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

Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Best Case For The Cowboys

The main objective for the Dallas Cowboys should have always been to get a deal done with Dak Prescott before the Kansas City Chiefs agreed to a contract extension with Patrick Mahomes. However, the Cowboys are not without some benefit from it.

For the Cowboys, they must make the case to Prescott that Mahomes agreeing to a 10-year deal helps both the Chiefs quarterback and Kansas City. It provides long-term security for the player while enables the team to keep a talented supporting cast more easily.

Waiting until next offseason could put the Cowboys in a situation where they have to negotiate against the next set of quarterback deals being naturally raised. Mahomes is such an outlier that he doesn’t necessarily fully normalize a new bar like other recent deals,

Considering the previously mentioned implications of applying the franchise tag on Prescott for a second time, the Cowboys should be careful. Regardless of the outcome, Dallas can at least operate knowing they won’t be resetting the quarterback market.