Frisco, Texas – Coming from a disappointing 6-10 season and winning only four out of 11 games without, Dallas Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones admitted Dak Prescott In a good position regarding contract talks.
“I don’t know how you can have more leverage,” Jones said at 105.3 The Fan. “… his development into the NFL midfielder was nothing short of a perfect image. He has a great ability, in my opinion, to win matches. He’s talented. He definitely has the experiences and he has all the things, which was backed by what we showed Duck. You have what we presented in the past if you didn’t think it was so special. The issue is, How can you cooperate? This is not strange to me. I’ve been doing this all my life, putting things together. We have to put it together.
The Cowboys and Prescott agent, Todd France, can resume negotiations on a long-term deal now that the season is over. Once the parties did not reach an agreement on a contract on June 15, Prescott had to play the 2020 season on the franchise mark of $ 31.4 million, and they were unable to clinch a deal until the season ended.
The Cowboys offered Prescott a deal that sources said averaged $ 34.5 million annually, including a $ 50 million signing bonus and $ 110 million in guarantees. The biggest problem was the length of the term. Cowboys wanted five years; France responded with four imminent television contracts that are expected to raise the salary ceiling substantially in the future.
Cowboys will have to contend with a low salary cap in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The cap costs $ 175 million per team, but the Cowboys will charge a little over $ 25 million in unused space as of 2020.
If Cowboys used the Prescott franchise brand again, it would cost them $ 37.7 million. Even with a long-term deal, Prescott’s cap number for 2021 is likely to be more than $ 30 million given the necessary contract structure.
“We have a certain amount, period, that can be paid to players every year. It’s very competitive and the longer the duration, the more flexibility you have in whatever numbers you have in the contract,” Jones said, the main network of the team. “Plan ahead, consider what you can spend, and what you can offer for any other free agents, that’s your overall planning.”
Prescott suffered a double dislocation and fracture of his right ankle in a week five win against the New York Giants. He was on his way to his best statistical season, with 1,856 yards, including nine touchdowns and four interceptions, but the Cowboys were 2-3 in their five starts.
“He’s here every day in a rehab process,” said coach Mike McCarthy on Monday. “He’s making progress and as you’d expect, he’s chasing after her very quickly.” “Regarding the schedule, I don’t have details about when his fieldwork will be, dates and things like that. I don’t have this for you. But I know based on the plan for the surgery and what he’s supposed to do and where he is, everything is fine.”
As for contract conversations that affect a coach’s ability to work with Prescott in the off-season, McCarthy said, “I can’t answer the contract question. From my perspective and location, I’m very confident we will succeed. Focusing on what the future holds and what we will do about the attack, the team and its leadership. “