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Dak Prescott on contract extension: ‘It happens when it happens’

Dak Prescott gave the impression Thursday that he’s not overly concerned over the timing of a potential contract extension, saying there’s no reason to fret over things as it will get done at some point.

Among the biggest storylines of the Dallas Cowboys’ offseason has been when the team intends to lock up their franchise quarterback with a long-term deal.

Prescott — who has posted a 32-16 record in his first three seasons while leading the Cowboys to the postseason twice — is entering the final year of his rookie contract, so the belief continues to be that the team will sign the 25-year-old to an extension as he enters his fourth NFL season.

“It happens when it happens,” Prescott said from the final day of Cowboys minicamp on Thursday, via the Dallas News. “I’ve got my Cowboy hat on so I’m a Cowboy, let’s say that.”

Complicating matters for the Cowboys is how the Philadelphia Eagles recently signed Carson Wentz to a four-year, $132 million extension, a deal that sets the bar for contracts being handed out to young quarterbacks.

“I was happy for Carson, a guy who deserves it, a guy who has been great in this league, had an awesome year, potentially, without the injury he would have been the MVP,” Prescott said. “So congratulations to Carson.

“Knowing him personally, he deserves it.”

It remains to be seen if Wentz’s deal has an impact, if any, on the Cowboys potentially ramping up discussions about a new contract for Prescott. What must be encouraging for the team, though, is how Prescott seems content with the situation, or at the very least is not making any behind-the-scenes issues public.

“I’m involved,” Prescott said. “It’s about me. But they stand where they stand.”