The long wait is over and it seems to have been worth it.
After months of inaction on the part of the Cowboys regarding quarterback Dak Prescott, it looks like Dallas will be making a sizable investment in the sixth-year caller. According to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Prescott signed a four-year agreement worth $ 160 million on Monday.
It would include $ 126 million guaranteed and a record signing bonus of $ 66 million in the NFL; NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport added that the contract also includes no-trade and no-tag clauses.
The Cowboys award Dak Prescott a four-year, $ 160 million contract, including a record $ 126 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN.
The first three years average $ 42 million per year.
– Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2021
Full Dak Prescott contract terms: 4 years, $ 160 million, up to $ 164 million. He gets a no-trade clause and no label provision. The guarantee is $ 126 million. Massive.
– Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2021
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Understandably, the absurd amount of money associated with the franchise she’s committed to – plus the time it took to close the deal – has led to a collective explosion among NFL fans on Twitter.
Here are some of the best reactions to the news:
Yo !!!!! @dak!!! Congratulations brotha well deserved … shit I feel like I am paid !!!
– Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) March 8, 2021
So, in a very brief conversation with Dak Prescott today, he told me he’s not going anywhere and planning to be a “Cowboy for Life!” … I just didn’t think the rest of his life was going to start today!
– Nick Eatman (@nickeatman) March 9, 2021
Cowboys fans last year because they didn’t have Dak Prescott vs Cowboys fans next year when they lost in the first round pic.twitter.com/m2qb8R90X4
– NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) March 9, 2021