Dak Prescott won’t be the only Dallas Cowboys key player to receive a new contract extension soon.
A new contract is possible for the quarterback this summer. He has two seasons left on his four-year contract worth $160 million, signed in 2021. CeeDee lamb is a free agent at the end of the 2024 season, while Dallas has franchise-tagged Tony Pollard in the offseason.
Trevon Diggs will enter the final year of his rookie contract, and Micah Parsons is eligible for a higher salary next year.
Prescott’s contract will be more lucrative than all of them, which may create a sense of urgency to finish his extension first. According to Michael Gehlken from the Dallas Morning News, Jerry Jones claimed that they are “not necessarily” under pressure to sign Prescott before Pollard, and that their contract negotiations with Pollard have “nothing” to do “with Dak.”
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said “it is not imperative” to ramp up contract extension discussions with players before training camp. Does Dak Prescott deal need to be done before others, given its scale? “Not necessarily. …Pollard has nothing to do with Dak.” pic.twitter.com/QaecRZoGID
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) June 5, 2023
Prescott is still the man in charge of the most prolific offense in the league, despite throwing 15 interceptions over 12 regular season games. The majority of Prescott’s 2023 earnings is tied to his signing bonus and a restructuring that allowed Dallas to acquire Brandin cooks.
The Cowboys’ star quarterback, whether he is extended or not in the summer, faces a crucial season as they look to make the next step. They want to go on a long playoff run and avoid losing any of the team’s stars.