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It has been widely reported that Dak wants 5 years. Coming off a serious injury that seems less probable to me.
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bluemist wrote:It has been widely reported that Dak wants 5 years. Coming off a serious injury that seems less probable to me.



Meh, it's not like he had the Alex Smith injury or McGahee'd himself. HWBF.
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bluemist wrote:It has been widely reported that Dak wants 5 years. Coming off a serious injury that seems less probable to me.

That contradicts the article I quoted, saying Dak wants 4 because he wants a new final 5 year contract when the salary cap skyrockets in 4 years.


Which is the smart choice.

He'll still be in his prime at age 32 vs on the downhill of his prime when most QBs only play until 38.

It's the approach Russell Wilson took, he has played on 4 year contracts. Yeah, there's always the risk of injuries, that's why you take out an insurance policy or get injury guarantees, but in the long run it's likely better.


Also with a shorter contract it's a lot easier to keep the team from playing funny business backloading it into money you'll never see.

Tony Romo only got paid out 60% of the money in his final contract.
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It's now official.... Schefter just tweeted it too. :lol:
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Good for DaK.

Hope the Cowboys get better this year.
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Think Jerry paid too much for him. Will he make it through the year without protection?
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jnadke wrote:I assume Dak probably wants 4 years, $150M and the Cowboys want 5 years $150M.


Watson kinda set the price ceiling for Dak unfortunately.

Mostly right, but looks like he talked them into Deshaun Watson money.
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endzoneview wrote:for arguments sake--

Let's say the Cowboys decided to sign Dak to an extension after his 3rd season, 2018. They were 10-6, made the playoffs two out of his three years, never had a losing record. His stats were solid, not spectacular. The Cowboys sign Dak to a Derek Carr-esque 5 year, $125M extension.

If that happened, they would be going into 2021 which would be Dak's last contract year with guaranteed money (using Carr's contract as a guideline) which would coincide with him coming off major surgery. They would then be able to gauge his success in 2021 and determine whether to sign him to another extension in 2022 or just pay him the team friendly $20M for the backend years of the deal.

Instead, they are facing a $38M franchise tag this year or a $200M long term contract for a 28 year old QB that may never be the same again.


Should have paid the man two off seasons ago
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First, Prescott will receive a $66 million signing bonus. That’s the biggest signing bonus ever received by any player in league history.

Second, he’ll have a $9 million base salary in 2021, fully guaranteed. With the signing bonus paid out entirely in 2021, he’ll receive $75 million by the end of the 2021 regular season. That’s also a record one-year payout.

Third, Prescott’s 2022 salary is $20 million, fully guaranteed. That equates to $95 million fully guaranteed at signing, also a record.

Fourth, he’ll receive in 2023 a base salary of $31 million. It’s guaranteed for injury for now, and it becomes fully guaranteed on the fifth day of the 2022 league year. Thus, to avoid owing him $126 million fully guaranteed, the Cowboys will have to cut Prescott after one year, at $95 million.


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