Dallas Cowboys Hope to Extend Quarterback Dak Prescott This Offseason

If the Dallas Cowboys have their way, quarterback Dak Prescott won't be going anywhere. Executive vice president Stephen Jones told reporters on Wednesday that the team is open to extending the two-time Pro Bowler this offseason.

Prescott's numbers took a step back in an injury-shortened 2022: after averaging 278.1 passing yards per game and a 104.2 passer rating in 2021, he saw those marks fall to 238.3 and 91.1 this past season. Despite missing five games, he also threw a league-leading 15 interceptions. Still, the Cowboys remained a deadly offense with him on the field, averaging 30 points per game across his 12 starts.

Excluding void years, Prescott has two years remaining on his current contract with significant cap numbers of $49.13 million and $52.13 million. The Cowboys clearly desire to drastically reduce those numbers, hence the extension discussion. Prescott should expect a mild pay bump, likely joining the $45+ million per year club presently occupied by Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, Kyler Murray, Russell Wilson, and Aaron Rodgers. 

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