5 things the Cowboys must do after signing Dak Prescott

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The Dallas Cowboys have finally agreed to a deal to re-sign their franchise quarterback Dak Prescott. The contract is reportedly a four-year, $160 million contract. However, the deal is structured in a way that will only cost Dallas $22.2 million of salary cap space this season.

Before the blockbuster deal was announced, the Cowboys were projected to have approximately $25 million in cap space heading into 2021. After the deal, depending on what the NFL salary cap is set at for the 2021 season, the team will likely be at or around the salary cap limit.

Practically speaking the way the deal was structured does allow the organization to avoid a nightmarish cap space scenario for this upcoming season. However, the team will still have limited resources and might still be required to either cut some players or restructure some contracts to stay under the cap.

Regardless of what the cap is set at for the 2021 season (last month the league raised the floor to $180 million), the Dallas Cowboys should make a handful of commonsense moves during the remainder of the offseason.

Fortunately for fans of America’s Team, I’m here to help with the definitive five moves that Dallas should make this offseason in the aftermath of the Prescott signing (totally kidding). Here are five moves the Cowboys should make this offseason following the Prescott news.