Dallas Signal Caller Says "I Don't Play for Money" Amid No New Contract Talks


FRISCO, TX — Off the heels of Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff signing a monster $212 million contract, many wonder when the All-Pro in Dallas will get his turn. The Dallas Cowboys signal caller and 2022 Walter Payton Man of the Year winner says he’s not sweating a new contract.

Dak Prescott  said on Wednesday, “I don’t play for money. Never have, never cared for it to be honest with you. Yeah, would give it up to just play this game. So, I allow that to the business people to say.”

The Cowboys just finished the first week of voluntary OTAs (organized team activities) in Frisco. Some of the Cowboys' other superstars, notably Micah Parsons and CeeDee Lamb, did not report for OTAs.

Prescott is entering the last year of his current contract, a four-year, $160 million contract that he signed in 2021. Many thought the Cowboys would get a deal done as Prescott’s cap hit is just over $55 million. The 55 million cap hit could be alleviated with a new deal, but nothing seems forthcoming. 

While not the only reason, Prescott’s current contract could be one of the reasons why the Cowboys’ off-season has been less than what Dallas fans expected from management that claimed the Cowboys were “all in” this year.

Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott

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"I allow that to the business people to say what it's worth — what they're supposed to give a quarterback of my play, a person of my play, and a leader of my [caliber]," said Prescott. "For me, it's about controlling what I can control and handling that part, and the rest will take care of itself."

While Prescott claims that he doesn’t play for the money, the rest of the league does not work that way. With each new off season, the market for quarterbacks seems to reset with block-buster deal after block-buster deal. Lamar Jackson did it with the Ravens back in 2023 and most recently, Jared Goff did it this year with the Detroit Lions. 

Say what you want about Prescott’s playoff performances, but the Cowboys’ signal caller once again led the league in touchdown passes. He will command a high price tag with whatever team decides to sign him after the year of his contract expires.

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