If it seems like Dak Prescott is looking for Carson Wentz money, well, there’s a reason for that.
The Cowboys quarterback reportedly rejected a contract extension worth $30 million per year, and is rumored to be looking for something in the $40 million range. That would put him ahead of Wentz, who inked a four-year, $128 million deal that keeps him with the Eagles through 2024.
In keeping Wentz in the fold, Philadelphia brass preferred to set its own market instead of letting the Cowboys do it for them with the Prescott extension looming.
“That played a part in getting Carson’s deal done early,” a source told Yahoo Sports. “It was a priority (for the franchise) anyway, but not knowing if Dallas would just completely cave in with Dak and do something stupid definitely entered into the conversation.”
The Cowboys are already in dangerous territory with franchise running back Ezekiel Elliott holding out over his contract situation and rising star receiver Amari Cooper coming up on new deal as well.
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson reset the market for signal-callers — and all NFL players — with a four-year, $140 million extension and Prescott is certainly due a raise from his $2 million base salary. Thankfully, the Eagles don’t have to deal with the same problem — until 2025, anyway.