The Dallas Cowboys are ramping up negotiations with quarterback Dak Prescott as the window to agree on an extension closes.
Dallas will push to sign Prescott to a long-term deal before the March 10 franchise tag deadline, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Don’t forget, there are a lot of QBs that the Cowboys could push for as well:
A refresher on quarterbacks scheduled to be free agents in March:
* Tom Brady
* Drew Brees
* Dak Prescott
* Ryan Tannehill
* Philip Rivers
* Jameis Winston
* Teddy Bridgewater
* Marcus Mariota
* Case Keenum
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 10, 2020
Talks have reportedly stalled in recent weeks as the two parties are unable to agree on the signal-caller’s value. The Cowboys will likely use the tag on Prescott to stop him from hitting free agency if a contract can’t be agreed upon.
However, with wide receiver Amari Cooper and cornerback Byron Jones also impending free agents, Dallas could use the tag elsewhere by extending Prescott.
The 26-year-old put together the best season of his career in 2019, throwing for 4,902 yards and 30 touchdowns. His previous season highs were 3,885 yards and 23 scores in 2018 and 2016, respectively.
Prescott has emerged as one of the league’s top young quarterbacks, and the Cowboys have made it clear their top priority is re-signing him.
4,902 passing yards and 30 passing TDs.
— NFL (@NFL) February 10, 2020
“We want to get this done,” Cowboys chief operating officer Stephen Jones said last Thursday, according to Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Things are fixing to heat up. We want to put every foot forward and try to grind this out and get a deal done.”