Anonymous Cowboys coach: Dak Prescott doesn’t want to stay with team
The protracted contract negotiations between Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys failed to yield a long-term deal, and it sounds like the inability to hammer out a contract extension has left the quarterback soured on the organization.
Once the deadline passed earlier this month before the parties could hammer out a long-term deal, Prescott said he “couldn’t be happier” to be a member of the Cowboys organization.
However, it sounds like that may not be the case, at least from the perspective of an unidentified Cowboys coach.
Cowboys reporter Bryan Broaddus said during an appearance Friday on 105.3 The Fan that said anonymous coach doesn’t think Prescott is interested in remaining with the Cowboys for the long haul.
@BryanBroaddus of @1053thefan today on GBAG w/@gavindawson said he asked a Cowboys coach if Dak Prescott still wanted to be on the team the coach said:— Kevin Gray Jr. (@KevinGraySports) July 23, 2020
“At this point, no, I don’t think so. However he will not say it or show it; the kid is a stud…”#CowboysNation pic.twitter.com/fDssMsji2f
Broaddus added that Prescott was “more hurt by the front office” over the unfruitful negotiations than how it may or may not have represented the coaching staff’s view of him.
Reports suggested that the main sticking point between Prescott and the Cowboys was contract length. The Cowboys were seeking a five-year deal while Prescott was inclined to sign only a four-year pact.
As things stand, Prescott will play out the 2020 season under the franchise tag, which will pay him $31.4 million. It would cost the Cowboys $37.68 million to place the franchise tag on Prescott again for the 2021 season.
All that being said, the speculative nature of the state of Prescott’s perception of the Cowboys ought to be taken with a grain of salt given the anonymity of the unnamed coach.
The mere fact that there is someone within the organization that believes Prescott is unhappy, however, casts a reasonable degree of uncertainty whether Prescott will be with the team following the 2020 NFL season.