It is finally official. The Dallas Cowboys and quarterback Dak Prescott have reached a deal that will keep him with the team for the foreseeable future. This deal has been a long, long time in the making, as the two parties had gone back and forth about a deal for the better part of three separate offseasons. Prescott had said he wanted to stay with the team that entire time, and the team also stated that they wanted him to be their ‘franchise’ man, but it simply took a heaping amount of time to get it done.
Now, according to sources, they have reached terms on a four-year deal said to be worth $160 million overall. Within that amount is said to be a $66 million signing bonus, the largest in the history of the NFL. Despite the large outlay, the Cowboys are saving $15 million on the upcoming season’s cap hit due to the fact that they will not have to use the franchise tag on the QB. There had been talks of the team pursuing a move for Seattle QB Russell Wilson, but those appear to be completely silenced at this point in time. The 27-year old will be hoping to bounce back after an injury-hit season last year, and the Cowboys will hope he is the player to help finally lead them back to the Super Bowl.