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Report: Cowboys throw shade at Dak Prescott

He's in line for a massive extension, and this complicates things.

Michael W.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is in line to receive a massive contract extension, and the fact that Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence just agreed to a hefty new deal with a yearly salary of $55 million gives him even more leverage in negotiations. 

But what exactly does Cowboys management think of Prescott, and how willing are they to hand out such a hefty deal? According to Cowboys writer Saad Yousuf of The Athletic, they don't view him as an "elite" quarterback. 

He explained during a recent online Q+A session: 

"I don’t believe Cowboys management thinks that Prescott is elite, as much as they’ve indicated with their words. If they did already think he was an elite quarterback, Prescott wouldn’t be entering the final year of his contract.

Actions always speak louder than words. I think management believes that Prescott is an elite leader, and even an elite person. But if they thought he was an elite quarterback, he’d have a new contract extension completed a long time ago."

Right now, it appears as though the Cowboys and Prescott are playing a game of chicken with one another, while the rest of the NFL awaits to see who blinks first. 

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Source: Yardbarker