Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters after Sunday’s win over the Giants that he expects a deal to be in place with QB Dak Prescott in “days” and referred to it as “imminent.”
“Oh, yes, I do know that we’ll get it done,” Jerry Jones said, per Charean Williams. “It would probably be fair to say it’ll be done on a imminent basis. Imminent. Without being real clear, bright lined. It’s not done. What’s imminent? Well, days. Days. Or something like that.”
Meanwhile, Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones was asked if Prescott’s price has gone up following his impressive Week 1 performance.
“With our offer, I promise—I hope he’s a good quarterback,” Jones said, per Jori Epstein.
Jones believes they’re making progress and he admits there is “urgency” to get a deal but, but “it takes two.”
When asked about extension talks with the Cowboys, Prescott said he’s leaving the situation up to his agency.
“I’m turning the page and I’m worried about the Washington Redskins. I have people that handle that. My focus is on this team,” Prescott said, per Jon Machota. “That’s been out of my focus for the past week and I’ve told you guys that.”
Earlier in the day, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Prescott has a loss of value and disability insurance policies along with multi-year endorsement deals that are valued at over $50 million, which may explain why he isn’t pushing to have a long-term agreement in place.
Prescott is protected against a potentially career-ending injury and his endorsement deals are worth more than what some starting NFL quarterbacks are making, according to Schefter.
Prescott hasn’t been in a rush to get a contract worked out with the Cowboys unless it’s one he believes is fair. Schefter says that the two parties have been discussing a new deal, but Prescott feels as though he doesn’t need to have a deal in place this season.
Prescott and WR Amari Cooper are the two most notable extension candidates remaining.
The Cowboys will have the franchise tag available if need be in the coming years.
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 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.