As the Cowboys and Dak Prescott are working toward a deal, reports on Thursday emerged of the offer that was on the table from Dallas.
According to Chris Simms of NBC Sports, Dallas wanted to lock its quarterback up for five years worth $175 million. The analyst also reported that Prescott turned his nose up at that figure, despite the fact it would make him the highest-paid signal-caller in the NFL.
But that may not be true.
NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport did some digging Thursday. And apparently Prescott’s agent and the league insider’s source from the Cowboys both shot down the rumor.
“According to the team side and Dak Prescott’s agent, the report from @CSimmsQB is definitely not true,” Rapoport tweeted. “The two sides have never discussed such scenarios or anything like it. Dak wants a shorter deal, the Cowboys want a longer one. July 15 is the deadline.”
Dallas franchise tagged the quarterback back in March, as 2019 was the final season of his rookie contract. Therefore, the two parties have until July 15 to come to terms on an extension.