By Todd Brock
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has been one of the league’s biggest bargains since joining the team in 2016. All indications are he won’t stay that way with his next contract. While that sentiment has largely been a matter of pure common sense, Prescott is starting to make noise that suggests his camp is gearing up to play hardball when it comes to forthcoming financial negotiations with the Jones family.
USA Today’s Jori Epstein points out Prescott is well aware of the current market value for a high-performing franchise quarterback, with Russell Wilson, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers, and Carson Wentz all averaging more $30 million per year. Prescott is scheduled to cost the Cowboys just a $2.1 million cap hit in 2019; “twenty-one teammates currently account for more of the Cowboys’ 2019 salary cap,” Epstein notes.
But she says Prescott believes the organization can keep paying the other superstars and still do right by him.
“For somebody to say you can only take so much because of the salary cap or you can only do this or that, I don’t know how fair that is to say,” Prescott said, per Epstein. “Because with gambling, with everything going into this league, everything is going to continue to keep going...