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Dak Prescott is ‘focused’ on remaining with the Cowboys ‘right now’

As the Dallas Cowboys move through the offseason, there remain lingering questions concerning Pro Bowl quarterback Dak Prescott’s long-term future.

Prescott is entering the final year of his four-year, $160 million contract, and there has yet to be any significant progress toward a new contract. Despite that, the 30-year-old said he’s not worried about the situation.

“I’m focused on here, right now where I am,” Prescott said Friday as he prepared to take part in the Children’s Cancer Fund’s “A Knight to Remember” gala, where he serves as a co-chair with Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman via ESPN. “That’s how I’ve always been. Anytime y’all have asked me, it’s always been about right now, getting better tomorrow. And I’ve been in this situation before, so it’s OK. I’m fine in any situation at that point betting on myself or playing this year out.”

There is still plenty of time before the start of the 2024 season. The Cowboys don’t appear to be in a rush, but there will be an increased urgency to get Prescott under a new deal, especially if the organization believes he’s still the long-term answer under center.

The question will then be how much they are willing to pay to keep him. When he signed his current deal, it was temporarily the highest-paid deal for any player.

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However, that was short-lived with Cincinnati Bengals’ Joe Burrow holding the highest annual salary at $55 million. That total is followed by Los Angeles Chargers’ Justin Herbert and Baltimore Ravens’ Lamar Jackson at $52 million.

Time will tell if the Cowboys will give Prescott a contract that closes that significant salary gap compared to his peers. Until then, the situation remains uncertain.

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