Dak Prescott and the Cowboys look to be locked in a stalemate for now. Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys started discussing a contract extension with Dak Prescott a year ago. Now with the deadline looming, the team is reportedly prepared for the negotiations to drag into next offseason.

The Dallas Cowboys made it clear they loved Dak Prescott and were determined to sign him to an extension this offseason. Vice president Stephen Jones went as far as to say the club is “all in on Dak” and owner Jerry Jones compared him to his son. The intention was evident.

However, talks haven’t gone well since the team hit Prescott with the franchise tag in March. While it ensured the 26-year-old would remain in Dallas next season for $31.4 million, it is also one of the last times both sides had substantive talks regarding a contract extension.

Now with the franchise-tag deadline on July 15, Prescott and the Cowboys are headed for a stalemate. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, multiple sources around the league expect nothing will happen between the two sides and the club now expects Prescott to play on the tag.

Prescott signed the franchise tag in June, waiting until the offseason training period was over to make it official. After months of making no progress, with the length of the contract representing the biggest hurdle, the Pro Bowl quarterback is prepared to play on a one-year deal.

Once the deadline passes, the Cowboys won’t be able to sign Prescott to an extension until next offseason. Given placing the franchise tag on Prescott would cost the team $38 million when the NFL is facing a massive revenue hit, Prescott will have more leverage than ever.

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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