Friday, 06 December, 2019

Dak Prescott reportedly seeking $40 million per year

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Cary Erickson | 13 August, 2019, 20:00

If there was any doubt the Eagles made the right decision signing Carson Wentz to his record-setting new contract before this season, the Dallas Cowboys' situation with Dak Prescott should put that to rest.

Update (6:25 p.m. ET): ESPN's Chris Mortensen and Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk both disputed Slater's report, saying Prescott has not asked for $40 million annually. That would mean more than $30 million per season for Prescott.

The development comes as the Cowboys continue to deal with Ezekiel Elliott's holdout as the fourth-year star running back seeks a hefty raise of his own. He is now under a contract that is set to only pay him $2.025 million in base salary this season, which is WAY below league average. It gave him a new-money average of $35 million per year.

If Prescott lands a deal that averages at least $30M per season, he'll join Matt Ryan, Wentz, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger and Russell Wilson as the highest-paid signal callers in the sport.

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With both quarterbacks entering their fourth National Football League season, it's only a matter of time before both Goff and Prescott see hefty paydays from their respected teams, especially when seeing what quarterbacks make these days.

Of course, it could also be that the Cowboys offered $30 million a year, Prescott asks $40 million, and if they meet in the middle, Prescott is at Wilson's number.

Prescott is just one of the contracts the Cowboys are hoping to secure before the start of the season.

Prescott, who is a former 4th-round pick back in 2016, is entering the final year of his 4-year, $2.72M contract.