Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Cowboys and QB Dak Prescott have made “no progress” on a long-term extension during the team’s off week and earnest negotiations haven’t taken place for “some time.”
One source tells Rapoport that there’s “nothing going on” between Prescott and the Cowboys at this time.
With this in mind, Rapoport says Prescott is headed toward the franchise tag next year and it’s “hard to imagine a new deal getting done” before then.
It’s worth mentioning that neither party has placed a deadline for extension talks, according to Rapoport.
Prescott has made it clear he’s fine playing out the final year of his contract, even though reports have said Dallas is offering him top-five money for the quarterback position.
The Cowboys have other notable free agents next year including WR Amari Cooper and CB Byron Jones, so it appears as though they’re likely to test the open market, barring an agreement on long-term extensions before then.
Prescott, 26, is a former fourth-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2016. He’s entering the final year of his four-year, $2.72 million contract and set to make a base salary of $720,000 for the 2019 season.
In 2019, Prescott has appeared in eight games for the Cowboys and completed 69.6 percent of his passes for 2,380 yards to go along with 15 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He has also rushed for 175 and three touchdowns.
We have him featured in our Top 25 – 2020 Free Agents list.
We’ll have more regarding Prescott as the news is available.