Cowboys’ Dak Prescott ‘definitely confident’ about signing new deal with Dallas: ‘It’ll happen’

DALLAS, Texas —  A Dallas Cowboys quarterback reunion took place Monday with current starter Dak Prescott and Hall of Famer Troy Aikman coming together as honorary chairmen for the The Children’s Cancer Fund “A Knight to Remember” Gala. The duo helped reveal models, who were patients from the age of five to 17, for the non-profit’s 34th annual flagship fundraising event focused on advancing research and treatment programs in pediatric oncology.

The two naturally also talked about the current state of affairs surrounding the Cowboys, and of course, the topic of Prescott’s contract came up because the team’s front office can’t really do much budgeting for their 2024 “all-in” season without addressing their quarterback’s contract. The 2023 MVP runner-up enters the final year of his four-season, $160 million contract with a $59.5 million cap in addition a no-trade and no-tag clause. 

Prescott possesses all of the negotiating leverage after leading the NFL with 36 passing touchdowns last season, becoming the first Cowboys quarterback to lead the league in that metric outright, and he certainly sounded like someone in firm control of his current contract negotiations.

“I’m definitely confident,” Prescott said. ” Obviously, it helps the team. It’s important for the [salary cap] numbers. I’ve heard Jerry say that. That is a process. Both sides understand that. Everything is great. It’ll happen.”

Aikman agreed with Prescott, saying the current Cowboys quarterback’s future shouldn’t be in doubt, citing both his play and the particulars of his current deal. 

“I don’t, I don’t think it is,” Aikman said when asked if Prescott’s long-term future with Dallas is in question. “I think he’ll, I don’t know, I’ve been listening to you guys on television and on radio. They have to do his deal don’t they? They have to free up some money, so he’ll be here for a little while longer, and he should be….


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