Dak Prescott
Dak Prescott’s agent is pushing for $34 million a year for his client (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Dak Prescott is in the final year of his contract in 2019. That means a serious payday is coming. There are reasons why someone could argue for Prescott earning every penny of a new contract. Prescott is regarded as a leader and great teammate. He’s also led the Cowboys to two NFC East titles in three years. It’s a fascinating contract to put together.

Well, Dak Prescott’s agent, Todd France has a number in mind. Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram had the details:

“While that deal could impact his negotiations with the Cowboys, as the team is analyzing all 60 pages of Wentz’s new contract, per source, know that Todd France and CAA have broached a deal in the range of $34 million annually, according to someone with knowledge of the talks.”

What a ludicrous ask. I’m sorry but this is crazy. If I’m Dallas, I would tell Dak to go take a hike and start taking trade offers. Matthew Stafford has the highest per year salary of any quarterback in 2019 and he will make $29.5 million this year. Ask yourself this question. Does Dak Prescott give the Cowboys a legit chance to win a Super Bowl? My answer would be no and that is exactly why Dallas should pass.

I wrote about this a while ago. Do not make the Blake Bortles mistake on Dak Prescott. The Cowboys quarterback has never thrown for 4,000 yards or higher than 23 touchdowns in any season. Why would Dallas pay him a big long term contract until he’s putting up elite numbers?

This contract number is outrageous. The only reason why asking for this kind of number makes any sense is due to the sole fact that Dak has been underpaid in his brief NFL career. As a former 4th round pick, Dak will cash in on just slightly more than $2 million in 2019. That’s even a big step up from prior years. The average per year figure was $680 grand on his original rookie contract.

Here’s one thing I know: Carson Wentz took a lot less than he could have gotten to stay with the Eagles. Even took the extension a year early. It doesn’t look Dak is willing to do that. Bye B*tch. Don’t do it Dallas. My offer would be $12 million a year, take it or leave it. For the record, it sounds like Stephen Jones might be thinking the same thing.