FRISCO, Texas — Dak Prescott has created his intentions identified, not that they are surprising.
“I imply, I want to be a Cowboy forever,” Prescott mentioned Wednesday evening at Dr Pepper Ballpark, exactly where the quarterback and his teammates have been raising funds for the Salvation Army by means of the Reliant Property Run Derby. “I consider the folks that are carrying out the deal really feel the similar way, so to me, it is no rush. I know it will get carried out.”
Prescott is set to make $two.02 million in the final year of his 4-year rookie contract that he signed following the Dallas Cowboys drafted him in the fourth round in 2016.
Final week, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones mentioned talks with the agents for Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper have been “off and operating,” and Jones did not rule out a deal for operating back Ezekiel Elliott, either.
Owner and common manager Jerry Jones has mentioned maintaining Prescott is a priority for the future and that he knows it will come at a large cost.
Russell Wilson lately signed a 4-year, $140 million extension with the Seattle Seahawks. Prescott is probably to see a deal that could come in about $30 million per year.
Final month, DeMarcus Lawrence signed a 5-year, $105 million deal that is the most in Cowboys history in terms of typical per year ($21 million) and assured funds ($65 million). Prescott figures to prime these marks.
“It really is all generational funds, life-altering funds, so it is just a blessing to be capable to be in this position,” Prescott mentioned. “But as far as the numbers are concerned, my concentrate is on the locker space, and that will all take care of itself.”
Due to the fact 2016, only Tom Brady has won far more games than Prescott in the NFL. Prescott was named NFL Rookie of the Year in 2016 following he took more than for an injured Tony Romo and threw 23 touchdown passes with just 4 interceptions in top the Cowboys to an NFC-finest 13-three record.
Prescott has began each and every game in his profession, compiling a 32-16 record with two NFC East titles and two playoff appearances. He followed up his rookie campaign with back-to-back seasons with 22 touchdown passes. He had 13 interceptions in 2017 and just eight in 2018. He is the only quarterback in NFL history to throw for at least 20 touchdown passes and run for at least 5 scores in every single of his initial 3 seasons.
The Cowboys picked up the fifth-year solution on Elliott’s contract for 2020 at a expense of $9.09 million, and they would like to sign him to a extended-term deal, as effectively.
Elliott has won two rushing titles in his initial 3 seasons. He posted a profession-higher 77 receptions for 567 yards final season, and he ran for 1,434 yards.
“I am not concerned,” Elliott mentioned Wednesday of the contract talks.
How does he block out the talks and thoughts of what his future may well be?
“Go out there and play football,” Elliott mentioned. “You know, do what I’ve been carrying out.”