Dak Prescott might not possess a contract extension, but he is locked in and ready to proceed.
Dallas Cowboys fans sense deep Joan Didion-esque terror about Dak Prescott’s long run at the Metroplex were certainly just vaguely buoyed by news that the quarterback would sign his franchise tender Monday. In the end, it only meant he was under contract for 2020, kicking the free service can down the path into next offseason if both sides can not agree to some multi-year bargain by the NFL’s July 15 deadline.
Luckily, those in northern Texas who spent all day breathing into a paper bag have to log into the ol’ Instagram and cover Dak a trip. In his most recent article, he does not just look like somebody who’s just ambiguously dedicated to the Cowboys.
After registering his franchise tender with Dallas, Dak Prescott submitted an Instagram picture depicting himself within an impeccable cowboy hat
That is really freaking adorable. It is sexy, raw Dallas, but lacking the cringe degrees of Dirk Notwitzki piggybacking on Mark Cuban at Sports Illustrated. Everybody wins!
Prescott still very much requires a contract extension, and these discussions (whenever they really resume) are certain to be a source of stress throughout Cowboys Nation. But, disgruntlement can hit at any moment, even for men that are very much still under contract — Jamal Adams, come on down! — and this kind of development could be particularly devastating were it to attack a franchise quarterback.
And that is not at risk of occurring today. Look at that picture again. This guy does not have one foot outside the door. He is dedicated to the origin.
In case you have to throw bombs to Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup behind this offensive line, you’d be too.
Regardless of what happens the rest of the way, the 2020 period is a completely critical one for the future of the Cowboys. Lowballing Prescott stands to push him outside the door, but overpaying him compared to the remainder of the NFL quarterback landscape destroys the team’s capacity to boost its top-to-bottom caliber in the pursuit for NFC supremacy.
In the minimum, Dak is going about his business in good faith. In these fraught times as such, that reassurance is worth its weight in gold.