• Prescott settles for franchise tag for now
  • Prescott was offered more than what Wentz is making with Eagles
  • Coronavirus could complicate Prescott next contract

Dak Prescott has yet to sign a long-term deal with the Dallas Cowboys, but it appears both sides are in no rush. The 26-year-old was given the franchise tag for the coming 2020 NFL season and a long-term deal could eventually follow in the coming months.

Prescott and the Cowboys are trying to iron out one last detail in contract negotiations. Dallas wants a five-year pact while Prescott's camp is only open to a four-year deal. Length of tenure seems to be the only problem that stands, the Dallas News reported. But if the money offered by the Cowboys in that four-year deal is to be considered, it is already above the one Carson Wentz has with the Philadelphia Eagles.

For those who may be clueless on the Wentz' deal, it was a four-year $128 million agreement where $107 million is guaranteed. Aside from that, there is an average annual value of $32 million and a $16.7 million signing bonus. So while the numbers on the Prescott offer were not revealed, one can just imagine the amount of money he could earn beyond what Wentz is getting.

For now, Prescott can settle for the $28.7 million under the franchise tag. That would still place him among the top 10 highest paid quarterbacks for the 2020-21 NFL season. But beyond that, the actual long-term deal most are expecting could depend on how he performs for the coming season.

In a previous post, it was mentioned how the Cowboys are likely focusing on Prescott after sealing the deal with Amari Cooper. The wide receiver reportedly agreed to a five-year deal worth $100 million. Despite the wait, the 25-year-old was not worried about getting a deal done. He had no plans to leave Dallas and the same is likely true for Prescott.

For now, it is all about calming the storm on the part of Prescott. With the coronavirus forcing most to stay indoors, the NFL remains confident that the 2020 season will push through. But the possibility of seeing some changes in the season or even a cancellation are now factors. If that occurs, Prescott could yet be another popular athlete whose contract could become more complicated.

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Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys could end up losing one of his dogs, Icon, if he is classified as a dangerous dog. Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys walks off the field after the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on January 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The Rams defeated the Cowboys 30-22. Getty Images/Sean M. Haffey