Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is on a franchise tag, and while a deal could still be reached, there is no rush to do so. Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys have resumed discussing a long-term contract discussion, but that does not necessarily mean there is a sense of urgency to get a deal done — at least not yet.

The Cowboys have until July 15 to work out a long-term extension with Prescott, and a report on Wednesday claimed the two sides have been trading proposals and are making progress in talks. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media confirmed on Thursday that Prescott and the Cowboys have reengaged in talks, but Rapoport says there is no rush to get a deal finalized and “all involved would like to breathe a bit.”

Prescott and the Cowboys reportedly went months without having any contract discussions, so any dialogue should be viewed as a positive. The two sides have to have a good understanding of what the other wants at this point, though Dallas may still be hesitant to pay Prescott the $35 million or more per year he is said to be seeking.

The Cowboys have made Prescott some aggressive offers, but all that matters with an NFL contract is guaranteed money. Prescott could sign a contract with an average annual value of $35-$40 million, but he wants guarantees like any other player.

Prescott picked a good time to have his best season as a pro last year, throwing for 4,902 yards, 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He almost certainly wants to be the highest-paid quarterback in football (at least until Patrick Mahomes or Deshaun Watson sign their next deals), and the Cowboys may eventually grant him his wish.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.



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ARZ / 4,671 / 2015
Carson Palmer
ATL / 4,944 / 2016
Matt Ryan
BAL / 4,317 / 2016
Joe Flacco
BUF / 4,359 / 2002
Drew Bledsoe
CAR / 4,436 / 1999
Steve Beuerlein
CHI / 3,838 / 1995
Erik Kramer
CIN / 4,293 / 2013
Andy Dalton
CLE / 4,132 / 1980
Brian Sipe
DAL / 4,903 / 2012
Tony Romo
DEN / 5,477 / 2013
Peyton Manning
DET / 5,038 / 2011
Matthew Stafford
GB / 4,643 / 2011
Aaron Rodgers
HOU / 4,770 / 2009
Matt Schaub
IND / 4,761 / 2014
Andrew Luck
JAX / 4,428 / 2015
Blake Bortles
KC / 5,097 / 2018
Patrick Mahomes
LAC* / 4,802 / 1981
Dan Fouts
LAR* / 4,830 / 2001
Kurt Warner
LVR* / 4,689 / 2002
Rich Gannon
MIA / 5,084 / 1984
Dan Marino
MIN / 4,717 / 2004
Daunte Culpepper
NE / 5,235 / 2011
Tom Brady
NO / 5,476 / 2011
Drew Brees
NYG / 4,933 / 2011
Eli Manning
NYJ / 4,007 / 1967
Joe Namath
PHI / 4,039 / 2019
Carson Wentz
PIT / 5,129 / 2018
Ben Roethlisberger
SEA / 4,219 / 2016
Russell Wilson
SF / 4,278 / 2000
Jeff Garcia
TB / 5,109 / 2019
Jameis Winston
TEN* / 4,690 / 1991
Warren Moon
WAS / 4,917 / 2016
Kirk Cousins

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