Cowboys: 3 ways Dak Prescott signing franchise tag impacts Dallas

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Still Time For An Extension

The Dallas Cowboys still have until July 15 to come to an agreement on a long-term contract with Dak Prescott. As long as the NFL salary cap isn’t too severely impacted by potentially not having fans in the stands in 2020, Prescott

As Kevin Patra of NFL.com pointed out, the Cowboys have only used the franchise tag on six players since 1993 and have used it eight times overall. The most recent examples of Dallas reaching a long-term agreement in this particular situation involved DeMarcus Lawrence, Dez Bryant, and Ken Hamlin.

Of course, it remains to be seen whether this extra time will end up actually resulting in an agreement being reached before that deadline passes. At the very least, both sides will have a few more weeks to continue discussions and perhaps get further along in their efforts.