DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - NFL Network's Jane Slater dropped some "encouraging" news for Cowboys fans hoping the franchise gets a deal done with quarterback Dak Prescott.
Slater reported Tuesday that Cowboys COO Stephen Jones and Prescott's agent Todd France have had 'good talks' recently. Slater adds that the talks weren't characterized as "meaningful" but they were going 'better than (they have) been.'
This comes after Slater reported on Monday that Prescott wants “respect” in the form of a new proposal that would put his salary “right behind” that of two-time Super Bowl QB Patrick Mahomes.
Prescott is “looking to be paid right behind Patrick Mahomes, a guy who’s gone to the Super Bowl two years in a row,” Slater said on the Dan Patrick Show.
105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher has more on that story right here.
The Cowboys have until March 9 to place the franchise tag on their franchise quarterback. Under the tag this year, Prescott would earn $37.7 million. However, both sides can still work on hammering out a new contract through mid-July.
Although, that isn't an ideal situation, as the Cowboys would be prevented from doing some additional roster-building business.
As for Prescott's health, Fish reported Monday that the quarterback 'should be a full participant in offseason work,' as he continues to rehabilitate the ankle he injured in Week 5 last season, which took two surgeries to fully repair.
And all of that rehab is taking place at the team's headquarters in Frisco, as Slater reports that Prescott has been rehabbing at The Star 'nearly every day.'