After locking up running back Ezekiel Elliott to a long-term deal earlier this week, it appears that the Dallas Cowboys’ next target is quarterback Dak Prescott.
According to various reports, the team and owner Jerry Jones want to give a deal to their standout quarterback in order to keep him with the franchise in the future. Prescott is currently in the final year of his four-year, $2.7 million rookie deal with the AFC East team.
The Mississippi State alum has been the team’s starting quarterback ever since being drafted in the 4th round in the 2016 NFL Draft. He’s made two Pro Bowls, in his rookie season and last season, proving his worth to the team as a dynamic playmaker at the team’s most important position.
Prescott threw for 3,885 yards, 22 touchdowns, and only 8 touchdowns for the 2018 NFC East champions last season. It was a strong rebound season after the 26-year-old took a step back in his sophomore season.
So, instead of letting their franchise QB ago to the free-agent market after his deal ends at the end of the season, Dallas is reportedly committed to trying to lock him up for the long haul.
Time will tell if Jerry Jones and company will be successful in doing so.