Cowboys QB Dak Prescott seeking new deal worth $40M per year

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If Prescott had been the one to sign a deal like Wentz's, then the Eagles would have to combat both with paying him more than the Cowboys QB - that's how QB contracts work, each always more than the last one signed - and with the coming deals for Rams quarterback Jared Goff and, soon, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

The Cowboys are also negotiating long-term deals for Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper.

Quarterback Dak Prescott reportedly rejected the team's offer for a contract extension worth $30 million annually, and is instead looking for a deal in the $40 million-per-year range, though that figure has already been called into question.

Bryant is no stranger to contract negotiations with Dallas and going head-to-head with the team's front office.

ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio, however, reported that this was false by any standard. Wentz recently signed an extension - ahead of his team-option season - that includes an average of $32 million and a promise north of $66.4 million, ranked fifth and fourth among all National Football League passers, respectively.

While the quarterback market has changed significantly in recent years, that's a marked increase over the current highest-paid quarterback in the NFL, Seattle's Russell Wilson.

Update (6:25 p.m. ET): ESPN's Chris Mortensen and Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk both disputed Slater's report, saying Prescott has not asked for $40 million annually.

Prescott has started all 16 regular-season games for the Cowboys since 2016.

Dak is entering the final season of his rookie, four-year contract that will pay him a little more than $2 million.

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