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Dak Prescott: “I’m A Cowboy And Couldn’t Be Happier”

When Dak Prescott got off to an extremely hot start to begin the 2019 season it appeared as if the Dallas Cowboys signal-caller would be locked up long-term. Owner Jerry Jones all but confirmed those thoughts by saying an extension was “imminent”. However, no deal ever came about and Prescott bet on himself, and he won.

He set career highs on yards (4,902) and touchdowns (30), ranking second and fourth league-wide in those categories. Once the offseason got underway the Cowboys placed the exclusive franchise tag on Prescott on March 16 to secure his services for 2020 while they tried to work out a long-term deal, which Prescott signed on June 22.

According to Patrik Walker of CBS Sports, the Cowboys’ latest offer to Prescott was for five years at $35 million annually and $106 million guaranteed, with a willingness to go up to $110 million if a fifth year was secured. Unfortunately, the July 15th deadline has now passed and Prescott will play under the tag for 31.4 million.

On Wednesday night, Prescott spoke with USA TODAY Sports about the current state of affairs.

“I’m a Cowboy and couldn’t be happier,” Prescott said. “I look forward to working along Coach McCarthy, the staff, and my teammates to be the best team we can be in pursuit to our goal of a Super Bowl.”

Now, Prescott will bet on himself again and look to secure an even bigger payday in 2021. That’s nothing new to him, though, as he explained to USA TODAY Sports back in January.

“Obviously, I want to win,” Prescott said. “I’m somebody that I’ve gambled on myself my whole life. That’s kind of what it is. I’ve been doubted and told people they’re wrong.

“When you’re playing out a situation, when you’re playing out a contract, there’s no different mindset than that.”

As Prescott continues to pursue his long-term financial security he’ll have more firepower than ever at his disposal. Ezekiel Elliott, who’s arguably the best running back in the NFL, will once again lead the rushing attack along with Tony Pollard. Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and rookie CeeDee Lamb will provide a lethal three-headed monster at wide receiver. Lastly, Blake Jarwin will finally get to see his potential reached as the new lead dog at the tight end position.

Expect another big year from Prescott in 2020.

What do you think?

Matthew Lenix

Written by Matthew Lenix

I write dope stuff about the Dallas Cowboys and what not.

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  1. Once again Dak will run up big numbers on the dregs of the NFL,but will be mediocre when it comes to the big boys of the gridiron! I m sorry but I can’t get behind someone that passes up 35mil a year,110guaranteed if a 5th yr is secured…and he couldn’t beat the Junky Jets,that loss cost us the division and a playoff spot! Needless to say all the other uninspired GM’s such as NE,N.O.,and Philly. Stinkin Eagles with crap wide receivers all over the field,ya know what I say to Dak? Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya….bye!!!!!

    • Come on man!!! He can’t play defense, make great calls on the goal line, or block. He isn’t bad like the rest of QB’s had like weak azz Romo. Fumble the snap against Seattle for a Divisional Championship game and he fumbled. His career was never the same. Dak, four years in the league. Priceless…every NFL QB have done worse, are worse and still sign big money contracts to be a back up. So, Come on man, Andy Dalton…REALLY!! Wait on it!!!

    • Why do you people keep saying HE couldn’t beat a bad team, or HE went 8-8?? You people do realize that this is a TEAM sport right?? The TEAM went 8-8 and the TEAM couldn’t beat bad teams…. It wasn’t Daks fault…. In case you didn’t notice, he was probably the best player on the team other than Zeke, Amari and Gallup!! The biggest reasons we lost those games is cause we had a really bad special teams unit and a bad defense!! You guys need to start paying more attention to the game and maybe you’ll know a little more about it!!

    • That loss also helped us secure Ceedee Lamb in the draft. I can honestly say I’m not upset that we didn’t make the playoffs because we were able to Grab such a dynamic player and bring in a whole new coaching staff. Garrett probably would’ve been in Dallas this yr once again had we of made the playoffs

  2. Everyone must be on the “same sheet” of music. win(period) by all means no ifs and or buts. No excuses. Prayer 1st then Give out highest game percentage each play, from kick off, halftime (keep blood flowing tempo), come out 2nd half with a higher percentage and seal with a win. I know it will be a perfect winning season. Youve got to hungrier than ever. All cowboys organization. Critics are critics. Haters are haters. Action will speak louder than words. Im out. God bless you and yours. Cowboys Family. Tell Jerry to “go all in.” This year.

  3. Daks numbers speak for themselves. When you criticize Daks perform Don’t forget he had a handicap on the sideline called the head coach. Poor game planning, poor decision making, poor clock management and non creative offence was a staple of Jason Garrett’s tenure. Now, hopefully the new coach will allow Dak to fully use his skills more freely.

    • More excuses for the Diva, GREAT! Now don’t forget they got rid of Dez because he could not, all of a sudden?, separate enough or run routes good enough for the Diva. In comes Cooper and Cobb, and goes he goes 8-8.

      Well Garrett and Dez are both gone now. What will be the next excuse for this DRAMA Queen?

      • As I said to the guy above…. Dak didn’t go 8-8 last season, it was the TEAM that went 8-8!! In case you didn’t notice, Dak was probably the best player on the team last season other than Zeke, Amari and Gallup!! If you wanna blame somebody for us going 8-8 last season, try looking at the special teams unit and the defense!! Not to mention the poor decision making from the coaching staff!! Try paying more attention to the game and maybe you’ll know a little more about it!!

        • Hey Broken Record. Dak is a better player than Sean Lee? Jaylon Smith? Zach Martin?
          Daks decision making while good is slow. And he is not accurate enough. His Numbets look good but are inflated because of bad competition and playing catch up. So stop with the belittling already.

          • Hey! Spiked Lee! Prescott is loved in DAL and in the front office. So, go peddle your BS elsewhere.

  4. Was hoping yesterday would put all this conjecture to rest. We finally have an answer to an immediate situation and now everyone is already complaining about something that doesn’t (and won’t) need to get addressed until next year.

  5. I do Believe Dak has a HEART of a lion. I Also believe Dak is not being a team player. Tom Brady took pay cuts to help his offensive line protect him, so he could pay longer. Dak should really look at that mindset instead of greed. Jerry and Stephan Jones have put 3 huge receiving weapons, one of the best Or the best running backs in the league. In addition, a great O-line. I support the Jones’s for there decision….I would also trade Dak for a 1st rounder and let the former Pro Bowler Andy Dalton let loose. Andy played for a poor Cincinnati team that doesn’t even come close to the weapons that the Cowboys have. If they go with him….I believe he will tear it up. Go Dalton

    • I’m all for Dalton!! And let him teach the youngster so many are raving about!! The rest of the team is pretty much intact and I believe our defense will be better than people think! I see a healthy Sean Lee reestablishing himself as a bad ass middle linebacker and away we go

  6. if you are Dallas you have to trade him this ASAP, hopefully before training camp.

    looks like a by huge hit to the cap next year going DOWN 70 million. No way you can pay Dak 38.7 under those conditions. Gotta go now.

    hopefully this is the reason they signed Dalton. extend Andy on a 2-3 year deal, give him a bump, save some cash and see what you can with your Dak picks.

    Or else you get a comp pick. Those are now your choices.

    • Smart cowboys fan’s don’t hope that Dak is wrong .Because if he is wrong then we have wasted a chance to see our team in a Superbowl.but i believe in Dak Because he has what it takes to be a great player.one he has the ability to persevere in insurmountable situations.this season Will be the first time in his career of playing with the cowboys that he will have no pressure of performing without the quality of coaching needed in close games .he is a proven winner

  7. Smart cowboys fan’s don’t hope that Dak is wrong .Because if he is wrong then we have wasted a chance to see our team in a Superbowl.but i believe in Dak Because he has what it takes to be a great player.one he has the ability to persevere in insurmountable situations.this season Will be the first time in his career of playing with the cowboys that he will have no pressure of performing without the quality of coaching needed in close games .he is a proven winner

    • Moving on from Dak has nothing to do with Dak at this point.

      It is simpler than that. You cannot pay Dak 38 million next year with a declining salary cap. Dak understands this hopefully, and no matter what he says, through his actions, wants to move on somewhere else.

      So you either trade him to the highest bidder now, or lose him and get a comp pick in two years. Maybe a non exclusive tag is in play, but that would create bad blood at that point and not be helpful IMO.

      So those are the options, it doesn’t matter if he turned into Dan Marino, you still have the same problems.

  8. Let’s see who Dallas will replace Dak with. No one! Ya’ll talk like these guys grow on trees. Wait, maybe a high draft pick. Good luck finding someone at the bottom of the draft. And if they do happen to trade Dak for a high draft pick it’s still a shot in the dark finding and developing a QB. Did you forget Dak won 13 games his rookie year? This guy has done nothing but win since he came into the league and y’all are still in love with Romo who never one anything here. He’s already tied Romo’a playoff win record and he continues to be disrespected. Lousy defense and the most uncreative game planning that I have ever seen. The team respects him and will run through walls for him. His numbers speak for themselves and so do his wins. If y’all have a problem with him then find a replacement. And if someone comes up with Andy Dalton then you haven’t been watching the Hot mess in Cincinnati.

    • You’re full of it! Romo NEVER HAD A TEAM LIKE DAK HAS!!! Ya blame Garett and got rid of players because Dak couldn’t utilize some of their strengths, and Dak came on a gold mine of a team because that was ROMO’S TEAM, that JJ finally after all these yrs let Romo put together.

      Romo could run circles around Dak if he had the team Dak has been playing with he would have won a SB!! Not just my opinion, but Aikman and Staubach also! Romo had 2 playoffs and went a hairbreadth of going to the NFC Championship (this was one of the best team he ever had)!!

      Romo had three different coaches (Garrett was one; you know, the one who held Dak back), he had 6 different running backs, some of the worse defenses line, inconsistent OL, inconsistent WRs (wash up WRs, at that), etc.!!

      Romo carried the team on his back, literally and figuratively! He was the one who put the Cowboys back on the map!! He put his body and soul on that team; he would get injured and still go out there to play, even though medical staff would pull him back, if they were fast enough to stop him!

      He restructured his contract to get a team friendly players! He wasn’t a greedy manipulative narcissist who did care about the team, just himself, etc!

      STOP EVEN BRINGING ROMO UP; he has absolutely nothing to do with Dak!!

      • By the time Romo healed, JJ had more confidence in Prescott than in Romo. So much more that JJ directed Romo to sit on the bench. After the season JJ released him.

        After breaking his back, Romo, wisely chose retirement rather than playing for another team in need of a quality QB as DEN. It would have been very risky for him to continue his career elsewhere.

        Seeing Romo, humbly, sitting on the bench and being forced to helplessly watch his DAL team win games without him, put a series of sadness and despair into the hearts of many DAL fans. Personally, I felt for him.

        You are right. Keep Romo out of this.

      • I’m not going to waste to much time in your comment because it doesn’t hold water Remeo had a 13/3 team what did he do with it other than to throw INTS at the most critical time in the game the matter of fact he made a career out of it so get off of your madness fellow Dak had bad coaching while Tony had bad throws

      • Lol, he fumbled for a sure win and he was never the same…ROMO! You said it, Romo had the best team and he fumbled the ball and cried like a BIH!!! Dak is fumbling and stumbling like all the rest of them. Three coaches or 1, he can’t tackle, catch, block, or is in control of the play book, like the rest of them, if you know what I’m saying. So, we will debate about Dak, another QB until the Cowboys win a SB! Who will ya blame then. Maybe Jerry, jr., the saga continues!!

  9. Dak will be a great quarterback give him a chance he is going to be great, he will take us to the show and he will do it in style

  10. More excuses for the Diva, GREAT! Now don’t forget they got rid of Dez because he could not, all of a sudden?, separate enough or run routes good enough for the Diva. In comes Cooper and Cobb, and goes he goes 8-8.

    Well Garrett and Dez are both gone now. What will be the next excuse for this DRAMA Queen?

  11. “I’m a Cowboy and couldn’t be happier”. Well anyone would be happy if they hit the Lottery.

    $31+ million for playing 16 football games. Nice Country America.

  12. DeMarcus Ware after being shunned by JJ, Ware was released and signed with DEN. He won a Super Bowl. Paying Ware was also an issue in DAL, but not in DEN.

    Ware beat JJ to who has the most recent ring! This was as JJ continued his streak of 25 fruitless years as GM. 25 years is a lifetime for some DAL fans. Ware went on to earn 2 more Pro Bowls and in my opinion should have been Super Bowl MVP.

    Prescott has a lot more gas left in his tank than Ware had. If he hits the free agency market anytime soon, he will have a lot of suitors. Prescott will have a greater chance of winning a Super Bowl before JJ attains his 26th, 27th and 28th fruitless years. In the NFL, it takes anywhere from 2-4 years to develop a quality QB.

  13. Ur right Bill many in here don’t grasp the only absolute is that Dak is signed thru this yr and we have a whole yr before he can be resigned or traded. So let’s make the best of this yr no reason we can’t make some noise with this roster.

  14. Come on fellow the only top QB1 he hasn’t best is Brady ( who does) and Roger’s, as the over used clique goes the QB is given to much credit when the team win or lose, if you don’t understand the difference between a 4yrs. and 5yrs contract please don’t comment on it — every since Dak has been in the league he’s done one thing in the words of Mr. Al Davis ” win baby win” Dak was stocked with a HC who couldn’t coach his was out of a wet paper sack, he had a DC who thought that he could take a chicken and turn him in to a rooster that whole Garrett coaching staff was F – up to dislike the man is one thing but to argue he can’t play is arguing against your own intellect when his statists dispute your very argument dislike the man based upon your personal feelings that’s your right but to say you don’t like him judging by his statistics is sofa time for you

  15. I’m not going to waste to much time in your comment because it doesn’t hold water Remeo had a 13/3 team what did he do with it other than to throw INTS at the most critical time in the game the matter of fact he made a career out of it so get off of your madness fellow Dak had bad coaching while Tony had bad throws

  16. Garrett WAS a horrible coach with inept in game decision making and laughable clock management. The play calling got worse and worse as the season progressed, and he was rarely creative in his calls which explains why several teams say they always knew what was coming with the cowboys. These aren’t excuses they are facts. As for Dez Bryant he WAS washed up the last few yrs of his career. Couldn’t get separation and zero YAC all the while yapping and pointing fingers at his teammates on the sideline. This a team game and many things are beyond the QBs control . As far as the inability to win key games last yr again falls on the team. We had many players last yr that failed to make key plays in key games when given the chance, not just Dak. The Jets game we were missing both tackles and best WR.The Patriots game in horrific conditions nobody played well on either team, including Brady. The Eagles game Dak was legitimately injured but gave it a go, and never made excuses for his performance. Appears to me the whole team (besides Dak) has been given a pass for not getting the job done. Everyone on that team is accountable not just Dak.

  17. If our special teams and head coach weren’t the worst in the league, we would have had 2-3 more wins and wouldn’t even be having most of these discussions.

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