An NFL personnel director believes the Cowboys do not view Dak Prescott as a “Tier 1” quarterback, which likely explains the “disconnect” between the organization and Prescott.
“It’s almost like they are caught,” the personnel director said, via Mike Sando of The Athletic. “Dak’s stats are such that he could want to be paid like a one (Tier 1 quarterback). They realize he is not a one, and that is the disconnect. It is almost like when Seattle paid Russell Wilson. Russell then has to elevate the players around him who are not up to par, which he has been able to do. If you don’t see Dak in that way, then you are going to come into a very big issue where it is going to set your roster back.”
Another NFL executive mentioned that it is “very hard” to finalize long-term extensions right now due to the uncertainty with revenues.
“I will say it’s very hard to do deals now because of all the uncertainty,” the executive said.
A former NFL general manager believes the Cowboys would have re-signed Prescott a while ago “if they thought he was the real deal.”
“If they thought he was the real deal, they would have paid him a while ago,” said the former GM. “They would not have let him get to this point. Now, they have put themselves in a bind.”
- 94 WIP’s Eliot Shorr-Parks believes Eagles UDFA S Grayland Arnold has the best chance of making the team out of Philadelphia’s undrafted rookie class.
- Shorr-Parks cites Arnold’s versatility, ability to return kicks, ball skills with six interceptions in college at Baylor and a lighter depth chart at free safety as factors working in his favor.
- While the Eagles have Jalen Mills, free-agent Will Parks and fourth-round rookie K’Von Wallace competing at strong safety, per Shorr-Parks, the only other players Arnold would need to beat out at free safety behind Rodney McLeod are Rudy Ford and Marcus Epps.
- Eagles UDFA LB Dante Olson says he signed in Philadelphia because he thought it was the best fit for him to start his NFL career: “After talking to my agent, the Eagles seemed like a really great fit for me and I am looking forward to being able to get out there. I wouldn’t want it any other way.” (Shorr-Parks)
- Eagles CB Tremon Smith has a chance to make the roster as a returner and reserve defensive back, per Shorr-Parks. He believes Smith is around seventh on the depth chart at corner right now and his special teams ability could push him into the sixth spot ahead of CB Rasul Douglas.
- Pat Leonard reports that Giants K Aldrick Rosas’ first court appearance is scheduled for September 4th and that he can appear via his attorney.
- While the Giants have had no comment on the situation, the NFL released a statement saying: “We have been monitoring developments in the matter which remains under review.”
- Rosas is facing three misdemeanor charges from the hit-and-run accident he was involved in last month. (NFLTR)
- ESPN’s Jordan Raanan lists Rosas as a veteran player in danger of being cut this preseason.