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Cowboys hope Dak Prescott can cash in big after success in ’18

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Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones prepares as if he can see the future.

As the person in charge of the salary cap, Jones must take a multiyear view of the Cowboys’ roster, the money tied to players and the type of money that should be set aside for the future.

Enter Dak Prescott.cheap nfl replica jerseys

Starting next offseason, per league rules, the Cowboys can look to sign Prescott to a long-term contract if they want. Jones is already thinking about the zeroes that will be attached to Prescott’s contract, especially with the recent deal the Atlanta Falcons gave Matt Ryan, totaling $150 million over five years and guaranteeing the quarterback $100 million.

Sometime soon, Aaron Rodgers could get a deal that eclipses Ryan’s.195

As if people didn’t know this before, it’s good to be a quarterback.

“At that position, it kind of is what it is,” Jones said Wednesday from the Cowboys’ sponsors golf tournament at Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Texas. “When the time comes, I know Dak’s going to have a great year this year, and I hope it’s up there. It’s going to be as he deserves. He was a fourth-round pick. No one deserves to get paid fairly more than he does. And y’all see what some of the other guys are who aren’t Aaron Rodgers, who aren’t Matt Ryan [get paid], so he’s going to do well.

“We certainly know that’s going to happen, and we’ve got that planned in our budgeting for the salary cap, and I just want Dak to go out and be MVP this year of the NFL. That’s what I want. Then we’ll deal with that [contract].”

The Cowboys are getting all of the benefits of Prescott being on his rookie contract as a fourth-round pick in 2016. He is set to make $630,000 this season and $720,000 in 2019. His cap figure in 2018 is $725,848, which is 62nd among quarterbacks, according to ESPN Stats & Information. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is atop the list at $37 million.

The Cowboys have not been shy in dealing with their top quarterbacks in the recent past.replica nfl jerseys cheap

Before he even threw a pass in a regular-season game, the Cowboys signed Tony Romo to what was then considered a big contract at two years and $3.9 million. It included a $2 million signing bonus.

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