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Long term contract negotiations between quarterback Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys have yet to be finalized, but team owner Jerry Jones made reference to the appellant in remarks made on Saturday.
“When we’re ready to play, he’ll be there,” Jones said of the standoff, by ESPN Ed werder.
Prescott could play this season with or without a long-term contract, as the Cowboys have placed the exclusive franchise label on the former Mississippi star. This label means that no other team can negotiate with Prescott.
Dallas and Prescott have until July 15 to sign a contract, but if not, Prescott should play tag with the Cowboys this season.
Cowboys staff writer Nick Eatman says the tag is worth about $ 33 million, an average of the top five salaries in the quarterfinals.
Positive news on a long term contract has arrived in the past few weeks, David Moore of Dallas Morning News reporting last Monday that the parties “have spoken during the past two weeks, and a source described the session as very positive.”
Ian Rapoport The NFL Network also announced on March 26 that Prescott and the Cowboys had “resumed long-term contract talks”.
“Sources say the two parties are communicating and would like to reach an agreement,” wrote Rapoport. “With such a complex contract, there are so many details, it is difficult to assess where it stands. But they work. “
Prescott had 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions last year en route to complete 65.1% of his passes. He also threw for a high of 8.2 yards per attempted pass.
The 26-year-old (July 27 July 29) led Dallas to a 40-24 record and two NFC East titles in four seasons. The Cowboys have never had a losing season under Prescott.