Report: Franchise tag likely for Prescott, Cowboys with talks stalled

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott celebrates scoring a touchdown on a running play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Ron Jenkins/AP)

With no progress being made on a contract extension, the Dallas Cowboys are planning to franchise tag quarterback Dak Prescott according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport says that if the Cowboys were to give Prescott the franchise tag, it would cost more than $33 million in 2020, then $40 million if they use it again in 2021. If Dallas is unable to sign Prescott to a new deal, he could become a free agent in 2022.

In eight games this season, the 26-year-old has completed 69.6 per cent of his passes for 2,380 yards with 15 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He was selected by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

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