SJ - October 18, 2020
Dak Prescott’s season-ending injury isn't expected to end his time in Dallas. According to reports, the Cowboys are prepared to use the franchise tag on Dak in 2021 if necessary.
A franchise tag would pay Dak nearly $40 million next season.
The two sides have been unable to come to terms on a long-term deal and that could continue into this off-season leading to another season under the tag for the star quarterback.
From CBS Sports:
Jerry Jones is prepared to tag quarterback Dak Prescott again in 2021, according to numerous sources with knowledge of the situation, setting up another offseason of negotiations between the beloved player and the front office.
Prescott suffered a season-ending broken ankle in Week 5, with the emotional video of him being carted off the field becoming one of the lasting images of this 2020 season. Prescott is expected to make a full recovery, sources said, and there are no structural concerns with the ankle moving forward, though there is a risk of infection whenever a bone breaks the skin with an injury such as this. The Cowboys continue to view Prescott as their quarterback of the future, and he was among the most prolific passers in the NFL this season prior to his injury.
Using the franchise tag back-to-back on Kirk Cousins worked out for the team formerly knon as the Redskins. Their "franchise quarterback" is now in Minnesota on a massive deal.
You have to seriously reconsider your strategy if you're headed down a path paved by Washington.