Dak Prescott
Did Dak Prescott turn down a mega contract extension from the Dallas Cowboys? (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Last week, Jerry Jones expressed confidence in signing Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper, and Dak Prescott to long term extensions. The latter may be more difficult to sign than Jerry imagined. Dallas apparently has been aggressive in trying to sign Dak. Is Prescott really turning down mega bucks from Dallas? That appears to be the case.

Michael Lombardi of The Athletic and VSIN reported the following:

Matt Ryan is currently the 5th highest paid quarterback in football. Ryan makes an average of $30 million per year too. Dak Prescott is out of his mind not to take that contract. Maybe he gets more. However, if this is what Dallas is offering or Dak can play out the season, he might be the dumbest person on the planet not to take that.

Maybe the guaranteed money isn’t great. I don’t know. Still, this offer is more than fair. Prescott has never thrown for 4,000 yards. Prescott has never thrown for 25 touchdowns in a season. This is not an elite quarterback. He’s average at best being propped up by awesome surrounding talent. Jerry Jones made a generous offer. I’d offer him $10 million take it or leave it. I’ll take the 3rd round comp pick in a year.

I wonder what kind of trickle down effect this has. Maybe Dallas focuses on Zeke now. Maybe Amari Cooper gets more attention. Byron Jones is somehow being forgotten about too. His contract is up after this season. I’m not sure how much further Dallas is willing to go. Dak’s stock is at an all-time high. They just won the division. Maybe it’s smarter to go back to the bargaining table after Philadelphia wins it this year.

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