Dak Prescott, Cowboys have traded contract proposals

Charean Williams
ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports

Dak Prescott‘s representatives have given the Cowboys a counter offer, the Cowboys quarterback confirmed Wednesday. He did not know how close the sides are to a long-term deal.

“I mean, I can’t really say on that. It’s one from each side,” Prescott said. “So yeah. . . .This is my first time doing this. Ask me in a few years, and I’ll be able to tell you, ‘OK, we’ve sent this; they’ve sent this one. We’re about to get done.’ As of right now, I’m learning the process, too, and letting my team handle their business.”

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Prescott, 25, is in the final year of his rookie deal, scheduled to make $2.025 million in base salary this season. He is due a big raise after going 32-16 as a starter in the regular season, with 10,876 passing yards, 67 touchdowns, 25 interceptions and a 96.0 passer rating.

His worth has become much the topic on social media in Dallas-Fort Worth, with Cowboys fans debating how much the team should pay Prescott. Nine quarterbacks have a yearly average of $25 million or more, a group Prescott is sure to join.

Prescott said it’s a big year regardless of his contract situation.

“Yeah, I mean, I think when you look at numbers, I think a lot of it is about the market, so I don’t really pay attention to any of that,” Prescott said. “I come in and I just prove myself each and every day to these other guys in this locker room. That’s the only thing that I have to worry about. I know from doing that and getting better, good things happen. So that’s out of my focus. As I’ve said before, I’ve got a great team in place to handle that. It will get done eventually.”

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