Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are in a bind with both sides trying to figure out a win-win solution. The Cowboys offered the 26-year-old quarterback a $30 million a year deal but initial reports claim that the two-time Pro Bowler was seeking a $40 million a year pact instead. According to latest reports, however, that alleged Prescott demand is not true.

Sources tell ProFootballTalk that earlier reports of Prescott wanting the $40 million deal is false based on either new money or total value at signing. Last June, it was the agent of the 135th pick of the 2016 NFL Draft who broached the idea of his client receiving $34 million. And while negotiations continue, it could very well end up somewhere along that amount.

At any rate, it appears that Prescott will not end up as the highest-paid player in the NFL but for the Dallas Cowboys. That is unless he gets anything under $21 million. As of this writing, DeMarcus Lawrence is the franchise highest-paid player after signing a five-year $105 million deal back in April, the Associated Press reported. Pundits believe Prescott is likely to get something not lower than $28 million at the least.  

There are plenty of numbers to go around right now with other players getting record NFL deals. That includes Russell Wilson who became the highest-paid player in NFL history after signing a four-year extension with the Seattle Seahawks worth $140 million in five years, translating to $35 million annually. This could be what the Prescott camp is batting for.

Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers, and Carson Wentz rank below Wilson in average annual salary. Matt Ryan‘s average of $30 million per season ranks him fifth.

Looking ahead, more talks are expected between the Cowboys and Prescott. Dallas finds itself scampering to get deals done with its three stars. Also on the table are the contract cases of Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper.

In a previous post, it was mentioned how team owner Jerry Jones is working on deals for the three NFL stars and said that the offers are in line with the top-five contracts of their respective positions. Dallas needs to find a way to settle these contract issues so that they can focus on the coming NFL season as soon as possible.