Cowboys look to reward Dak Prescott’s stellar performance with contract extension

The Dallas Cowboys, led by Dak Prescott, were trying to bounce back from the 27-year NFC Championship and Super Bowl drought. Till Week 6, the Cowboys were sitting with a 3-3 mark and the Lombardi trophy hope was hanging in the air. However, the D-Boys smashed the Los Angeles Chargers yesterday to proceed to a 4-2 mark.

Prescott has been bashed by the fans regularly for the Cowboys’ struggle, and even former NFL safety Donte Whitner has recently questioned his eligibility to be a franchise quarterback. Nevertheless, the veteran has consistently had the team’s support, and following the recent win, his contract extension has once again come into the discussion.

Cowboys gear up for Dak Prescott contract extension talks post-season

Prescott’s timeline in Dallas, his $60 million cap hit along with the no-trade, and no-tag clause in his contract, have been a reason for headache for the franchise. The team’s CEO Stephen Jones said they are expecting to sign a new contract extension with their starting QB and weigh the situation.

“He’s under contract now, but we’d like to do this after the season. Once the season is over, we will focus on that. Dak will be our quarterback,” he said via Sports Illustrated.

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In September this year, the Cowboys’ general manager Jerry Jones said the organization expects Dak to be with them for a long time. The signal-caller signed a four-year, $160 million extension deal along with $126 million guaranteed in 2021, which is set to keep him in Dallas for at least the 2024 season.

Prescott’s bounce-back performance leads Cowboys to victory

With the recent 20-17 win against the Chargers, the Cowboys are sitting at the second spot in the NFC East, and have the potential to secure a Super Bowl run. Prescott might not have showcased his best performance yesterday, but he undoubtedly overshadowed Chargers QB Justin Herbert on the field.

The two-time Pro Bowler went 21-of-30 for 272 yards while recording one touchdown along with a 109.3 passer rating. He also didn’t take any risk for the Dallas offense as there was no single irresponsible throw from his 30 dropbacks.

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The signal-caller took charge of almost 85% of the team’s total O-line in the week 7 victory. Besides him, defensive stars Micah Parsons and Stephon Gilmore came up with incredible athleticism to clinch the victory.

What’s your take on the Cowboys three-point win against the Chargers? Tell us in the comments.


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