Dak Prescott is not fearful about being the best paid NFL participant, and even the highest-paid quarterback.
The Cowboys star mentioned the way in which mega contracts and the wage cap for the NFL are trending, ultimately each good participant will be capable to signal a profitable deal.
“For somebody to say you can only take so much because of the salary cap or you can only do this or that, I don’t know how fair that is to say,” Prescott mentioned, through USA At the moment. “As a result of with playing, with all the things going into this league, all the things goes to proceed to maintain going up. It is essential for all these guys to get each little bit of their price.
“I need to see (working again) Zeke (Elliott) the best paid. I need to see (receiver) Amari (Cooper) the best paid. I need to see myself up there. And I do not suppose any of that’s too far-fetched. As a result of on the finish of the day, when it is all mentioned and executed, a yr or two later, you are not going to be the best paid. That is simply the way in which the sport goes.”
The Cowboys and Prescott have been engaged on getting a deal signed, however Prescott mentioned the larger contract is not going to make him a distinct or extra profitable participant.
“Success is such a big umbrella in my eyes,” Prescott mentioned. “I do not even take into consideration judging myself or taking the professionals and cons, pluses and minuses of what I did to achieve that till I hold up the cleats. So for me it is about simply being the very best I can and ensuring I’m getting higher each yr in all these points of life.
“It is a lot larger than to say I’ve reached success or I’ve earned my cash or earned what individuals put the greenback quantity as price. It is larger than that.”
Together with Prescott, Cooper and Elliott are due for extensions. Prescott is shipped to earn simply over $2 million in base wage this season, which is the ultimate yr of his rookie contract. Elliott had the fifth yr of his rookie deal picked up and Cooper is scheduled to make $13.9 million this season on the fifth-year possibility of his rookie contract the Raiders had already picked up.
Prescott mentioned the conversations are shifting alongside relating to negotiations.
“I mean, steps have to be made,” Prescott mentioned Monday. “They’re simple steps. For the most part, obviously you want to get closure and obviously you want to get it done, but the Cowboys probably feel the same way that I do: Nobody wants to take anything that’s not fair to the other.”