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Dak Prescott, Cowboys Agree to Huge Deal

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The Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott have reached a new agreement that includes $66 million to sign and $75 million in year one — the most in NFL history.

Cowboys are reportedly giving Prescott a four-year, $160 million deal, including a record $126 million guaranteed, ESPN reports.

The first three years average $42 million per year, and the deal could be worth up to $164 million.

ESPN reports the Cowboys are placing the franchise tag on Prescott on Tuesday as a procedural matter, meaning they cannot tag him again in the future.

Prescott suffered a compound fracture during Week 5 of the 2020 NFL Season against the New York Giants.

Before his injury, Prescott started 72 straight games, including postseason appearances, for the franchise, per USA Today.

The QB hadn’t missed a contest since Dallas selected him in the fourth round, 135th overall, of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Prescott threw for 1,856 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions in just four and a half games this season. He also scored three rushing touchdowns and one receiving.

Prescott set NFL records as he passed for at least 450 yards in each of the three complete games he played before his injury.

Written by Meg Turner

Meg graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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  1. Wow. The Pokes just signed Ezekiel Elliot to a gargantuan deal, and his production fell off the side of a cliff afterwards. With this harsh reality staring them in the face, they turn right around and spend even more on their QB. With that amount of money tied up in the backfield, who will block? Who will defend?

    And, after they stink up the joint with two highly paid tackling dummies, who will be watching?

  2. Six more years of mediocrity- here we come! Could have done the deal two years ago for 20 % less. Now we have some of the most bloated contracts in the NFL. Overpaid RB, overpaid DE, overpaid OTs, and majorly overpaid LB.

    Should have tagged and traded him for more picks and gone with Dalton at QB for a fraction of the price. Haven’t any of these NFL geniuses figured out that one of the reasons Brady has been a winner his whole career is that he plays for less than he could command?!

  3. i get why he is being paid like this, but it won’t help Dallas win more games. who gets cut to accommodate his salary?

    in 3-4 years we’re gonna hear a lot of well paid QB’s complaining about not winning and getting hit too much. Russell Wilson has already set the table for milenial QB whining. rather than winning.

    if the Redskins had a QB and a name, they would crush it in 2021. sadly i see them failing again.

  4. Dak should give the Giants a 15% commission for helping pad his stats the last couple of years. The guy feasts on crap teams then craps the bed against .500 teams. The Cowboys are ass clowns, their O-line is falling apart (although if completely healthy next year it could be scary), Elliot is a petulant headcase, they aren’t going to have $$$ for Cooper soon and their defense licks balls. They should hire Kliff Kingsbury, because they are going to re-live his time at Texas Tech, a lot of 49-42 LOSSES and a lot of 7-9 records.

    BTW, how much money would Dan Fouts be making today?

  5. Dak Prescott is the black version of Kirk Cousins. Feast on the shitty teams, throw for 400 yds 4 TD’s and a pick against lowly teams. Then in the games that are out of reach make a wild attempt at a comeback and throw for 400 yds 3-4 TD’s and 2 picks. Great news for the rest of the NFC East.

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