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    Cowboys, Dak Prescott unlikely to secure extension by deadline

    By Amber Lee
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    The Dallas Cowboys and star quarterback Dak Prescott have been engaged in contract discussions for over a year. They watched the Kansas City Chiefs negotiate and sign Patrick Mahomes to a record-breaking extension in months. In contrast, things aren’t looking promising for the Cowboys.

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    When the Dallas Cowboys placed the $31.4 million franchise tag on Dak Prescott this offseason, it set July 15 as the deadline to agree on a contract extension. Now, with the deadline just a week away, it looks increasingly unlikely that a deal will be reached.

    According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, both sides haven’t had substantive talks about a contract extension since March.

     

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    Among the issues that haven’t been resolved, with both sides sticking to their guns, are the length of the contract and the salary. Prescott is pushing for a four-year extension, a deal that would allow him to hit free agency before his age-30 season. Meanwhile, the Cowboys are determined to sign him to a five-year deal.

    The last offer from Dallas, per ESPN, fell short of matching Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s $35 million salary. Instead, the Cowboys were only willing to better Jared Goff’s contract, which gave him $110 million guaranteed.

    Both sides still have a week to resolve their differences and hammer out a contract extension, but it now looks increasingly likely that Dak Prescott will play this season on the franchise tag.

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