The Dallas Cowboys currently sit at 2-7 and are in 3rd place in the horrendous NFC East.
As ridiculous as it sounds, they still have a legitimate chance of winning their division.
A lot of hype was surrounding the Dallas Cowboys this year as in the offseason they signed former Super Bowl head coach, Mike McCarthy.
One grueling storyline that has haunted this team since last season is whether or not they will sign Dak Prescott.
Throughout the offseason, a lot was made about Dak Prescott signing the franchise tag.
Many questioned whether or not he would be in Dallas for years to come.
But, Jerry Jones has made it clear that Dak is their guy moving forward.
Jerry Jones Echo Faith In Dak Prescott
Throughout all of last season, Dak Prescott was in negotiations with the Dallas Cowboys for a long-term deal.
While no one knew the exact details of what Dak was asking for, there was speculation that he wanted to be the highest paying quarterback in the NFL.
If that were true, at the time, that would mean he wanted to eclipse Seattle Seahawks QB, Russell Wilson.
Well, obviously, a deal didn’t get done as Dak signed the franchise tag in August.
But, now with Dak recovering from a serious ankle injury and the Cowboys in a prime position to select a quarterback, rumors are beginning to swirl.
As it currently stands, the Cowboys would have the third pick in the NFL Draft.
Yet, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stands firm on his belief that Dak is in the long term future for this organization.
Jerry Jones on @1053thefan said it’s crazy to think about the Cowboys taking a QB even if Dallas gets a top 3 pick. “Dak is our quarterback.”
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 10, 2020
The son of Jerry Jones, Stephon Jones also weighed in on the issue:
“Dak’s our quarterback and we’re so fired up about him and him leading us in the future.”
It appears that at the midway point of the season, the Cowboys really need to work on their defense.
If the poor play continues and they land a top 5 pick in the draft — if they are true to their word — they will most likely fill another hole.
Will The Dallas Cowboys Pay Dak Prescott?
If the Cowboys end up missing the playoffs, the first headline once the offseason hits will be regarding whether or not Dak Prescott is going to sign a long term deal.
Many sources around the NFL believe that Dak will not play under the franchise tag again.
The question that remains, what is his asking price?
It's the first half a billion contract in sports history 🤯 pic.twitter.com/V5kCcVpIPZ
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 6, 2020
In this past offseason, Mahomes broke the market with his new 10-year extension that is worth up to over $500 million.
Another quarterback who got his payday was Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 5, 2020
This offseason, Lamar Jackson will also be up for an extension and he may on the verge of becoming one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the league.
So, I highly doubt Dak gets top-notch money, but Dallas might actually lower their original offer.
Dak’s greatest strength was his durability as he never missed a start prior to suffering that gruesome injury.
Now, that he has sustained a season-ending injury, Dallas could lower the offer as they can be “concerned” about his long-term health.
Unfortunately for Dak, this business is dirty and these Owners / GM’s look for any way to save some money on a long-term deal, especially, one for a quarterback.
It certainly will be interesting to see how the remainder of this season, as well as how the offseason plays out for the Cowboys.
One thing is for sure though, they definitely miss number 4 suiting up for them on game day.