The Dallas Cowboys were able to get the bulk of their looming contract obligations out of the way before their Week 1 trouncing of the New York Giants, but there is still plenty of work to be done.
The likes of Jaylon Smith, La’el Collins and, of course, Ezekiel Elliott all got rewarded and now signal-caller Dak Prescott is next in line. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Owner Jerry Jones said after their opener that Prescott’s extension is not only being discussed but “imminent.”
#Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expressed confidence that a deal for Dak Prescott is “imminent.” After a performance like that, with so much money and everything else on the line, it’s fair to ask what he’s waiting for. The price is only going up.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 9, 2019
For an owner who is known for handsomely rewarding most of his star players, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Jerry Jones is motivated to get this deal done sooner rather than later. Of course, Prescott’s performance over the last three seasons and even in the opener have proven he’s worthy of top-dollar money at the QB position.
We just saw the LA Rams ink Jared Goff to the richest four-year contract any QB has ever received and now, Prescott will more than likely usurp that number. Prescott was dynamite in Dallas’ first win of the season, completing 25 of 32 passes for over 400 yards and four touchdowns.
As long as Dak Prescott continues to play at this high of a level, expect the extension to be agreed upon perhaps even this week. The Cowboys have the Redskins and Dolphins in their next two matchups, so Prescott’s value will likely only keep going up thanks to their relatively easy early-season schedule.