NFL Network analysts Tom Pelissero, Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo recently talked about whether the Cowboys should give Dak Prescott an extension after next season. Here are some of the highlights.
Tom Pelissero: "Dak Prescott was a fourth-round draft pick. That means there is no fifth-year option in his contract. That's normally a touchstone for these deals to get done because it's a big number sitting there at the end of the contract, both sides are motivated to figure out whether or not they're going to be able to get something done long term.
With Dak Prescott, the Cowboys have time to figure this out. He's due $1.35 million total over the next two years. He's eligible to have that extension to negotiate after this season. One comparable would potentially be Russell Wilson, who agreed to a deal going into his fourth season on the eve of training camp. At the time, averaged $21.9 million. That was good enough for second under Aaron Rodgers, but the guaranteed signing, relatively small, $31.7 million.