Dak Prescott finally got the contract he deserved. Prescott signed a 4 year $160 million deal making him the second highest paid QB by average salary.
Dak’s deal includes $126 million in guaranteed money, an NFL record, and the deal could be worth up to $164 million. Both sides were clearly eager to get the deal done despite Dallas being involved in trade rumors surrounding Russell Wilson. Now that Dak got his deal, they’re definitely out of the running.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 8, 2021
Dak Prescott Finally Cashes In
Prescott’s deal was a long time in the making. Last season, the Cowboys franchise tagged Prescott which gave him somewhere between $30 and $33 million. It was the first time, the Cowboys had used the franchise tag on a quarterback.
Reports came out throughout the season that Dak was frustrated with contract extension talks with Dallas and was looking to get a long term deal done. There was a lot of speculation that Dak would pick up his bags and simply leave. Those speculations only grew as the Russell Wilson situation emerged in Seattle.
However, Dallas fans no longer have to worry about that as they’ve locked up their franchise star for the forseeable future. That might make Prescott the ultimate winner this offseason. Peter Schrager from Good Morning Football certainly thinks so:
“Dak is the biggest winner of the 2021 off-season and it hasn’t even really started. He will make an average of $42 million over the first 3 years, and then he will hit the negotiating table again in 2024. His patience was rewarded. He didn’t take a cent less, here.”-@PSchrags pic.twitter.com/IoivQJ5xfh
— GMFB (@gmfb) March 9, 2021
Dak Was a Stud in 2020-21 Before His Injury
Prescott’s deal is certainly well deserved. He has repeatedly shown that he can be the franchise player the Cowboys want him to be, and this past NFL season was going to be no different.
In less than five games, Prescott threw for a massive 1,856 yards. Projecting that over the course of a 16 game season shows that he would have threw for a record setting 5,939 yards.
Yeah. He was on pace to throw for 6,000 yards! This comes after a season in which he nearly threw for 5,000 yards. Simply put, Dak is incredible.
— It’s Your Boy SYD. God, Family, Football (@SydDc4life) February 28, 2021
In 2020, @Dak averaged the most pass YPG in a season in NFL history
D. Prescott (’20) 371.2
P. Manning (’13) 342.3
D. Brees (’11) 342.3
B. Roethlisberger (’15) 328.2
T. Brady (’11) 327.2
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) March 9, 2021
Remember when this dude lead a 20 point comeback, and became the only player in NFL History to throw for 400+ yards and have 3 rushing TDs in the same game?
— ⁸⁸ ✭ (@DakZekeCooper) March 3, 2021