Dak Prescott worth more money than any NFL player? Cowboys reportedly planning on making the QB league's highest-paid player
It’s fair to say Dak Prescott has been one of the most underpaid players during his time in the NFL. However, we won’t be able to say that much longer.
After entering the league as a fourth-round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft, Prescott wasn’t expected to play immediately for the Cowboys but following an injury to Tony Romo leading up to the 2016 season, the rookie took over in Dallas and never looked back.
Despite several seasons of solid play on the field, Prescott has yet to make more than $2.1 million salary from the Cowboys for any of his four seasons as the starting signal-caller in Dallas. While that’s certainly not a figure to look down upon, it’s well below the going rate for a starting NFL quarterback.
Dallas has found that out the hard way this offseason as ESPN reporter Ed Werder is reporting that the Cowboys are prepared to make Prescott the league’s highest-paid player in the coming weeks:
“A source on Cowboys negotiations with QB Dak Prescott wouldn’t describe a contract resolution as close but said discussions not contentious and Prescott will emerge as highest-paid NFL player. Fact April 6 offseason start postponed is factor in that it eliminated team deadline.”
The Cowboys recently placed the exclusive franchise tag on Prescott, meaning no other team could negotiate a contract with the free agent quarterback. If Prescott were to sign the franchise tag, he would make roughly $28 million next season but be working on a one-year deal.
Here’s the latest on the negotiates between the two teams from the NFL Network:
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