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Report: Prescott won't hit FA, Cowboys will either sign or tag QB

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For fans hoping the Washington Football Team could make a run at quarterback Dak Prescott in free agency, it might be time to look elsewhere.

The Cowboys will place the franchise tag on Prescott this offseason, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero, unless Dallas and the quarterback can agree on a long-term deal ahead of the March 9 deadline.

Prescott played the 2020 season under the franchise tag -- worth $31.4 million -- after the two sides were unable to agree to a multi-year contract this past offseason.

If Prescott was franchise tagged once again, he would join former Washington passer Kirk Cousins as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to play under the tag for two consecutive seasons. Drew Brees and Peyton Manning were each tagged twice, but not two years in a row.

In 2020, Prescott was one of the league's best quarterbacks prior to his season-ending ankle injury. In just four and a half games, the Cowboys star threw for nearly 2,000 yards, nine touchdowns and just four interceptions while adding three more scores on the ground.

Prescott is expected to make a full recovery and is ahead of schedule in his rehab, per Rapoport. Dallas has no medical concerns about Prescott's short- and long-term health, either.

The 27-year-old quarterback appears to be in Dallas' long-term plans, while Washington will have to look elsewhere to find its long-term solution at the position.

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