Much like the rest of Cowboys Nation, quarterback Dak Prescott also wants to know when Jerry Jones will show him the money.
“I’m wondering the same thing, y’all know just as much as me,” Prescott said during a recent sit-down with Yahoo Sports. “Love when that day comes, but I have confidence in my agency — my agents, my team — I’ve got confidence in the Cowboys that something will be done.”
In September, Prescott reportedly turned down a $30 million-per-year offer. When asked if he was a $40 million quarterback, Prescott bluntly responded: “You tell me.”
“If it’s my call to write it [a check], yeah, no telling. I mean, let’s be honest, right,” Prescott said. “Like I said before though, I trust my agents, I trust the Cowboys, something will get done. I’m not going to sit here and put a number on it. Something will happen.”
Prescott finished his fourth year in Dallas with 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions for 4,902 yards. The Cowboys did not make the playoffs, resulting in the firing of long-time head coach, Jason Garrett.
Should Prescott and the Cowboys fail to come to a long-term agreement, the franchise tag “looks inevitable,” as ESPN reported earlier this month, also noting “neither side wants the tag to come into play.”
If both parties come to an agreement, with Prescott netting a $40-million-per-year deal, he would usurp Russell Wilson as the league’s highest-paid quarterback. Dallas made Ezekiel Elliott the highest-paid running back last year with a $90 million extension.