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Dak Prescott to sign franchise tender

Michael Irvin thinks the Cowboys owe Dak Prescott more money because of the bargain they got with him while under his rookie contract.

The Cowboys don’t have to worry about a holdout of their franchise quarterback.

Dak Prescott will sign his franchise tender today or tomorrow, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

That means he’s willing to play on a one-year deal with a guaranteed salary of $31.4 million in 2020, and he will be there at the start of training camp.

It’s still possible that the Cowboys and Prescott could agree to a long-term contract extension. They have until July 15 to work out a longer deal. But if no deal is reached by then, Prescott will make $31.4 million in 2020 and then either hit free agency in 2021, sign a long-term deal with the Cowboys next offseason, or be guaranteed at least $37.7 million in 2021 if the Cowboys were to franchise him again.

Prescott has made less than $5 million so far in his career. He’s worth a whole lot more than that, and he’ll make a whole lot more than that this year.