Report: Dallas Cowboys looking at 2 options to keep Dak Prescott
Dak Prescott will reportedly be staying in Dallas for at least one more season.
Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported Sunday that the Cowboys will look to sign Prescott to a long-term deal ahead of March 9, the deadline to place the franchise tag on the former Mississippi State standout. If a long-term deal can’t be reached, the Cowboys would again franchise-tag Prescott.
Pelissero and Rapoport’s sources say the one-year franchise-tag deal would be for $37.7 million. Prescott played on a $31.4 million franchise-tag contract last season. Last season, Prescott and Cowboys management could not come to an agreement ahead of the July 15 deadline for franchise players to reach long-term agreements.
Prescott’s contract situation was frequently mentioned when the Cowboys starting quarterback suffered a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle on Oct. 11, ending his season. The team, however, appears to be confident that he’ll be healthy and ready to play in the 2021 season.
The NFL Media report reveals that Prescott had a second, previously unreported procedure in December. The procedure wasn’t a setback related to the October injury:
That procedure wasn’t directly related to the October surgery; rather, doctors then spotted issues related to past injuries to the same ankle, and so once the risk of infection was eliminated, they went back in to clean up the rest.
The second procedure did force Prescott to pause his rehab for about a week, but he is now reportedly walking without issue and doing weight-bearing exercises.
Football fans everywhere look forward to seeing a healthy Prescott this fall. For now, it sounds like that will be with the Cowboys.