Evaluating best case scenarios for Dak Prescott, Cowboys in contract talks

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A consistent story that has stayed in the headlines throughout the NFL offseason has been the ongoing contract situation with Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys.

After Patrick Mahomes agreed to a historic 10-year, $504 million contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs, many were quick to discuss how that impacts the Cowboys’ talks with Prescott. It would be difficult to see that not having some sort of an impact.

The main hold up for the situation has been the desired length of the contract for both the Cowboys and Prescott. The franchise-quarterback would prefer a four-year deal to be able to re-enter free agency sooner while Dallas would like an extension to be for five-years.

The deadline for the Cowboys to agree to a contract extension with Prescott is July 15. If they fail to come to terms on a new deal, both sides will have to wait until the 2021 offseason to be able to reconvene. In the meantime, Prescott would play on the $31.4 million franchise tag in 2020.

With that being said, let’s take a look at the best possible outcome for both the Cowboys and Dak Prescott.