Dak Prescott is shedding leverage to the Dallas Cowboys amidst the current Russell Wilson commerce rumors, not less than in accordance with Fox Sports activities’ Colin Cowherd. Throughout a current episode of The Herd, Cowherd argued that Wilson including the Cowboys to his checklist of accredited commerce locations hurts Prescott’s negotiating place.
“I believe Dak had leverage per week in the past, I completely do,” Cowherd defined. “Now, this story comes out, now he’s acquired no leverage. So, that’s the draw back to type of enjoying your hardball hand. Enjoying your leverage as a result of Dak had a ton of leverage till yesterday. And now it’s like, bruh, you don’t have any leverage. If I’m Jerry Jones, I make the decision as we speak. The query is does Seattle like what Dallas may give them? Do they just like the No. 10 decide in a number of rounds this yr?…Dallas is fascinating. You’ve acquired a deal-making proprietor with a quarterback dilemma that he likes and doesn’t love.”
Here’s a take a look at Cowherd’s feedback on Prescott’s scenario with the Cowboys.
Ought to the Cowboys go all in on Russell Wilson? @ColinCowherd makes his case:
“Dallas is fascinating. You’ve got acquired a deal making proprietor with a QB dilemma that he likes and would not love.” pic.twitter.com/C3oQw8NneM
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) February 26, 2021
Cowherd on Dak-Russ Commerce: ‘I Get a Higher Quarterback for Half the Cap Hit’
A Prescott for Wilson swap is extra difficult than it seems given the Cowboys quarterback must signal the franchise tag earlier than being dealt to Seattle. It primarily features just like the no-trade clause that Wilson has, nevertheless it appears to be like just like the Seahawks quarterback can be keen to waive to go to Dallas. Except for buying and selling one of many prime NFL quarterbacks, the $39 million lifeless cap hit additionally makes a commerce problematic for the Seahawks.
Cowherd’s bigger level is that the presence of different quarterback choices might impression the Prescott negotiations. We’re on yr two of a long-term deal not being reached, and the 2 sides are aside on just a few gadgets together with the size of the deal. Professional Soccer Speak’s Mike Florio reported final offseason that Prescott desires a four-year deal that will enable him to probably money in sooner on the upcoming NFL tv contracts. The Cowboys need Prescott below contract for 5 years.
“Dak with a franchise tag is 20 p.c [of the Cowboys’ salary cap],” Cowherd defined. “Russell Wilson goes to the Cowboys, he’s lower than 11 p.c. So, take into consideration that. Jerry can get on the cellphone at 78, he desires a Tremendous Bowl. I get a greater quarterback for half the cap hit as a result of Dallas received’t need to pay that $13 million-a-year signing bonus. Don’t need to pay it. Dallas additionally, that is fascinating, of all of the groups that Russell Wilson talked about, Dallas has the very best draft decide. The benefit is after all they will name Pete Carroll and say, ‘Okay, we’ll offer you Dak. We’ll provide the No. 10 decide.’ That’s simply the place to begin.”
The Cowboys Have Denied Having an Curiosity in Buying and selling for Wilson
The Cowboys are reportedly centered on signing Prescott to a long-term extension somewhat than buying and selling for Wilson. NFL insiders Josina Anderson and Jane Slater each reported the Cowboys emphasised their dedication to Prescott amidst the newest Wilson rumors.
“Looks like that article this morning may need ruffled a feather or two?” Anderson defined on Twitter. “Snap supply response out of Seattle: ‘No remark.’ Snap response from a supply out of Dallas: ‘Dak is our QB. Nonetheless engaged on getting one thing completed.’”