Jared Goff deserves bigger contract than Dak Prescott

Ross Houston
August 13, 2019

The Cowboys are now trying to negotiate new deals for running back Ezekiel Elliott, who is not with the team at training camp and is holding out in this dispute.

Bryant is no stranger to contract negotiations with Dallas and going head-to-head with the team's front office.

According to Jane Slater of NFL Network, not only did Prescott turn down $30 million per year, but he's seeking $40 million per year instead.

ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio, however, reported that this was false by any standard.

Russell Wilson became the league's highest-paid player in April when he signed a four-year extension with the Seahawks worth $140 million. But we know this: paying Prescott $40 million annually, like appeasing the wholly unreliable Elliott at all, ain't it. He is now under a contract that is set to only pay him $2.025 million in base salary this season, which is WAY below league average.

That said, Prescott has been really good for the Cowboys, so both sides should be motivated to get a deal done.

Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers and Carson Wentz rank below Wilson in average annual salary.

If the Cowboys can't iron out a deal with Prescott or Elliott (not to mention another free-agent-to-be, Cooper) a cloud will hang over the team this coming regular season. Wentz, the former No. 2 overall pick, whose rookie contract was fully guaranteed at a cost of more than $26 million, has never played a full season, much less a playoff game, and watched Nick Foles quarterback the Eagles to their first Super Bowl.

Prescott is just one of the contracts the Cowboys are hoping to secure before the start of the season.

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