Dak Prescott, Cowboys negotiating as contract holdup becomes clear

Money apparently isn’t the holdup in the Dak Prescott contract talks. It’s years. The Cowboys want to sign their quarterback for five years. He wants four.

But for the first time since the Cowboys slapped an exclusive franchise tag – which carries a $26,824,000 salary cap hit — on Prescott, the two sides are talking, ESPN is reporting.

Prescott and the Cowboys have until July 15 to agree to a deal. Otherwise, the 26-year-old signal-caller will have to play this year under the franchise tag.

In four years as the Cowboys quarterback, Prescott has thrown 97 touchdown passes and just 36 interceptions, compiling a rating of 97.0 and leading Dallas to a pair of NFC East crowns.

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