Cowboys Focused On Getting Dak Prescott Inked Before March 9th Franchise Tag Deadline

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.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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  1. 2 surgeries now on that real nasty ankle bust i dunno seems like he is making more than enough for a dude that still hasn’t won anything but JJ will probably cave like he did with mr mexico zeke howed that workout not to good no SB anytime soon

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