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Dak Prescott gives major update on contract negotiations

How big a factor will this be in negotiations?

Michael W.

One of the biggest orders of business that the Dallas Cowboys have to take care of is a new contract for quarterback Dak Prescott, who is entering the final year of his current deal. Fans have noticed a lack of progress in negotiations between the two sides, leading to speculation that he could in fact be playing elsewhere in 2025. 

However, Prescott himself recently said that financial gain isn't his motivation as to why he plays in the National Football league. 

"I don't play for money," Prescott said. "I have never cared for it, to be honest with you. Yeah, I would give it up just to play this game."

"I allow that to the business people to say what it's worth -- what they're supposed to give a quarterback of my play, a person of my play and a leader of my [caliber]," Prescott said. "For me, it's about controlling what I can control and handling that part, and the rest will take care of itself."

With the Detroit Lions having just re-signed quarterback Jared Goff to a hefty new deal that carries an AAV of $53 million, Prescott and his representation could use that as a bench mark; he currently counts $55.4 million against the Cowboys' salary cap.

"Business is business," he said. "I'll leave it where it gets handled. Right now, it's about being my best for this team right now, in this moment, in OTAs and helping these guys out. I'm just focused on that and I know my business will take care of itself. I've been in [this situation] before, so I'm experienced and just controlling what I can right now."

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