Dallas Cowboys address contract situation with Dak Prescott following injury
A horrible ankle injury sustained by Dak Prescott during the Dallas Cowboys’ game against the New York Giants on Sunday has clouded the future of the former Mississippi State great.
The Cowboys did not come to a long-term contract agreement with their 5th-year quarterback after his rookie deal concluded after the 2019 season, eventually offering him a 5-year deal worth $175 million. Instead, Prescott was franchise-tagged, set to make $31.4 million this year.
Fortunately for Prescott, he still has the backing of his team and the front office when it comes to not just returning, but doing so as a Cowboy long-term.
Cowboys VP Stephen Jones said on @1053thefan that their feelings about Dak Prescott as their franchise QB haven’t changed at all.
“Absolutely not. He’s our future. If anyone can overcome anything it’s Dak. Feel very good that he can come back stronger and better than ever.”
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) October 12, 2020
Despite a 2-3 start for Dallas, Prescott’s numbers were sensational this year before his injury.
In a 3-game stretch spanning Weeks 2 through 4, he recorded an eye-popping 1,424 yards, including a loss to the Browns where he threw for 502 yards and 4 touchdowns on 41-of-58 passing—giving him back-to-back games of 50-plus attempts. He also ran for 3 touchdowns in the Cowboys’ 40-39 comeback win against the Falcons in Week 2.