By Josh Clark and Mike Fisher
Prescott spoke on the current negotiations at the team's Reliant Home Run Derby at Frisco's Dr. Pepper Ballpark and seemed to not have any concerns about where things stand.
“I want to be a Cowboy forever,” Prescott said. “I think the people that are doing the deal feel the same way. So to me, it’s no rush. I know it will get done.”
The Cowboys have given every indication that they plan on making Prescott their franchise quarterback, and likely highest-paid player in team history. Fish believes that Prescott will earn around $30 million annually, which would put him in the upper-echelon of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL.
“I am confident we will get this done,” Jones told former Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin over a week ago on the Rich Eisen Show. ”We are sold on Dak. We do want to have him for the long term. We think he is worthy of investing in for the long term. He is going into his fourth year in the NFL. When you look at the snaps he has had, the situations he has been in and how he has got here and you see he has performed, we see real upside in Dak."
So yes, a big deal is coming. ... and while we wait, Prescott's cooperative approach is continuing.
“It’s a blessing just to be in this position,'' he said. "But as far as the (contract) numbers are concerned, my focus is on the locker room. I know it will get taken care of, so it is what it is. ...I want to be a Cowboy. I’m pretty sure that I’ll be a Cowboy for a long time.”