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420puffer
420puffer

If Jerrah screws this pooch a lot of folks relationship with the Boys is over. I can see a shitload of empty seats in Arlington next season.

Jercameron01
Jercameron01

First and foremost I'm a die hard Cowboys fan, but I don't think that dax is worth 40, 30 million he hasn't earned that yet QB's like Brady, Brees, Mahomes, deserves that type of money.

WhiteShoes
WhiteShoes

Dak only went 8-8 with guys like Zeke, Cooper, Gallup, Cobb, excellent O line, Etc. around him. Overpaying him and not being able to put weapons around him will lead to a worse record. Until they traded for Cooper they couldn't win games. He lost to the Jets this year! Not sure where he gets off asking for so much money he's done nothing! I'd say pay him low 30's and that's too much.

Blake_Karrington_TX
Blake_Karrington_TX

You people never questioned Romo getting paid and Dakota has a better playoff record than Tony, what's the deal?

CryoGuy
CryoGuy

Romo came from behind to win games with a much worse offensive line and team. Dak went 8-8 last year with the most talented offense the Cowboys have seen in the past decade. Career year for Dak? Yes. Did it equate to anything? No. You have to ask yourself, can this guy really get it done and lead us to a championship? Not to a couple playoff wins but a championship. I say tag him, draft Jalen Hurts in 3rd round if he falls and let’s see Dak go earn that $35million a year by taking us to the NFC championship this coming season. Can you still pay him if he wins 1 playoff game? What if he doesn’t make the playoffs again this year?? What if he gets hurt this year??? Still throw money at him??? 🤔

cra760
cra760

Need to trade the dude..go after Burrow and send Prescott to Bengals...hasn't lived up to all the hype.

SantanaJ83
SantanaJ83

Dak gets a little too much criticism when it comes to the 8-8 season. He puts up points, yards, touchdowns, but the cowboys were 4th highest in the league in dropped passes, the defense was lack luster because of Marinelle, similar to how Linehan was as the OC, running the same kinda schemes every game which makes it easier for offenses to plan for. And of course Garrett has had very talented rosters over his tenure but only got them to the playoffs 5 times with a 2-3 playoff record and 2 of the appearances were WITH DAK. 2 playoff appearances with a playoff win in 4 seasons. Dak has been a steal and outperformed expectations as a 4th rounder. He had a 13-3 first season, but with Linehan, after that they became predictable. It didn't help that Zeke was out part of one of the seasons, but even with that Dak still put in 100% and kept the team above water. I don't agree on Dak getting paid as much or more then Wilson, but I'd definitely put him above Wentz. That for sure puts stress on trying to keep the talent there because of the salary cap, but the man deserves to get paid.

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WhiteShoes
WhiteShoes

Yup 34 mil which he doesn't seem willing to accept. Again, couldn't beat the Jets!

LlamaCebu
LlamaCebu

Dak also leads the league in over throwns and under throws. How many times least year did he miss gallup? How many times does he under throw a WR cutting through the middle?

Dak can't even read a defense to change the play

I understand, it's a racial thing for most

SantanaJ83
SantanaJ83

That wouldn't have happened if Robbie Anderson didn't have a 90+ yard reception

Ohsogood
Ohsogood

If they trade Dak, finished with the Dallas Cowboys! So hope you are correct!

CapnComeback
CapnComeback

I wish they would get the deal done, then they could use the tags on Coop and Byron Jones. Keep Coop and get another quality WR. Jones may not get a lot of INTs, but he does shut down his side of the field. At least that way if someone offered him ridiculous money, we'd get something for him.

Bigjbbq
Bigjbbq

Franchise Dak and if he has another 8-8 year let him walk. If he balls out, pay him. Dak’s a guy that needs a large supporting cast.If they give him too big off a payday they’re going to start losing parts of that cast and it won’t end well for Dallas....or Dak.

JCBlack
JCBlack

Dak's deal has got to get done. He has proven to be an Elite quarterback in the National Football League. There have been a number of quarterbacks get paid top dollar with fewer accomplishments. He played out his rookie contract and did Not complain one time. Came to work, played and stayed healthy. He has NEVER missed a game because of injury or suspension. WHAT ELSE DOES HE NEED TO DO.

Washington12
Washington12

Keep dak at cowboys


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