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    More: Cool, Jerry Jones, Dak Prescott, Salary cap, Monday, Franchise tag, The Long Haul, Salary, American films  
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2021-03-08 9:36:39 PM  
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2021-03-08 10:06:05 PM  
I'm glad he got paid and I hope he makes a nice comeback. Dak seems like a good kid.
 
2021-03-08 10:27:34 PM  
Jerry Jones made some money recently, right?
 
2021-03-08 10:32:13 PM  

HeathenHealer: I'm glad he got paid and I hope he makes a nice comeback. Dak seems like a good kid.


Agreed that Dak seems like a pretty good guy and at least an above average starting QB.  So, I'm glad he's getting paid.  It's crazy what the market demands for an above average QB, but this is what you get when you structure the rules around a pass happy offense league.  This is nothing compared to what Jerruh gets in tv contracts, so it weirdly makes economic sense.
 
2021-03-08 10:44:48 PM  
Hope no one told him to break a leg after signing it.
 
2021-03-08 10:56:52 PM  

Hoban Washburne: Agreed that Dak seems like a pretty good guy and at least an above average starting QB.


I'm glad he got paid. He's definitely worth a lot of money being the starting QB of the money printing "America's Team".   Still, $40 million for an "above average" QB with one playoff win coming off a major injury seems a bit excessive.  I do not expect him to win any playoff games during the length of this contract.
 
2021-03-08 11:49:41 PM  

Kornchex: Hoban Washburne: Agreed that Dak seems like a pretty good guy and at least an above average starting QB.

I'm glad he got paid. He's definitely worth a lot of money being the starting QB of the money printing "America's Team".   Still, $40 million for an "above average" QB with one playoff win coming off a major injury seems a bit excessive.  I do not expect him to win any playoff games during the length of this contract.


I don't think that's how the math works anymore.
 
2021-03-09 1:14:47 AM  
It would have sucked to see them go the franchise tag route with a guy who suffered a compound fracture giving it his all out on the field.
 
2021-03-09 2:12:15 AM  
Idiots! He'll never play at the same level pist injury.
 
2021-03-09 2:21:58 AM  
Jones knows he blew his talent window so noe he just wants to break QB records.
 
2021-03-09 2:25:32 AM  
Also. While I am kind of on the fence about Dak... I'll say it again: I'd take him over Lamar in the playoffs.

And it's not close
 
2021-03-09 2:45:33 AM  

puffy999: Also. While I am kind of on the fence about Dak... I'll say it again: I'd take him over Lamar in the playoffs.

And it's not close


Yes, but Lamar actually gets to the playoffs.
 
2021-03-09 2:46:12 AM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: puffy999: Also. While I am kind of on the fence about Dak... I'll say it again: I'd take him over Lamar in the playoffs.

And it's not close

Yes, but Lamar actually gets to the playoffs.


And then chokes
 
2021-03-09 4:56:47 AM  
It's a fact of life in the NFL in recent years that each time a franchise QB signs a new contract he is temporarily the highest paid of all time...until the next franchise QB signs a new deal. Even the Raiders' QB briefly had that claim to fame. Prescott was going to have the biggest contract of all time, that was unavoidable. Regardless of where he ranks in quality, the reality is he's a franchise QB. The proof is the Cowboys not having any way to bring in someone cheaper who is just as good. The day his new contract is not the biggest of all time will only come when he's washed up. He's not to that point yet.
 
2021-03-09 6:19:17 AM  
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2021-03-09 7:58:30 AM  

fragMasterFlash: It would have sucked to see them go the franchise tag route with a guy who suffered a compound fracture giving it his all out on the field.


Fark has a "franchise" tag?
 
2021-03-09 8:43:59 AM  

Kornchex: I do not expect him to win any playoff games during the length of this contract.


Depends on how much room there is under the salary cap, but I expect that isn't much.
 
2021-03-09 9:19:33 AM  

Hey Nurse!: Straight Outta Wells Branch: puffy999: Also. While I am kind of on the fence about Dak... I'll say it again: I'd take him over Lamar in the playoffs.

And it's not close

Yes, but Lamar actually gets to the playoffs.

And then chokes


Enjoy the ride. There is only one Patrick Mahomes in the league, and his name is Tom Brady.
 
2021-03-09 9:49:07 AM  
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2021-03-09 10:16:39 AM  
That's about what it'd take for me to work for Jerry Jones too. Good for Dak.
 
2021-03-09 10:18:08 AM  

Hey Nurse!: Straight Outta Wells Branch: puffy999: Also. While I am kind of on the fence about Dak... I'll say it again: I'd take him over Lamar in the playoffs.

And it's not close

Yes, but Lamar actually gets to the playoffs.

And then chokes


Payton Manning built a career off of that.
 
2021-03-09 10:27:30 AM  

Fisty Bum: [pm1.narvii.com image 512x346]


And how'd that work out for him?
 
2021-03-09 10:30:44 AM  

Devo: Hey Nurse!: Straight Outta Wells Branch: puffy999: Also. While I am kind of on the fence about Dak... I'll say it again: I'd take him over Lamar in the playoffs.

And it's not close

Yes, but Lamar actually gets to the playoffs.

And then chokes

Enjoy the ride. There is only one Patrick Mahomes in the league, and his name is Tom Brady.


I grudgingly admit Tom Brady is the GOAT. He almost singlehandedly turned the frickin' Buccaneers into SB champs. The comeback against the Falcons a few years ago, 7 rings, records in virtually every category... but that doesn't mean I have to like him.
 
2021-03-09 10:33:53 AM  
The only worrying bit about this for me is now I wonder how much Josh will require to stay in Buffalo.
 
2021-03-09 10:37:31 AM  

LL316: Hey Nurse!: Straight Outta Wells Branch: puffy999: Also. While I am kind of on the fence about Dak... I'll say it again: I'd take him over Lamar in the playoffs.

And it's not close

Yes, but Lamar actually gets to the playoffs.

And then chokes

Payton Manning built a career off of that.


You misspelled Dan Marino.
 
2021-03-09 10:39:21 AM  
Great, how are they going to pay anyone else? It's always the conundrum with QBs.
 
2021-03-09 11:21:02 AM  

Hey Nurse!: He almost singlehandedly turned the frickin' Buccaneers into SB champs


Not having a guy who turned the ball over twice a game did that. Chad Pennington could have won a ring for the Bucs.

Tom almost singlehandedly lost every single playoff game for the Bucs (save the Super Bowl). Games they should have won by 3 scores.
 
2021-03-09 11:21:42 AM  

dietbubba: Fisty Bum: [pm1.narvii.com image 512x346]

And how'd that work out for him?


About as well as the Cowboys can realistically hope for over the next couple seasons
 
2021-03-09 11:28:57 AM  

Kornchex: Still, $40 million for an "above average" QB with one playoff win coming off a major injury seems a bit excessive. I do not expect him to win any playoff games during the length of this contract.


Especially given that the just saw how the EXACT SAME THING (minus the playoff win) worked out for a fellow NFC East team. One which just coincidentally happened to draft their QB the same year...

(Granted, Dak seems less of a diva head-case than Wentz, but those leg injuries for mobile QBs tend to really affect them in both obvious and subtle ways.)
 
2021-03-09 11:35:22 AM  
Is the salary cap expected to shrink this year? I'd expect that because of reduced revenue from fewer ticket sales.
 
2021-03-09 11:56:11 AM  
That is crazy amount of money for someone who isn't at the top of his position.
 
2021-03-09 11:57:47 AM  

Aezetyr: Is the salary cap expected to shrink this year? I'd expect that because of reduced revenue from fewer ticket sales.


I think it's going up about $5 million?  And even the teams that played to empty stadiums all year made a profit off the TV revenue sharing. And some of those TV contracts are up for bidding again this year or next.
 
2021-03-09 12:29:04 PM  
It's one thing to say at the per year rate the Cowboys overpaid, but even the dead cap money is ugly.

The last playing year of the contract has dead cap at $26.4M, and even the year after that, there's $13.2M because of the signing bonus.

Shockingly enough, Prescott isn't even the highest paid in 2021, that goes to DeMarcus Lawrence.

One-third of Dallas' 2021 cap goes to Lawrence, Prescott and Amari Cooper.  Damn.
 
2021-03-09 1:29:11 PM  

Aezetyr: Is the salary cap expected to shrink this year? I'd expect that because of reduced revenue from fewer ticket sales.


The answer is maybe, and if so, not as much as people expected.

More than that, the TV deal being discussed for the future will be double what it is now, leading to potential caps of a quarter billion.
 
2021-03-09 1:30:08 PM  
Franchise tag for QB would have been ~$37m per year, so despite the eye-popping per annum, Dak can probably do the full Kirk Cousins strategy come 2025
 
2021-03-09 1:51:25 PM  

LucklessWonder: Franchise tag for QB would have been ~$37m per year, so despite the eye-popping per annum, Dak can probably do the full Kirk Cousins strategy come 2025


Unsure how it would be enforced after the contract, but it looks like there is a no-tag clause in the contract.
 
2021-03-09 3:48:55 PM  
Too much money considering he only has had, what, two "good" years (no SB appearances...in fact, no playoff wins, IIRC).

Maybe 5 QBs are worth that much...maybe. Dak is not one of them.
 
2021-03-09 3:58:35 PM  

fragMasterFlash: It would have sucked to see them go the franchise tag route with a guy who suffered a compound fracture giving it his all out on the field.


It's possible - Alex Smith is a free agent now.
 
2021-03-09 4:04:56 PM  

Aezetyr: Is the salary cap expected to shrink this year? I'd expect that because of reduced revenue from fewer ticket sales.


For this year yes. Next year, i believe, the nee TV deal kicks in.
 
2021-03-09 8:21:23 PM  

BrianGriffin: Too much money considering he only has had, what, two "good" years (no SB appearances...in fact, no playoff wins, IIRC).


1-2 in the playoffs.

2016: Lost to GB 34-31
2018: Won against Seahawks 24-22
2018: Lost to Rams 33-20
 
2021-03-09 8:44:17 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Jerry Jones made some money recently, right?


Texas residents everywhere:
"TOO SOON!"
 
2021-03-09 10:19:31 PM  
Seems like the Cowboys have four or five guys using up a whole lot of the salary cap and what is left over will have to be enough to satisfy the rest of the 53 man team. Should be an interesting adventure in values and competitiveness as they try to find and guys who funmction seemlessly together as a team and not care that they dont get paid as much as the rest of the guys doing their job in the NFL.

If it works then next year all the teams will be trying it I guess.
 
2021-03-10 1:15:50 AM  

BrianGriffin: Too much money considering he only has had, what, two "good" years (no SB appearances...in fact, no playoff wins, IIRC).

Maybe 5 QBs are worth that much...maybe. Dak is not one of them.


What league are you watching? In the one I watch no one cares about SB appearances or playoff wins when it comes to contract time. It's all about leverage. Do they have viable choices besides Prescott? If the answer is no then he gets paid. If the answer was yes the Cowboys would have dumped him by now.

It's also why teams can sometimes wind up with an unwanted, and expensive, quarterback. They gave him a mammoth deal because they had to at the time then circumstances changed.

If SB wins and playoff wins were the standard then Tampa Bay wouldn't have been able to afford Tom Brady, no team would be able to afford him. He is affordable because he lacks some leverage, being an old guy and all.
 
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