It’s now March of 2020, and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is still without a contract extension. In fact, in a couple weeks, it may be “free agent quarterback” Dak Prescott if the two can’t come to an agreement.
Prescott doesn’t seem phased.
When speaking with USA Today’s Jori Epstein this week, Prescott said that he’s “gambled on” himself his whole life, and is ready to send the team the “same message” he sent this year if he gets the franchise tag.
If Cowboys tag Dak Prescott, what message would it send? “Hopefully it sends the same message that this year sent,” Dak told @usatodaysports. “But obviously, I want to win. “I’m somebody that I’ve gambled on myself my whole life.” https://t.co/yU4MIxaX4L
Obviously, Prescott feels that he deserves the longterm contract security from the Cowboys, and he’d be right to think this way. Prescott’s proven himself both as a franchise quarterback and a leader in the locker room everyday since entering the league in 2016. He’s been the biggest bargain in football for four season, and it’s come time for him to get his payday.
Prescott also said that he knows how his teammates feel about him, and doesn’t think that the contract situation will effect his ability to control the locker room.
Whether or not the next few months get ugly between Prescott and the Cowboys remains to be seen, but he certainly seems confident in his own ability.