USAToday: Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has been one of the league’s biggest bargains since joining the team in 2016. All indications are he won’t stay that way with his next contract. Prescott is starting to make noise that suggests his camp is gearing up to play hardball when it comes to forthcoming financial negotiations with the Jones family.
Prescott is well aware of the current market value for a high-performing franchise quarterback, with Russell Wilson, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers, and Carson Wentz all averaging more $30 million per year. Prescott is scheduled to cost the Cowboys just a $2.1 million cap hit in 2019; “twenty-one teammates currently account for more of the Cowboys’ 2019 salary cap,” Epstein notes.
In an interview yesterday with Epstien, Dak made the following comments:
“For somebody to say you can only take so much because of the salary cap or you can only do this or that, I don’t know how fair that is to say,” Prescott said. “Because with gambling, with everything going into this league, everything is going to continue to keep going up.
“It’s important for all these guys to get every bit of their worth. I want to see Zeke the highest paid. I want to see Amari the highest paid. I want to see myself up there. And I don’t think any of that is too far-fetched. Because at the end of the day, when it’s all said and done, a year or two later, you’re not going to be the highest paid. That’s just the way the game goes.”
Sooo, let me just lay this out.
Dak was a 4th round pick, and got thrown into the fire as a rookie when Tony was injured. He leads us to a team best 13-3 record, 1st seed in the NFC, as a rookie. Wins ROY, OROY, and Pro-Bowl.
His second year begins with Zeke being suspended for nearly half of the season, no viable receiver to throw to, a battered offensive line, and a bend and then break defense. We miss the playoffs by a single game.
Third season, starts off shaky as we were still (for whatever reason) following our “gameplan” from 2017. Dak finally gets a good good receiver in Amari Cooper and our offense finally begins to look decent. Dak is a top 5 quarterback the second half of the season.
So what the casual fans of the Cowboys are telling me is that, the QB that has more wins than any other QB in the league not named Tom Brady deserves to get ripped off by us becauseeeee… he doesn’t throw a deep ball enough?
Get the fuck out of here, Dak exceeded every possible expectation we could have possibly put on him when he was drafted and then some. Good QBs don’t just grow on trees, ya’ll really think we’re gonna go anywhere this season if we let him walk? We’re essentially the Giants if we do that, and honestly, I’d take Eli over any of our fucking backup QBs.
This man has been one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in the entire league and puts everything on the line each and every game for Dallas whilst being paid a ridiculously less amount of money than any other starting QB as well as backup QBs. Let him get his bag, with us, he deserves it.