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Dak Prescott Happy To Shelve Contract Until After The Season

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott says he’s not trying to be the highest-paid player in his position.

In fact, he’s not necessarily trying to remain with the Dallas Cowboys after the outlook on his extension turned lukewarm.

Dak Prescott enjoyed the best year of his career in 2023 when he led the league in touchdown passes (36). He also set career-highs in QB rating (105.9), completion percentage (69.5) and completions (410).


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With one year left on his contract, Dak Prescott was ‘definitely confident’ of extending back in March. Since then, however, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said he doesn’t fear a Prescott departure. 

Rather ominously mirroring Jones’ language, Prescott insists he isn’t worried about that either.

“I’m not going to say I fear being here or not. I don’t fear either situation, to be candid with you,” Prescott said.

“I love this game and love to play and love to better myself as a player and my teammates around me. Right now it’s with the Dallas Cowboys, it’s where I want to be, and that’s where I am, and that’s the focus. And after the season we’ll see where we’re at and if the future holds that. And if not, we’ll go from there.

“Yeah, no, I’m not trying to be the highest paid, necessarily,” he said. “So I’ll wait till negotiations begin, and obviously want to put this team in the best situation.”


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“Honestly, I’m focused on the moment, on the now,” Prescott said. “If the talks begin and real talks get to happen, sure, we can talk about getting that done, but in this case right now I’m worried about getting better, being better than I am at this moment. So leaving that up to my agent and Jerry at this point.”

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