3. Prescott could be unhappy over no long-term deal
Dating back to last season, one of the most popular topics of discussion in Dallas was whether Prescott was worthy of a long-term deal, especially after seeing all the money the Cowboys were willing to reward Ezekiel Elliott following the running back’s holdout.
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To say quarterbacks in the NFL receive ridiculous money would be a huge understatement, as asking prices for players tend to increase each year, and there was a case to be made over the Cowboys paying Prescott sooner rather than later.
Otherwise, Dallas would be putting themselves in position to have to pay Prescott more down the road, which could very well still turn out to be the case.
Whether it seems fair or not, Prescott has made it clear that he deserves to be one of the league’s highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL, and while the case can also be made that he should just be thrilled over the hefty pay raise for 2020, negotiations will most likely still be taking place.
Just because the Cowboys made the decision to use the exclusive franchise tag now on Prescott doesn’t mean the talks over a potential long-term deal in the future are going to disappear.
If anything, the decision by Dallas to use the tag over a long-term deal for Prescott could potentially add a little more drama to the situation.