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Dak Prescott has not asked for $40 million a year

Dak Prescott has not asked for $40 million a year

The Cowboys have said they have made what they consider to be "solid" offers to Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper, which would rank them "at least in the top five" at their respective positions.

Bryant is no stranger to contract negotiations with Dallas and going head-to-head with the team's front office.

Prescott is seeking a deal closer to $40 million per season, which would reset the market for quarterbacks.

There are conflicting reports on exactly how much Prescott is seeking, but NFL Network noted the number could be around $34 million to $35 million.

ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio, however, reported that this was false by any standard.

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Whatever the number is, Prescott is expected to become the highest-paid player in team history but not the highest-paid player in National Football League history.

One probably can't blame the 26-year-old for wanting more money due to the contracts Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson (four-year, $140 million) and Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz (four-year, $128 million) received in the offseason. But we know this: paying Prescott $40 million annually, like appeasing the wholly unreliable Elliott at all, ain't it. All Pro CB Byron Jones and inspirational LB Jaylon Smith are also eligible for new deals, and the cap hits for DeMarcus Lawrence's new $100 million extension rise to $22 million each of the next two years before jumping $2 million in each of the final two years.

That'll happen. The results are too good for them and too good for the Cowboys.

Prescott is 32-16 as a starter in the regular season, with 10,876 passing yards, 67 touchdowns, 25 interceptions and a 96.0 passer rating, so he is vastly underpaid as it stands now.