Cowboys’ Dak Prescott on His Contract Negotiations: “I Don’t Play For Money”

Dak Prescott with the Cowboys in 2017
Dak Prescott with the Cowboys in 2017. Photo by Shane Roper/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9301471cj)

A lot of NFL analysts and members of the media expected the Dallas Cowboys to sign their quarterback, Dak Prescott, to a new contract this season. However, the Cowboys are not in the rush to do so, and Prescott seems to be perfectly fine with that approach.

Prescott is currently entering the final year of his four-year, $160 million deal, which he signed back in 2021. If not signed to an extension before the season starts, he will account for a $55.5 million hit on the Cowboy’s salary cap. 

During a recent chat with reporters at the OTAs, Prescott said that he isn’t overly concerned about when he’ll receive a new deal.

“I don’t play for money. Never have never cared for it, to be honest with you, yeah,” Prescott said. “Would give it up just to play this game.

According to Prescott, he wants to focus on playing and will leave the business side to his representatives.

“So, I allow that to the business people to say what it’s worth, what they’re supposed to give a quarterback of my play, a person of my play, a leader of my play. For me, it’s about, as I said, control what I can control and handle that part and the rest will take care of itself,” he added.

Cowboys’ brass repeatedly said that they want Prescott to stay with the franchise, while the player himself also stated that he also wants to continue playing for the Cowboys. Despite this, two sides are reportedly yet to engage in meaningful discussions about an extension.

Prescott led the Cowboys to a 12-5 regular-season record in 2023. He completed a career-high 69.5% of his passes while throwing for 4,516 yards and a league-leading 36 touchdowns.