Are the Cowboys really about to franchise tag Dak Prescott again — and perhaps seal his exit?


Jerry Jones always does want the biggest and best for the Dallas Cowboys, and now he’s within a day of giving them a new record: Richest Franchise Tag in NFL History.

That number, $37.7 million for the 2021 season, barring a major change in direction, will do little other than assure Dak Prescott wears the Cowboys star for one more year … before he basically becomes a coveted, unrestricted free agent capable of leaving Dallas in the lurch.

In the meantime, the 2021 Cowboys will be allocating a massive amount of their salary cap (projected $180 million) to a quarterback on a one-year rental agreement.

This can’t be happening, can it?

Seems like it. Jones has had three years to make a deal with his franchise quarterback and for whatever reason he’s been reluctant. He could have signed Dak for five years and then four years, but he wanted more. Pretty soon he’ll get no years.

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