One of the biggest storylines over the offseason was whether or not Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott deserves an extension.
The 26-year-old has put together impressive regular season performances, but has been unable to lead the team in the playoffs.
Another issue could be that Prescott is looking for an extension in the neighborhood of $40 million per season.
Most would turn away from paying Prescott that kind of money, but there is one NFL insider that still believes in him.
Buying In On Prescott
Someone asked NFL insider Jay Glazer if he would buy or sell Prescott as the right piece for the Dallas moving forward?
“Absolutely buy, he’s the guy. I’ve said it all along, there’s so much other stuff that goes into being the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys,” says Glazer.
He goes on to mention that there is so much behind the scenes that Prescott does to help the Cowboys.
“He helps his teammates take care of themselves. People just don’t understand. He probably doesn’t get enough credit for that,” says Glazer.
The Cowboys clearly seem hesitant to buy-in on Prescott, but Glazer appears ready to write him a blank check.
Prescott’s Career in Dallas
The former fourth-round pick has done quite well for himself through his first four seasons in the league.
Not too many late-round selections have accomplished what Prescott has during his career.
Since 2016, only three QBs have recorded the following:
• 15,000+ Pass Yds
• 95+ Pass TD
• 40+ Wins
• 2+ Pro Bowls
Tom Brady, Russell Wilson… and Dak Prescott.
Was No. 46 in the NFL’s Top 100 too low of a ranking for the Dallas signal caller? pic.twitter.com/GHNsPZFUZJ
— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) July 28, 2020
There really isn’t much more Prescott can do in the league to prove himself besides winning in the playoffs.
Some doubt that he has the “it” factor to win in the biggest moments, but that just doesn’t seem true.
Prescott mentioned after being defeated by the Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving Day that he hates losing more than he enjoys winning games.
There is a competitive fire in him, but he’s been unable to win that big game up to his point in his career.
What’s Next For Prescott?
The organization finished a disappointing 8-8 last season and missed the postseason.
Despite that, Prescott threw for a career-high 4,902 passing yards and 30 touchdowns.
He was unable to reach a long-term extension with the Cowboys even with those terrific numbers.
The two sides discussed a deal, but nothing happened before the deadline on July 15.
Dallas was forced to franchise tag the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback to a massive one-year deal.
Prescott will collect a fully-guaranteed $31.4 million in 2020 before possibly hitting the open market next season.
The organization might try to franchise tag him again, but it’s going to cost them much more.
A $37.7M franchise tag for Dak Prescott is over 21% of a $175M cap for 2021
— Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) July 24, 2020
In 2021, Prescott could be forced to find a new organization, but shouldn’t be short of suitors.
The Los Angeles Chargers are the frontrunners at +700, but the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, and Minnesota Vikings are behind them each listed at +800.
There could very well be a sweepstakes for Prescott next offseason if the two sides can’t come to an agreement.
Clearly, the 2020 season is going to be a huge season for both Prescott and the future of the Cowboys.
It’ll be interesting to see if the Cowboys decide to give in and pay Prescott or possibly let a franchise quarterback hit free agency next summer.