Dak Prescott Gives Firm Response To Cowboys Extension Questions

By Jason Hall

May 23, 2024

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott gave a firm answer when asked about ongoing contract extension talks.

"I don't play for money. Never have never cared for it, to be honest with you, yeah," Prescott told reporters during the Cowboys' OTAs on Wednesday (May 22) via ESPN. "Would give it up just to play this game. So, I allow that to the business people to say what it's worth, what they're supposed to give a quarterback of my play, a person of my play, a leader of my play. For me, it's about, as I said, control what I can control and handle that part and the rest will take care of itself."

Prescott, 30, is in the final year of a four-year, $160 million deal initially signed in 2021, which was reworked this offseason to create an additional $4 million in salary cap space. The quarterback and the Cowboys were reported to "have a mutual understanding of his contract situation" and a long-term offer hasn't been made, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported in March.

The Cowboys had previously restructured the contracts of Prescott and All-Pro offensive lineman Zack Martin last March with Martin later agreeing to a reworked deal that ended his holdout in August. Prescott led all NFL quarterbacks with a career-best 36 touchdown passes and 410 completions, while also throwing for 4,516 yards -- third among all quarterbacks -- in 2023.

The former Mississippi State standout finished second in the 2023 Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award voting with 152 points.

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