FRISCO, Texas – Dak Prescott has announced his intentions, not that they are surprising.
"I mean, I want to be a cowboy forever," Prescott said Wednesday night. Pepper Ballpark, where the quarterback and his teammates raised money for the Salvation Army through the Reliant Home Run Derby. "I think the people doing the deal think so too, it's no hurry for me, I know it will work."
Prescott will earn $ 2.02 million in the final year of his four-year rookie contract, which he signed after the Dallas Cowboys designed him in the fourth round of 2016.
Last week, Stephen Jones, executive vice president of Cowboys, said talks with Prescott agents and broad receiver Amari Cooper were "off and running" Jones also did not rule out that Ezekiel Elliott was being pushed back.
Owner and CEO Jerry Jones said Prescott is a priority for the future and he knows it will be a high price.
Russell Wilson recently signed a four-year extension worth $ 140 million with the Seattle Seahawks. Prescott is likely to enter into a deal that could amount to around $ 30 million a year.
Last month, DeMarcus Lawrence signed a five-year contract for $ 105 million and guaranteed money ($ 65 million). Prescott numbers surpass this mark.
"It's all money of generations, life-changing money, so it's just a blessing to be in that position," said Prescott. "But as far as the numbers are concerned, my focus is on the locker room, and that will take care of itself."
Since 2016, only Tom Brady has won more games in the NFL than Prescott. Prescott was named NFL Rookie of the Year in 2016 after succeeding for an injured Tony Romo and completing 23 touchdown passes with just four breaks to lead the Cowboys to an NFC Best 13-3 record.
Prescott has started every game In his career, he compiled a 32-16 record with two NFC East titles and two playoff appearances. He continued his rookie campaign with 22 touchdown passes. He has had 13 interceptions in 2017 and only eight in 2018. He is the only quarterback in NFL history to have scored at least five points in each of his first three seasons in at least 20 touchdown passes.
The Cowboys took the fifth option on Elliott's 2020 contract for $ 9.09 million, and they would like to sign it for the long term as well.
Elliott has won two glittering titles in his first three seasons. Last season, he recorded a career high of 77 receptions for 567 yards and ran for 1,434 yards.
"I'm not worried," Elliott said Wednesday on the contract talks.
How does he block the talks? and thinking about what his future might look like?
"Get out and play football," said Elliott. "Do you know, do what I did."