When it comes to the free agent market, the Cowboys have had a bit of an up and down offseason.
Though it began with the loss of some key defensive contributors in Byron Jones and Robert Quinn, it turned around nicely due to Amari Cooper’s extension and the signings of veteran defensive tackles Dontari Poe and Gerald McCoy.
Then, of course, the Cowboys went through and dominated the NFL Draft, finding receiver CeeDee Lamb available 17th overall and cornerback Trevon Diggs in the second round.
One blatant move remains for America’s Team to make however.: finalizing Dak Prescott’s contract extension.
Bleacher Report posted a list of the final move each team needs to make to solidify their 2020 offseason, with Prescott’s lingering contract making the cut for Dallas. Though some could argue that a trade for Jets Safety Jamal Adams could actually be the move that seals the deal for a 2020 Super Bowl run, taking care of their own quarterback takes rightful precedent here.
“The Cowboys now have less than seven weeks to get something done. If they don’t, Prescott will hold all of the leverage, thus leaving the franchise in a precarious position for 2021 and beyond.”
Of course, the seven weeks deadline Brent Sobleski mentions here is in reference to the mid-July deadline for Prescott to sign the franchise tag. So far, there’s no indication that he will do so, which would create even further drama right before the 2020 season really kicks off.
The Cowboys have reportedly offered Prescott what they feel is a fair offer, but Prescott’s demands are on the table and popularly noted as well.
Now – we continue to wait and see who blinks first.