The Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott have agreed to sign a four-year contract, worth $160 million. Jerry Jones finally put the last piece of his championship puzzle, and the franchise from Texas secured all the crucial players in order to attack the Super Bowl title.
The news about the contract between Prescott and Cowboys appeared this Monday, with multiple NFL insiders sharing the story on social networks first, before making it public on various sports networks.
Prescott will have $126 million of the entire sum guaranteed and will also receive a $66 million signing bonus, the highest in history. It is one million more than Seattle Seahawks gave Russell Wilson.
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This had to be made in order for the Cowboys to make their salary cap flexible in the future. Just to remind you that before the deal with Prescott, Jones gave Ezekiel Elliot, Amari Cooper, and several more players lucrative contracts, which put severe pressure on the salary cap space. A deal like this allows Dallas to spare substantial money in the future, which will be of great importance for the franchise’s title quest.
Meanwhile, a four-year agreement is something that works out well for the player as well, because he wanted to be a free agent in 2025 when a new deal between the league and broadcasters kick in. This is important because everyone expects this to be the largest in history, which will boost salary caps, thus allowing the teams to offer much bigger contracts than now. Dallas’ no.4 will enter his prime at that point, and it is logical for him to cash-in his values.
With Prescott tied long-term, the Cowboys’ fans have every right to hope that their team wins the Super Bowl title in the next few years. The team has enormous potential and is filled with quality in every position.
Last year they were bound to make a run at the playoffs, but Prescott’s season-ending injury blew away those ambitions. In Week 5 against the Giants, he hurt his ankle, having to undergo an injury that would end the promising campaign.
Until that moment, Prescott was on the pace the break multiple records, recording 1.856 passing yards with nine touchdowns and four picks. He had a perfectly balanced receiving core and was setting new standards when it comes to passing performances.
He would indicate such a development the year before, when he set career-highs in passing yards 4.902 and touchdowns, 30. After the change at the head coach position with Jason Garrett leaving Texas and Mike McCarthy’s arrival, the Cowboys were labeled as one of the potential dark horses to win the title.
Even though they started with two wins and three losses, they showed quality and would most definitely reach the playoffs in a very weak NFC East division. In the end, the Washington Football Team entered the postseason, winning this assembly with a negative record.
Prescott was the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2016, and was a two-time Pro Bowl selection so far. In five seasons with the Cowboys, he would record 106 touchdown passes and rush for 24 more, passing 17.634 yards.
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