Dak Prescott returning to Dallas? NFL insider believes it's 'utterly preposterous' to think otherwise
Is there any chance Dak Prescott isn’t a member of the Dallas Cowboys next season?
Not according to NFL insider Peter King.
The situation in Dallas is an interesting one as the Cowboys failed to sign Prescott to a long-term extension last season. Instead, the Cowboys tagged their quarterback with the exclusive franchise tag, which is a one-year deal that paid Prescott $31.409 million in 2020.
While that one year of financial security must have been nice for Prescott, the Dallas signal-caller suffered a season-ending injury in early October during the 2020 season. Prescott continues to rehab after suffering a compound fracture and a dislocation of his right ankle in the hopes of being good to go to start the 2021 season.
Now Prescott and Dallas enter 2021 in the same situation this offseason with the face of the franchise having no deal in place for the coming fall season.
Adding to the intrigue, Dallas recently issued a video previewing the 2021 season and Prescott was not included in the video.
During a recent appearance on The Dan Patrick Show, NBC Sports’ NFL insider Peter King was asked to share his thoughts on Prescott being absent from the video and if that indicated that Dallas may be moving on from the quarterback.
“I’m sure that deep down there’s some meaning, like the Cowboys don’t know absolutely for sure that Dak Prescott is going to be on the team,” King said on the show. “I guess that would be the explanation, but honestly, I think any thought that Dak Prescott is not going to be on the team seems utterly preposterous.
“He’s the most popular athlete right now in the state of Texas and I can’t imagine, can’t imagine that the Cowboys would be actively considering not bringing him back — even if it’s on the onerous second franchise tag.”
If you missed it, here is the video in question issued by the Cowboys that notably left Prescott out.
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