Chad Johnson encourages Dak Prescott to demand for a lucrative contract extension 

The Dallas Cowboys’ star quarterback, Dak Prescott, is in the final year of his four-year, $160 million contract signed in 2021. In a recent update, Prescott revealed that contract discussions with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had not yet taken place.

While Prescott has previously indicated his willingness to prioritize team success over securing the highest-paid quarterback status, former NFL player Chad Johnson had a different perspective. In a recent episode of Nightcap, Johnson encouraged the star quarterback to bet on himself and demand a top-tier contract.

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 “You know what I would do honestly? I wouldn’t even want no deal! I’m going to bet on myself… Is he the future or is he not?” Johnson said, per The Sport Rush.

Prescott’s current contract places him 10th among NFL quarterbacks in terms of average salary, earning $40 million annually. Following a stellar season, where he led the Cowboys to their third consecutive playoff appearance, Johnson’s bold claim for Prescott seems justified given his performance and importance to the team.

While Prescott’s contract negotiations are underway, the Cowboys also face decisions regarding extensions for key players like CeeDee Lamb and Micah Parsons. Yet, the team has made it clear that Prescott’s contract remains their top priority, while the quarterback himself has expressed openness to exploring opportunities with other teams.

Dak Prescott’s bold message alters contract situation with the Cowboys

This offseason has been marked by uncertainty for the Cowboys, particularly regarding the future of Dak Prescott. Despite widespread calls and interest in a long-term contract extension, recent comments from him and the Cowboys’ front office have only added to the ambiguity surrounding the situation.

Prescott adopted a candid tone that has left many questioning his commitment to the Cowboys while speaking at the “A Knight to Remember” Gala.

“I’m not going to say I fear being here or not. I don’t fear either situation, to be candid with you. I love this game and love to play and love to better myself as a player and my teammates around me,” he said.

Of particular concern are his words, hinting at a potential decision regarding his future once the upcoming season concludes. This has fueled speculation that he may opt to play out his current contract and test free agency in 2025, leaving the Cowboys in a precarious position.

In the meantime, Cowboys fans can only hope for clarity and resolution regarding Prescott’s contract situation. Until then, the uncertainty surrounding one of the team’s most important players will continue to hang over the organization.

Shabiha Akter

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