Report: Dak Prescott signs Franchise Tender, Not Close To Long-Term Deal

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By 105.3 The Fan
DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Per a report from David Helman of DallasCowboys.com, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has officially signed his $31.409M exclusive franchise tag with the team and is locked into the 2020 season. 

Dak Prescott has officially signed the franchise tag.He and the Cowboys still have until July 15 to work on a long-term deal, but he is officially under contract for the 2020 season.

— David Helman (@HelmanDC) June 22, 2020

The two sides now have until July 15th to work out a long term extension, but per a separate report from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, there is no indication of a deal being any closer to an agreement. 

Prescott's most recent offer, per 105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher, was upwards of $35 million per year for five years, and more than $106 million guaranteed. However, where the deal has been at an impasse for both sides, is with Prescott's reported desire of a 4-year deal. 

By signing the franchise tag, Prescott will now be the highest-paid Cowboy ever for a single season, while the on the table extension would make him one of the highest-paid players in the history of the NFL.

The $31.409 million number will also make Prescott the seventh-highest paid quarterback in the NFL next season, sitting just above the Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan, and just below the Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz.