Robinson writes that if Dallas wants to sign Prescott to a deal similar to the $33.5 million per year average the Rams locked up QB Jared Goff for, the Cowboys quarterback wants a deal for only four years that’s mostly guaranteed.
The Cowboys typically prefer to do longer deals, but Robinson says they likely would have to make Prescott the highest-paid player in the NFL in order to get him to agree to a contract as long as seven years.
Robinson adds the report of Prescott asking for $40 million per season was a response to the Cowboys initially lowballing their quarterback with an offer of around $24-$25 million per year. Since then, talks have continued with the Cowboys’ offering around $32-$32 million per season.
However, Robinson says they haven’t budged off the number of years since the team could still franchise tag Prescott twice after this season for around $60 million total.
For his part, Prescott hasn’t been pushing as hard for a deal and is reportedly fine playing out the last year of his rookie deal, as he has has a loss of value and disability insurance policies along with multi-year endorsement deals that are valued at over $50 million.
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.