Dallas Cowboys: Dak Prescott’s massive payday is coming
By Nick Crain
Dak Prescott has the support of the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff as well as front office and ownership. All signs are pointing to a massive contract.
Dak Prescott in the near future will become one of the highest paid quarterbacks in NFL history. Just 25-years old, the two-time Pro Bowler for the Dallas Cowboys is entering the final year of his rookie deal.
While it was nice having Prescott on a cheap deal for the last three seasons, going forward this will no longer be the case. It is clear Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is extremely high on Prescott as the franchise quarterback going forward.
The way Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett spoke of Prescott at the conclusion of OTA’s proved that both the front office as well as the coaching staff are confident paying him and moving forward with him as the long-term quarterback. He spoke to the media, including the Dallas Morning News’ Jon Machota in regards to Prescott.
"“[Prescott’s] accomplished a lot in his career so far, but he has this edge about him, that he wants to be great. He comes into this building every day with that desire. And when you have that approach, you’re going to get better.”"
Prescott certainly has the control of the locker room as the leader of the team. He also has the work ethic and backing of the entire organization, as supported by Garrett’s statement. He has shown outstanding leadership and character both on and off of the football field. Not only does he have the personality traits to be the long-term quarterback, but he also has the skills and proven performances to warrant the task of being the starter.
In three seasons with Dallas, Prescott has remained healthy and started every single game, producing a total of 10,867 yards and 67 touchdowns. Boasting a career win percentage of 66.7 percent, he has won exactly two-thirds of his NFL games. According to The Football Database, this gives Prescott the seventh highest career win percentage among active starting quarterbacks.
With the combination of his intangibles and his on the field play, Prescott has earned a large payday. With the recent news of fellow 2016 NFL Draftee Carson Wentz getting a massive contract, this only works in Prescott’s favor of having the leverage to work a huge deal.
It may be smart of the Dallas Cowboys to sign Dak Prescott sooner than later, as other young quarterbacks like Patrick Mahomes will only set the bar even higher next summer.