Dak Prescott's franchise tag goes insanely high

The franchise tag for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has moved up to a really unbelievable amount.

The Dallas Cowboys are trying to reach a new deal with Dak Prescott that’s good enough to keep him with them. In the meantime,  the Pro Bowl quarterback franchise tag price increased from $26.824 million to $31.409 million. The 26-year-old was given the exclusive franchise tag last month.

The total cash value would place Prescott fifth, behind Russell Wilson ($53 million), Kirk Cousins ($40 million), Carson Wentz ($39.383 million), and Ryan Tannehill ($37.5 million). Prescott would be slightly ahead of Los Angeles Rams signal-caller Jared Goff (approx. $31.042 million).

Last February, rumor has it that Prescott and the Cowboys were talking about a $33 million annual extension deal, they must now be talking about $100 million or more. 

Prescott's four-year tenure with the Cowboys has been far more successful than not. He's led the team to three winning seasons and two division titles while earning two Pro Bowl selections. Prescott has a career 40-24 record thus far.

The Cowboys re-signed Pro Bowl wideout Amari Cooper to a five-year, $100 million contract. With Cooper and running back Ezekiel Elliott under long-term deals, two-thirds of the Dallas "big three" remains intact. They just need to finalize a deal with Prescott in order to keep the band together.

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