The highlight of the Dallas Cowboys offseason was signing Dak Prescott to a long-term contract extension, but the team still has plenty of critics for how they handled the situation. The Athletic’s Ben Standing recently conducted a survey with NFL agents and Prescott’s contract was tied atop the list as the most surprising decision of the offseason. One agent was critical of the Cowboys noting Prescott will now be in a position to “hold them hostage four years from now.”
“Dak stands out because of the legwork that it took to get there and the fact that the Cowboys were willing to give him that without a franchise or transition tag and basically let him hold them hostage four years from now,” the agent noted. “From a team standpoint, it doesn’t make a lot of sense.”
Agent on Dak’s New Deal: ‘They Are Showing the Faith & Trust They Have in Him’
Prescott signed a four-year, $160 million contract extension this offseason, keeping the quarterback in Dallas through the 2024 season. The Cowboys had been pushing for Prescott to sign a longer contract but ultimately compromised to allow a deal to get done.