Is Dak Prescott set to become the highest-paid player in the NFL? Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys and franchise quarterback Dak Prescott are back at the negotiating table after months of little movement on a long-term contract.

Discussing the situation Thursday, ESPN’s Ed Werder shared that a resolution isn’t necessarily close, but noted the discussions are not contentious and that “Prescott will emerge as [the] highest-paid NFL player.”

Currently, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is the highest-paid player in the NFL. His long-term deal averages $35 million per year and included $107 million guaranteed.

The latest reports regarding Prescott and the ‘Boys indicate he’s been offered more than $105 million guaranteed. So while the two sides haven’t been able to come together on an agreement, it sure sounds like they aren’t too far off from making it happen.

In the meantime, Prescott has been secured by the Cowboys via the exclusive franchise tag. Though, it’s clear both sides would rather work out a long-term contract than start the season with him still on the tag.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut 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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