Dak Prescott’s potential extension is expected to exceed Carson Wentz’s contract

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 1: Carson Wentz, Dak Prescott
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 1: Carson Wentz, Dak Prescott /

Carson Wentz recently signed a hefty new extension with the Philadelphia Eagles. But the Dallas Cowboys are expected to break the bank even more on their quarterback, Dak Prescott.

This offseason was expected to be a critical one for both, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys — mainly because both of their respective franchise quarterbacks are headed into the final season of their rookie contracts. Back in 2016, the Eagles and the Cowboys were both able to find the quarterbacks of their future. The Eagles drafted Carson Wentz with the second-overall pick, while the Cowboys obtained Prescott with a pick in the fourth round.

While there are ongoing debates between fans and analysts about who’s better between the two NFC East passers, there’s only one thing we know for sure — both teams believe in their guy. The Eagles made that official when they signed Wentz to a four-year extension last week. With that new deal, Wentz ended up with the most guaranteed money in the NFL.

Although Wentz broke a record, which Seahawks’ quarterback Russel Wilson held before, it seems as though Cowboys’ quarterback Dak Prescott is looking to top his division enemy. And believe it or not, that could be good news for the Eagles. How so? Well, for starters, Wentz’s contract can go from looking hefty to looking like a bargain as new deals surface for young quarterbacks.

Out of the 2016 class, Wentz was the first quarterback to sign his new deal. Now, his fellow draftmates such as Prescott and Jared Goff could be looking to top Wentz. According to The Star Telegram’s Clarence Hill, Prescott knows where he wants his salary range to be, and it has been confirmed that he is truly looking to make more than Wentz.

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How else could this benefit the Eagles? Because in Dallas’ eyes, the Eagles should be worried about Prescott being around for the long haul. Considering Prescott’s winning record against Philly, and recently sweeping them last season, the Cowboys believe that Prescott has the Eagles’ number. However, those in Philly don’t exactly see it that way.

Instead, Prescott is a decent game-managing quarterback who can get the job done as long as everything around him is going right in the eyes of Philadelphia. We’ve seen Prescott without Ezekiel Elliott, and the results are not particularly pretty.

And Prescott wasn’t exactly doing great with Zeke, but no Amari Cooper. While the 2019 Cowboys could be the Eagles’ toughest divisional opponent, their cap situation with Prescott’s potentially record-breaking deal could prevent them from obtaining bigger stars in the future. Or even worse, it could prevent Dallas from retaining some of their own stars, which is good news for Philly.