Why the Dallas Cowboys’ new QB could be worth a lot of money
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said the team’s decision to re-sign rookie Dak Prescott on a five-year, $100 million deal is “a great opportunity” to cash in on one of the team of the past decade.
The move comes after Prescott went 2-3 in his first two starts as the team went 3-3 during a four-game losing streak that included losses to the Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals.
Prescott was on the roster the past two years but has yet to have a full season.
The decision to sign Prescott, a 6-foot-6, 237-pound passer with the arm strength to run a spread offense, was made after the Cowboys drafted Prescott in the third round in 2018.
“I know the team has been in need of a quarterback, and Dak is a guy who has the talent, the arm talent and the experience that we believe he can be a very effective starter,” Garrett said Tuesday.
Prescott started three games for the Cowboys this season, completing 12 of 23 passes for 141 yards and one touchdown. “
We believe that he is a very capable, talented young player who will bring some great leadership and a tremendous amount of experience.”
Prescott started three games for the Cowboys this season, completing 12 of 23 passes for 141 yards and one touchdown.
Prescott is the third quarterback the Cowboys have signed this offseason after rookie Dak Kaep and veteran Josh McCown.
Kaep signed a three-year deal worth $40 million and McCown signed a one-year contract worth $12 million.
Prescott could have another chance to prove himself in 2018 after the team acquired Tyron Smith in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles in March.
Prescott, the No. 6 overall pick of the 2018 NFL draft, has made strides in the preseason, but the Cowboys were able to win four games by the end of his rookie season before he broke his collarbone during the preseason finale against the Washington Redskins.
Prescott finished with 15 touchdowns and eight interceptions, while ranking second in the league with 5,788 passing yards.