“I’ll be damned if I speak on anybody else’s future or their place.”
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott didn’t mince words when asked about Jason Garrett’s future with the team earlier this week.
Garrett, of course, is coaching on the final regular season game of his contract this Sunday. And while it feels like a foregone conclusion that Garrett will not be apart of the Cowboys in 2020, Prescott’s future is similarly (officially) undecided.
Prescott’s rookie deal is coming to a close. Four years of the best bargain in football are now ending, and the time to pay the man has come. Prescott should’ve gotten his deal much sooner, but now the asking price will be high and a franchise tag feels likely. It’s possible this could be ugly down the road, with the Cowboys kicking the can on his longterm deal while Dak asks for that contract security.
We have no way of knowing exactly how this will play out, and neither does the former Pro Bowl quarterback having the best season of his young career. And for that reason, Prescott remains focused on the present.
“It’s the business. It’s my first time going through it…I’m not surprised by anything that comes from it – from the league, from the team, whatever. Learning as I go” – Prescott told DallasCowboys.com
Unfortunately for Dak, this time in the year is not the best to be talking big money contracts from a PR standpoint. The Cowboys are coming off arguably their worst loss in a decade when you consider the stakes behind it, a game in which their franchise quarterback was not good enough.
For most of the season, Prescott has been awesome. He’s been top 5 in QBR all year long, the advanced metrics love him, and the counting stats have been kind to him as well. But last Sunday against the Eagles he was outplayed by his draft class rival Carson Wentz, and now his fourth season will likely end without a playoff birth.
Still, it’s hard to imagine Dak Prescott’s future will be anywhere but with the Cowboys. Dallas lucked into Prescott in the fourth round of that 2016 draft, finding a diamond in the rough of day three. He’s been the Rookie of the Year, a winner, and a true professional and leader for this team.
Hopefully the Cowboys take care of him this offseason, but there’s no telling just what might happen.