1. Cowboys sign Dak Prescott to contract extension
This might come as a surprise to some, but extending Dak would be the perfect capper to the offseason. While Prescott is coming off the worst season of his career, but he still piloted one of the NFL’s best offenses and threw 23 touchdowns in 12 games.
It stands to reason that Prescott will bounce back with a vengeance in 2023 with the front office working hard to upgrade his surroundings. Cooks will make a world of difference, and so would adding a running back, tight end, and maybe even another receiver in the draft.
Regardless, extending Dak should be one of Dallas’ top priorities for the remainder of the offseason. Not only would it benefit the salary cap, but it would remove any doubt that he’s “the guy” moving forward, and it would allow the front office to pivot to extending other members of the team’s core; CeeDee Lamb and Trevon Diggs chief among them.
The Cowboys better get a move on, though.
It was just reported the Chargers and Justin Herbert have opened contract negotiations. The race is now on between Herbert, Joe Burrow, Lamar Jackson, and Jalen Hurts to reset the market. It would behoove Dallas to get Dak’s extension done before the market skyrockets more than it already as.
Remember, the Giants gave Daniel Jones $40 million annually, so it’s not crazy to think Prescott asks for as much as $50 million.