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Things have been quiet recently regarding the Dallas Cowboys and the future of franchise quarterback Dak Prescott, but now it appears Dallas is ready to finally make a long-term commitment to Prescott.
Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network both are reporting that the Cowboys are going to do whatever they can to get Prescott inked long-term before the March 9th deadline to place the franchise tag on him.
If you recall, Prescott played last season under the franchise tag but only played in three and a half games before breaking his ankle.
The 27-year-old could decline a long-term deal if he wants to ink a franchise tag again, as he would be set to make roughly $37.7 million if tagged by the Cowboys for a second straight season.
Last season, he made $31.409 million on the franchise tag.
Dallas owner and GM Jerry Jones has said all along that he felt eventually the team and Prescott would agree to a deal, but things did get complicated after the QB was injured in a win over the New York Giants.
As far as the injury goes, reports say that Prescott had a second surgery about two months after the injury first took place, but that he’s ahead of schedule and should be ready to go for the 2021 season.