The Dallas Cowboys are poised to give Dak Prescott a lucrative contract extension after watching him lead the team back to the postseason in 2018, and legendary wide receiver Michael Irvin is very much in favor of this happening.
At one point, it seemed like the Dallas Cowboys were unsure about Dak Prescott, as a string of poor performances soured the fanbase on a player who was once a rookie revelation. However, Prescott bounced back from a subpar 2017 campaign to finish 2018 with 3,885 passing yards, a 67.7 completion percentage, 7.4 yards per attempt, and just eight interceptions as the Cowboys won the NFC East with a 10-6 record.
Dallas appears ready to reward Prescott for his efforts by handing him a hefty contract extension. Owner Jerry Jones is “sold” on the Mississippi State product as a franchise signal-caller, and Prescott could even make more than $30 million a year in a new contract.
That’s a huge sum of money, but it’s the going rate for franchise quarterbacks. Cowboys legendary wide receiver Michael Irvin, speaking on 103.5 FM The Fan, is among those who believe the Cowboys must pay Prescott handsomely as soon as possible.
Irvin noted that Prescott’s agents won’t let the Cowboys passer make less money than Carson Wentz, who recently signed an extension worth $32 million per year with $66 million in guarantees over four years. Though Wentz is arguably better than Prescott, both players have been compared frequently by their respective fan bases and Prescott also has less injury history.
Prescott’s contributions to the Cowboys in 2016 and 2018 have been immense, and he carried Dallas past the Seattle Seahawks in their lone postseason victory. The Cowboys offense looked like a different animal with Amari Cooper as Prescott’s top option, and Prescott helped Cooper flourished in ways that Derek Carr never did for the Oakland Raiders. When he has enough talent around him, Prescott produces, and the Cowboys will have to pay him what he’s worth as a franchise quarterback.
To this point, it seems like the Cowboys are perfectly willing to do that, and Prescott isn’t rushing things. Since legends like Irvin are in support of Prescott getting the money he’s worth, this deal should happen sooner rather than later.