Cowboys QB Dak Prescott on looming payday: 'It happens when it happens'

Clarence E. Hill, Fort Worth Star-Telegram on

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FRISCO, Texas -- Standing at locker room with a white Cowboy hat on (courtesy of Stetson not Gucci) Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was the picture image of the viral hit song "Old Town Road."

And "you can't tell him nothing" about his improved game and looming contract extension that seems to be increasing with each passing day.

The new deal signed by Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, worth $32 million annually in new money, was not lost on him.

While that deal could impact the Prescott negotiations with the Cowboys, as the team is analyzing all 60 pages of Wentz's new contract, per a source, know that Todd France and CAA have broached a deal in the range of $34 million annually, according to someone with knowledge of the talks.

Now, these are negotiations and it's the agent's job to ask for the moon with hopes of landing on the stars or vice versa.

"Yeah, I'm involved. It's about me," said Prescott when asked about the status of the contract talks after minicamp on Thursday. "But they stand where they stand."


There is no worry or concern on his part because the former 2016 fourth-round pick, who is the final year of a rookie deal that will pay him $2.025 million this year, knows generational money is coming.

The Cowboys have made it clear they view him as their franchise quarterback and want to secure his future before the start of the season.

"It happens when it happens," Prescott said. "I've got my cowboy hat on, so I'm a Cowboy let's say that."

While there remains chatter nationally and among Cowboys fans about Prescott status as one of the league's top quarterbacks and whether he deserves to be paid in the same neighborhood as Seattle's Russell Wilson, Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers, Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger or even Wentz, who was the second overall pick in the same 2016 draft that the Cowboys snapped Prescott in the fourth round, no one in and around the Cowboys questions his play or status as the face of the franchise.


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