The long wait is over, and it appears to have been worth it.
After months of inaction on the part of the Cowboys regarding quarterback Dak Prescott, it appears Dallas will make a sizable investment in the sixth-year signal-caller. Per a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Prescott on Monday signed a four-year deal worth $160 million.
It reportedly includes $126 million guaranteed and an NFL-record $66 million signing bonus; NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport added the contract includes no-trade and no-tag clauses as well.
Cowboys are giving Dak Prescott a four-year, $160 million deal, including a record $126 million guaranteed, source tells ESPN.
The first three years average $42 million per year.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2021
Full terms on the Dak Prescott contract: 4 years, $160M, up to $164M. He gets a no-trade clause and no tag provision. The guarantee is $126M. Massive.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2021
Naturally, the absurd amount of money coupled with the franchise it’s attached to — plus the time it took to get the deal done — led to a collective explosion among Twitter’s NFL fans.
Below are some of the best reactions to the news:
Yo!!!!! @dak!!! Congratulations brotha well deserved… shit I feel like I got paid!!!
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) March 8, 2021
So in a very brief chat with Dak Prescott today, he told me he’s not going anywhere and he planned on being a “Cowboy for life!” … just didn’t think the rest of his life was gonna start today!
— Nick Eatman (@nickeatman) March 9, 2021
Cowboys fans last year because they didn’t have Dak Prescott vs Cowboys fans next year when they lose in the first round pic.twitter.com/m2qb8R90X4
— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) March 9, 2021