A little compromise will go a long way towards Dak Prescott being a member of the Dallas Cowboys for life.
Dak Prescott wants a four-year deal, while the Dallas Cowboys would prefer it to be a five-year one. One Cowboys insider suggests a perfect compromise that could satisfy both parties by way of a six-year deal.
ESPN’s Todd Archer believes that a six-year deal could be enticing for Prescott and the Cowboys. Of course, there is a caveat in the deal with Prescott being able to void it after four years. It would allow Prescott the opportunity to re-enter the market sooner, while providing early year-over-year relief for the Cowboys’ overall financial flexibility. So if it is this easy, then why don’t they do it?
This would leave the Cowboys on the hook for money on the back-end of the deal
The biggest problem with Archer’s supposed six-year deal is the Cowboys would be on the hook for well over eight figures in 2025, the first year after the contract could theoretically be voided. An example of this is the absurd amount of dead money the Los Angeles Rams are eating after trading Jared Goff to the Detroit Lions. Do the Cowboys want over $17 million in dead money?
Ultimately, this is an outside-of-the-box way of thinking, but that might be what it takes to make Prescott’s camp and the Cowboys happy. Four years through a six-year deal would mean Prescott will have played nine years for the Cowboys. That is plenty of time to know if he has what it takes to get this team to a Super Bowl, or even an NFC Championship game berth, for that matter.
No perfect deal exists for Prescott and the Cowboys, but a six-year contract is an intriguing one.