Hill mentions that France’s job is to “ask for the moon with hopes of landing on the stars”, which likely explains why their early target is so high.
The Eagles just signed Carson Wentz to an extension that will pay him an average salary of $32 million. Some have since speculated that Prescott could end up around $30 million, but it sounds like they have their sights set even higher for now.
Prescott said Thursday that he’s happy for Wentz after he agreed to a big-money extension last week.
“I was happy for Carson, a guy that deserves it, a guy who has been great in this league,” Prescott said. “[He] had an awesome year and potentially, without the injury, wins the MVP. Congrats to Carson. Knowing him personally, he deserves it.”
Prescott mentioned “it happens when it happens” when asked about the current state of his own contract negotiations.
“I’m involved,” Prescott said. “It’s about me. But they stand where they stand.”
Last week, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reported that extension talks between the Cowboys and Prescott could last into training camp, as the two sides are “really far apart” at this time in terms valuation.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones previously mentioned that the team won’t balk on signing Prescott to a long-term deal, so they clearly want to get a deal done.
“We’re sold on Dak, and we do want to have him for the long term,” Jones said via Pro Football Talk. “We think he’s worthy of investing in for the long term. . . .We see real upside in Dak. You don’t have it all yet.”
Prescott, 25, 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 2018, Prescott appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys and completed 67.7 percent of his passes for 3,885 yards to go along with 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He has also rushed for 305 yards and six touchdowns.
We’ll have more regarding Prescott and the Cowboys as the news is available.