Report: Cowboys and Prescott 'Never Discussed' 5-Year Deal

Matt Galatzan
May 21, 2020 - 1:47 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan)  - Per a report from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott never engage in the recently reported contract discussions, in which Prescott was said to be seeking a 5-year $175 million deal.

That deal, which was originally reported by NFL analyst Chris Simms to 105.3 the Fan on Tuesday, was said to have Prescott seeking $35 million for the first four years of the extension, and a $45 million fifth year, which would have made Prescott the highest-paid quarterback in NFL history. 

"From what I know of the situation, and I know from some people who are in the know that he's been offered five years, $175 million,'' Simms told 105.3 The Fan's "K & C Masterpiece'' on Tuesday. "He wants a four-year deal. If they do agree to a five-year deal they would like a really big number at the end of that fifth year to cover their butts for what the market might be at the position five years from now. And I've heard he's asking for somewhere like north of $45 million in that fifth year.''

According to both the Cowboys and Prescott's agent Todd France, however, those discussions never took place, and Prescott is still seeking the shorter four-year deal, while the Cowboys remain insistent on the five-year agreement. 

Prescott finished second in the NFL in 2019 with 4,902 yards passing, with 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, and was 11th in the league in QBR with a 99.7 rating. Dallas finished 2019 with an 8-8 record, missing the playoffs for the seventh time in the last 10 seasons. 

The deadline for the Prescott and the Cowboys to finalize an agreement on an extension is July 15th, with both sides holding firm in their stance on a new deal. 

You can listen to the full interview with Simms below.