Dak Prescott is the star quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys and when you're the face of one of the biggest franchises in professional sports, there is a big spotlight that comes with that. So far, Prescott has adjusted nicely to this spotlight and he has proven to be a role model in the community. In light of all of the political unrest in the country following the death of George Floyd, Prescott is speaking out and looking to make a huge difference through education and training.
According to the NFL, Prescott is committing $1 million to police training and systemic racism education. Prescott wants to bring people together and in his estimation, this is the best way to do so.
Prescott's donation will go a long way especially with everything that is happening. Money can help provide resources for good causes and we're sure Prescott's contribution will lead to a much better place to live. Not to mention, Prescott isn't the only athlete making such contributions which means there are plenty of resources being created.
As for his career with the Cowboys, Prescott is awaiting a contract to his liking. He is still negotiating with the Cowboys and it remains to be seen when an actual deal will get done.
Dak Prescott Turns Down $175 Million Deal With Cowboys
Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys seem to be very far apart on contract talks right now.
Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys have been engaged in a very public contract dispute and it doesn't seem like things are going to get better anytime soon. Prescott wants to be paid as if he is the best quarterback in the entire NFL. While he is certainly good, he isn't as great as some of the league's best QBs. In fact, he isn't even in the top 5 and he barely cracks the top 10. Regardless, the Cowboys have been ready to throw substantial money at him but Prescott just won't budge, no matter how hard the Cowboys try.
According to NFL reporter Dov Kleiman, Prescott recently turned down a five-year, $175 million deal with the Cowboys and has some pretty hefty demands. Of course, this deal is worth $35 million per year, but Prescott is hoping to make upwards of $45 million in his final season with the team.
It would be interesting to hear Prescott's perspective on all of this considering he is asking for way more than what the market would dictate. As it stands, Russell Wilson is the highest-paid QB in the sport, but Prescott would end up surpassing him. Wilson has a Super Bowl title while Prescott has never made it out of the Divisional Round in the playoffs.
As the summer goes on, the Cowboys and Prescott could find themselves in a peculiar spot.
Dak Prescott & Cowboys Contract Negotiations Hit A Wall
Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys have a lot to discuss at this point.
Dak Prescott has proven himself to be a formidable quarterback over the last couple of years and Dallas Cowboys fans are awaiting his anticipated new contract with the team. Both sides have been negotiating for what seems like an eternity now and nothing is getting done. There has been a lot of speculation as to why that is although fans are starting to get worried that both sides could draw this out into training camp.
According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Cowboys want to lockdown Prescott for five to seven years. However, the QB feels like that is too long of a term and would much rather take four years. This has led to a complete stall in negotiations as both sides clearly can’t come to a decision.
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“There’s been a bit a lull in negotiations with the Cowboys, so both sides continue to talk this up,” Fowler said. “But I’m told they should be ready for anything, including the possibility of pressing up against that July 15 deadline for the franchise tag. There’s a few obstacles in play, including number of years. The Cowboys like to go longer term—five, six, seven years on their deals. Prescott wants more flexibility on that, and so it’s been steady, but it’s been very slow on that front.”
Stay tuned for updates on this situation as it will surely become one of the biggest stories in the NFL.
Cowboys Reveal Why Dak Prescott Hasn’t Been Signed Yet
Dak Prescott is still looking to get his money from the Dallas Cowboys.
Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are in the midst of some pretty hectic contract negotiations and it doesn't seem like anything is going to be resolved anytime soon. Prescott doesn't seem to want to accept what the Cowboys are offering him, while the team is staying firm on the number and term that they have provided him with. Needless to say, it's been a rough month for Cowboys fans who just want to see their franchise QB get his money.
In a recent interview with ProFootballTalk, Cowboys COO Stephen Jones spoke about Dak's contract issues and made an interesting revelation about why a deal hasn't been put in place. Essentially, they don't want Prescott to take up too much cap space as it could lead to having a weaker team due to a lack of monetary resources.
“There’s all sorts of analytics out there that show if your quarterback takes up too big a percentage of your salary cap, that it decreases your chances to win," Jones said.
This is obviously an interesting admission for many reasons. The Dallas Cowboys are one of the richest teams in football and some believe they are being too stingy with Dak. Clearly, they want to make sure they have the best team moving forward and are simply looking out for their best interests.
Stephen A. Smith Blasts Cowboys For Andy Dalton Signing
Stephen A. Smith is always harsh when it comes to the Cowboys.
There is truly no NFL team that Stephen A. Smith hates more than the Dallas Cowboys and when they make a decision he disagrees with, he makes sure to let the franchise know. Recently, the Cowboys shocked the football world as they signed Andy Dalton to a one-year deal where he will presumably be the backup to none other than Dak Prescott. This signing would seem pretty innocent if it weren't for the fact that Prescott in the midst of some pretty contentious contract negotiations with Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones.
Today, Smith weighed in on the decision on First Take and he completely ripped into the Cowboys, as expected. Smith believes the Cowboys are sending the wrong message to Prescott and that if they're not careful, the QB's relationship with the team could be damaged moving forward.
Smith also noted that Prescott has done a lot for the Cowboys and even supported Jones in regards to the Colin Kaepernick anthem situation. In fact, Smith insinuated that race could be a factor as he believes the Cowboys would have given Prescott a blank check if he were someone like Tony Romo.
The Cowboys and Prescott still have a lot of ground to make up here and if negotiations last well into training camp, we could see Dalton become the Cowboys starter on a temporary basis.
Dez Bryant Rips Into Cowboys For Andy Dalton Signing
Dez Bryant is weighing in on the Cowboys decision to sign Andy Dalton.
Last night was a pretty surprising one for Dallas Cowboys fans as their team decided to sign the likes of Andy Dalton to a one-year deal. Dalton was recently released by the Cincinnati Bengals and many thought he would want to be a starter somewhere. By going to Dallas, he has basically guaranteed that he will be a backup to Dak Prescott next season.
However, Prescott is currently in contract negotiations with the Cowboys and both sides seem to be at odds. Former Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has been watching this situation closely and last night, he sounded off on the Dalton signing. As he explains, the Cowboys need to stop disrespecting their star QB.
"Nothing against Andy dalton because I think he’s a great player..but the cowboys are extremely out of line... Pay Dak... I watched the cowboys pay Tony Twice once without a winning rec... I guess the cowboys viewing the QB position a plug in piece because of the dominant offense," Bryant wrote.
Bryant knows what it's like to go through these contract talks so his insight is fairly interesting. Not to mention, he has played for the Cowboys and knows just how much money they bring in every single year.
Over the next few weeks, it will be interesting to see how Prescott's negotiations will play out, especially with the addition of Dalton on the roster.
Dak Prescott’s Brother Jace Passes Away At 31
Jace Prescott was a former football player who started at Northwestern State.
Dak Prescott’s older brother, Jace, passed away yesterday at the age of 31. As of right now, a cause of death has not been provided although it is clear that this loss is devastating for the Prescott family. The Dallas Cowboys quarterback lost his mother to cancer back in 2013 and since then, Jace has been one of his biggest supporters. This tragic news was announced last night through the Dallas Cowboys Twitter account.
Just last year, Prescott was able to shoot a Campbell’s Chunky Soup commercial with Jace and at around the same time, Prescott spoke about his support system and just how much they mean to him.
“My brothers have always been champions,” Prescott said. “Them along with my mom. So now, not having my mom and just having them two, they mean even more. Family is everything. It’s what keeps me grounded when everything else is changing around me I know that’s one thing that’s always consistent and certain. I’m thankful for them.”
This is certainly a hard time for Prescott right now especially with his contract negotiations with the Cowboys. For now, all football matters are secondary and we’re sure Prescott will be taking his time to process everything that has happened.
Hopefully, Cowboys fans will continue to show him an outpouring of support.
Dak Precott Comments On Recent Criticism Over Social Distancing
Dak Prescott recently came under fire for hosting a party amid Texas’ “Stay Home” order.
Dak Prescott found himself in some hot water last week when he was caught on camera holding a party for one of his friends at his home in Texas. Running back Ezekiel Elliott was at the dinner party as well so both players ended up getting into quite a bit of trouble with the media. Of course, this was only an issue because of the Coronavirus and how we are all supposed to be practicing social distancing right now. In fact, there is a stay at home order in Texas urging people not to go out.
Prescott recently issued a statement to ProFootballTalk about the matter and as you can see, he never meant to do any harm.
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“I understand and accept that there are additional responsibilities and media scrutiny that come with being an NFL quarterback, but it is very frustrating and disappointing when people provide completely inaccurate information from anonymous sources, especially now. To set the record straight, I know that we all need to do our best to socially distance and like everyone else, I am continuing to adjust to what that requires, but the truth is that I was with fewer than 10 people for a home dinner — not a party — on Friday night. I am very sensitive to the challenges we are all facing and making sure to support the first responders and medical personnel and everyone else putting in long hours. We are all at a time when we need to keep educating ourselves about the importance of health and isolation during this pandemic and I will continue to make sure to do my part by following the guidelines until we are approved to start returning to normal activities.”
While Prescott is adamant the dinner plans had less than 10 people, it’s clear that he won’t be hosting any sort of engagements like this again.
Dak Prescott & Cowboys Contract Situation Receives Update
Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are in for some interesting contract negotiations.
Dak Prescott led the Dallas Cowboys to one of the best offenses in the NFL last season although it wasn't enough to make the playoffs. Regardless, Prescott sees himself as one of the most valuable players in the entire league and is hoping to be paid as such. In fact, Prescott wants to make upwards of $40 million per year but the Cowboys don't seem to want to go above $33 million. Due to these gaps in the negotiation process, the Cowboys decided to hit Prescott with the franchise tag.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, neither side has made much progress since the franchise tag was given out. Prescott still wants a massive amount of money but the Cowboys seem reluctant to give it to him. Not to mention, the consensus is that if Prescott doesn't get his money, he won't take part in the team's online training camp.
This news should be concerning to Cowboys fans as the team should want to get this done much sooner than later. The longer they wait, the more their relationship with Prescott will be frayed. One could make the argument that Prescott isn't worth the asking price, however, the Cowboys have no one else they can look to right now.
It's an impossible situation with no real end in sight, at least for right now.
Stephen A. Smith Laces Into Dak Prescott Over Recent Exploits
Dak Prescott got caught disobeying social distancing orders and Stephen A. Smith is very disappointed about it.
Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott were the subjects of some heavy criticism over the weekend as it was revealed that Dak Prescott hosted a party at his home that featured close to 30 people. The party was being held for one of Prescott's good friends and according to reports, Elliott came to join in on the fun. The Dallas Cowboys teammates would otherwise fly under the radar for this type of thing but considering we are in the midst of a pandemic and are being told to maintain our distance from people, the two were rightfully chastised.
Today on First Take, Stephen A. Smith made sure to let his feelings be known regarding the actions of the two men. As he explains, even if the party only contained 10 people, it still would have been inappropriate considering what is going on right now. Smith also said that Prescott should be leading by example, especially since he is asking to be paid like the best player in football.
Smith's take on this shouldn't come as a surprise. He has been offering up PSAs on Twitter in regards to the Coronavirus and has even appeared in ads for ESPN, on the matter. Not to mention, Smith loves hating on all things Cowboys related so you can imagine he was doing the Birdman hand rub this morning, prior to the show.