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REPORT: Cowboys prepared to offer Dark Prescott $105M in guaranteed money

Will Dak Prescott turn down the $33 million a year that the Dallas Cowboys are reportedly prepared to offer him?

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott moves out to pass in the first quarter against the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium. Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has long awaited his big payday, and it might be just around the corner. According to Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News, Dallas has offered the signal caller a multi-year deal with $105 million guaranteed as he approaches unrestricted free agency. The contract is expected to pay him around $33 million annually.

If this projection is correct, Prescott would crack the top five for highest paid quarterbacks. Only Jared Goff, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, and Russell Wilson are set to make more than $33 million in 2020. But the rumor mill suggests that Prescott has already shot down a similar offer in the past. The 26-year-old is aiming to sign a record-breaking deal after a career year last season, but his ambition could cause Dallas to use its franchise tag on him in 2020.

Prescott notched career highs in passing yards (4,902) and passing touchdowns (30) in 2019 and is the most important player on the Cowboys’ roster. Locking him down for is an investment for the future of the franchise. But Dallas also has other free agents to consider — including Amari Cooper and Byron Jones.