Over the last few years, there have been questions surrounding the future of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. With the March 9th deadline approaching for the team to place the franchise tag on their signal caller, many speculated whether Prescott would play under the tag for the second consecutive season.
On Monday, the Cowboys and Prescott reportedly agreed to a four-year, $160 million extension that will keep him in Dallas for the foreseeable future. The first three years of the extension will reportedly be worth $42 million per season. With signing bonuses include, he will make $75 million in the first year of his extension.
As procedure, the team will move forward by technically tagging Prescott. As a result, they will be unable to franchise tag him again in the future. Last season, he played under the franchise tag worth $31.4 million.
The 27-year old is coming off a season in which he was forced to undergo season-ending surgery for a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle. Under Prescott, the team sits with a 42-27 overall record. He has totaled 17,634 yards with 106 touchdowns and 40 interceptions in his career.