Dak Prescott Finally Gets Paid!


Ron Chenoy

Jul 18, 2019; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio during drills at the UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Bearese, Staff Writer

The time has finally come. Dak Prescott has gotten his money at last. He secured the deal he wanted that is worth four years, $160 million, with $126 million being guaranteed at signing, which is a league record.  This was a big win for the players in the long run with a player actually having the power in contract negotiations. Dak knew what he was worth since the beginning of his contract negotiations a few years back, and he finally secured the bag after all the inconveniences he went though with negotiations. He was forced to watch his teammates get mega deals such as Amari Cooper  getting a five year, $100 million deal and Ezekiel Elliott getting six years worth $90 million.

There were many other contracts that owner Jerry Jones over paid for but now that he has cemented Prescott as his franchise quarterback for the next four seasons, with Dak making $75 million in a year. During the beginning of last season Dak was playing at a very high level and was on pace to break the passing yards record in a season. But unfortunately, Dak broke and dislocated his ankle playing the Giants. This injury at the time thought it was going to mess up Dak’s chance of getting paid, but it actually gave him a ton of leverage as the Cowboys finished 6-10 and missed the playoffs. This proved how valuable Dak is to this team, and without him they are a below average team that can not compete for a championship.

Dak can certainly elevate the players around them to make the Cowboys contend in the playoffs with all of the star power on offense. But now its time for Dak to prove to everyone he deserved this contract and go win some football games now that he is one of the leagues top paid players. Now their is no more excuses no more of 8-8 seasons and under preforming. Nobody in the city of Dallas will tolerate less than a Super bowl appearance by the time Prescott’s contract is up. All the pressure is on him and the Cowboys now, will the Cowboys finally get back to the Super Bowl? Only time will tell.