No last-minute deal emerged between the Cowboys and quarterback Dak Prescott on Wednesday, so he’ll play on the one-year franchise tag in 2020. After that, negotiations can begin anew.
Momentum stalled months ago, Prescott seeking a deal no longer than four years while the Cowboys yearned for at least five. On March 16, Dallas placed its exclusive franchise tag on the man they drafted in Round 4 four years ago. On June 22, Prescott signed the tender worth $31.4 million.
He’ll report to Cowboys headquarters whenever the NFL and NFLPA deem it safe to stage training camp. NFL rules prohibit negotiations with franchise-tagged players during the season.
So for the second straight year, Dak Prescott will bet on himself.
In 2019, that bet came along with a career-best statistical season even though the Cowboys finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs.