3 reasons Eagles should love Dak Prescott receiving franchise tag
By Dan Parzych
1. Pay increase adds pressure to Prescott performing well
As previously mentioned, Prescott hasn’t been shy over the fact that he wants to be paid as a top quarterback in the NFL, and now that he is going to see a hefty pay raise for 2020, the fun part comes of seeing if the quarterback can handle the pressure.
In four NFL seasons, Prescott deserves plenty of credit for some of his impressive statistics, whether it happens to be the 30 touchdown passes thrown in 2019 or the fact that he helped Dallas to two NFC East titles.
Still, as impressive as these accomplishments have been for Prescott, now the pressure comes of proving to the Cowboys and the rest of the league that he is worthy of all the money.
While there are certainly plenty of reasons to believe that Prescott will be able to handle the pressure, Philadelphia would obviously love nothing more than to see the pressure turn out to be too much for the quarterback to handle.
Dallas as a team was already facing heavy pressure to bounce back in 2020 after failing to win the division last season despite all of the injuries Philadelphia experienced on both sides of the football, and Prescott factor will add even more pressure to the situation.
If Prescott comes out firing come September, and proves right away there is no reason for concern over playing under the franchise tag, then the Cowboys will obviously be just fine.
But if not, the potential talk surrounding Prescott being overpaid could result in Dallas struggling as a team while working to Philadelphia’s advantage within the NFC East in the process.