Cowboys, QB Prescott finally agree on $160 million contract
The Cowboys and Prescott have finally agreed on a contract two years after negotiations began with the star quarterback. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)The Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott have finally agreed on the richest contract in club history, two years after negotiations first started with the star quarterback. At $40 million per season, Prescott is second in the NFL in annual salary to Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes, who is at $45 million annually in a $450 million, 10-year deal that could eventually exceed $500 million in value. With a new contract, the Cowboys will get salary cap relief they're expected to need with the cap falling from $198 million to possibly as low as $180 million. Even before Prescott’s injury, the Cowboys started slowly in coach Mike McCarthy’s first season last year.
Dez Bryant and Ravens take on Cowboys in rare Tuesday night game
Former Dallas Cowboys star Dez Bryant has provided depth and experience at wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens following his return from a two-year hiatus. An outbreak of COVID-19 among the Ravens pushed the Pittsburgh game back six days and forced the NFL to move the Dallas-Baltimore game from last Thursday. “Dez is an eternal light of positiveness for our game," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. Dallas came into Week 13 ranked last in the NFL in rushing defense, allowing an average of 156.4 yards per game. 88, the same number Bryant sported with Dallas.
Cowboys try to stay course amid glaring defensive struggles
ARLINGTON, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys have never given up as many points and yards through four games than they have under first-year coach Mike McCarthy and the new defensive scheme that came with him. Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence has experimented with standing at the line of scrimmage instead of getting in a three-point stance. While the offense has lost turnovers on consecutive plays each of the past two games, the defense has just two takeaways all season. It can’t be.”WHAT'S WORKINGDak Prescott is the first NFL player with three straight games of at least 450 yards passing. But Prescott has contributed to his own huge numbers with early turnovers in three straight games that led to the Cowboys playing from behind.
Cowboys defense giving up points, offense giving up the ball
ARLINGTON, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys defense is giving up points at a rate unseen since the franchise’s winless inaugural season six decades ago, and their offense keeps giving up the ball even while scoring in bunches. “What I don’t like, is I don’t like the pattern of the four games that we’ve played. The points are outrageous, the time of possession is totally lopsided, and we’re minus-7 in the turnover ratio. The only time the Cowboys had ever done that was during their 0-11-1 debut in 1960. And not starting fast enough, that’s what’s been killing us over the past few games,” Prescott said.
Cowboys' Elliott reveals ‘painful’ new ‘Feed Me’ tattoo
Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott pulled up his jersey to reveal a new “Feed Me” tattoo on his stomach after scoring the first Cowboys touchdown of the season against the Rams. And while Elliott said it was “super painful,” it didn’t interrupt his attendance at summer throwing sessions at quarterback Dak Prescott’s house. “I’m sorry I missed the view of the tattoo, but he’s an exciting player and brings great energy to our football team,” McCarthy said. The Philadelphia Eagles had 15 players weighing less than 200 pounds, the most in that category. The New York Giants had 15 players weighing over 300 pounds, the most in the league.