Even prior to the 2019 season, former Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott was trying to get a contract extension signed with the Dallas Cowboys.

However, the 2 sides are currently still not close when it comes to the value of that extension, according to reports.

Now, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, it looks as if the Cowboys will use the franchise tag on Prescott for the 2020 season:

At this point, the franchise tag looks inevitable, according to sources, although neither side wants the tag to come into play. Dallas strongly prefers a long-term agreement, and it will continue to push to sign Prescott to an extension in the coming weeks. Prescott, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next month, also wants a long-term deal.

But the sides disagree over the two-time Pro Bowler’s value, leaving them at an impasse.

Prescott threw for 4,902 yards and 30 touchdowns this past season — both career highs. Will he be in Dallas for the long run or not?

It seems the team and player are still far apart when it comes to an extension, so we’ll see what happens over the next few months.