Dak Prescott: 'I'm Excited As Hell To Be A Dallas Cowboy'

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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Dak Prescott didn't sign a contract extension this offseason with the Cowboys but he has no doubt about where he sees himself playing in the future. 
"Business is business. Once I'm in the locker room and apart of what's going on now. I don't focus on the future. I just worry about today," Prescott said in a press conference with the media Wednesday. "I'm excited as hell to be a Dallas Cowboy. I've been a fan of this organization for years. I love every bit of the platform I get to be the quarterback here. (There's) no frustration as far as that. Once again, I believe something will get done. With my hopes, I believe I'll be a Dallas Cowboy for the rest of my career."

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In their earlier meeting with the media, Jerry and Stephen Jones also said they believed a deal will ultimately get done

"We think he's outstanding,'' Jerry Jones said, calling the 27-year-old one of the finest young men he knows. "We think he's our quarterback of the future."  

Added COO Stephen Jones: "The virus .. which affects revenue, which affects the cap, that was a challenge. .. (And) the term of the deal was a big part of this.  

"But it doesn't change what we think of Dak. .. I'm more convinced than ever we'll get it done."

Prescott, who will play the 2020 season under the $31.409 million franchise tag, had been represented by Todd France in his negotiations with the Cowboys and will continue to be represented by him despite his departure from CAA sports last week

According to 105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher, Dallas offered their star quarterback a five-year deal with an average of $35 million per year with $106 million in virtual guarantees. However, France held firm in his ask of a four-year contract to allow his client to re-enter the market after the NFL's next television deal kicks in. 

So, what now? No negotiations can resume until after the 2020 season is completed.

Dallas can tag him again next year .... and the year after that, as cap-unfriendly as such a plan would be. It would mean that in 2021, he gets $37.68 million, fully-guaranteed. That’s $69.08 million for two years. And in 2022? That tag number is $54.25 million.

That’s a three-year total of $123.33 million, fully-guaranteed. And not optimal, as "triple-tag'' would cost Dallas $41.11 million average per year - fully-guaranteed. So, it would have been simpler to just pay him $41.11 million per year now.

Both sides have a long time to think about what that next deal will look like, and we'll get the opportunity (once again) to debate the fluctuation of that next contract every week Prescott steps on the field.