May 30, 2024

It appears that Dak Prescott will receive a substantial bonus this offseason for leading the Dallas Cowboys to the NFC East lead and putting himself at the forefront of the MVP discussion.

With $59 million remaining on his contract and entering the final year of his current deal in 2024, Prescott is in a prime position to sign a new deal that will keep him wearing a Cowboys uniform in the near future.

Jerry Jones has that exact idea in mind.

According to Jones, “I never imagined that we wouldn’t be signing a contract,” the Dallas Morning News reported. It seems like the most appropriate way for me to put it. From my perspective, the question of whether or not to proceed has never been raised here.

Jones stated to the Morning News that an extension for Prescott is unavoidable.

Nevertheless, there is a little window of time for Prescott and the Cowboys to agree on a new contract. The Cowboys would be wise to try to get a new contract signed by Prescott’s $5 million roster bonus, which is due on the fifth day of the new league year in March.

Unquestionably, though, Prescott’s contract cost increased this season due to his stellar play as well as the signings of Jalen Hurts, Lamar Jackson, Justin Herbert, and Joe Burrow, who became the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL with a $55 million contract, among others.

Prescott has passed for 3,505 yards this season with 28 touchdowns to just six interceptions after defeating the Eagles in prime time.

Jones said, “Don’t pay any attention to the discussion (of waiting too long),” during his 105.3 The Fan radio program. It has no significance. Here, my decisions, our team’s decisions, and Dak’s decisions are the only things that are factual. We are aware of our precise position within the contract, the remaining number of years, and how close we should and have been to that level of communication. It’s still unclear when it will happen.

Jerry Jones Praises Mike McCarthy

Jones doesn’t appear to be going in that direction, despite sporadic rumors that the Cowboys might try to move on from Mike McCarthy and possibly even bring in defensive coordinator Dan Quinn in his place.

Jones described McCarthy as “the busiest man in Dallas, Texas” during his weekly radio appearance on 105.3 The Fan. “You have to install them if you’re going to call them. He is not only our offensive play-caller and coach. That makes for some exhausting, protracted weeks. However, he did a fantastic job.

“Since Mike’s arrival, I can’t recall a time when we outperformed the Eagles against a top opponent.”

McCarthy has led the Cowboys to victories in five straight games and seven of their previous eight contests. Despite a few poor postseason results in recent years, McCarthy doesn’t seem to be on the hot seat any more.

Cowboys Still Require Assistance to Win the NFC East

The Cowboys still have no control over whether they win the NFC East title or the top seed in the conference, despite stifling the division rival Eagles 33-13 in prime time.

Dallas may pay a price for their tough loss to the Arizona Cardinals earlier in the season, as the Eagles still have the superior conference record.

To secure the division title, the Cowboys must first triumph over the Bills, Dolphins, Lions, and Washington. However, the Eagles would need to drop at least one more NFC game for the Cowboys to win.

Philadelphia’s remaining schedule includes two games against the New York Giants, a trip to Seattle to play the Seahawks on Sunday, and a game against the Cardinals.

Dallas will win the division and host at least one NFL Playoff game if the Cowboys win out and the Eagles lose just once.

 

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