Cowboys QB Dak Prescott on Zeke Elliott hold out: We want him out here but that’s business
While Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott continues his hold out, things have shifted to quarterback Dak Prescott, who has asked for an NFL record $40 million annually on a new deal, which the NFL Network reported and the Star-Telegram confirmed.
The Star-Telegram reported in June that Prescott had asked for around $34 million.
In comparison, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson is the league’s highest paid player at $35 million.. Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is next at $34 million, followed by Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers at $33.5 million, Philadelphia’s Carson Wentz at $32 million and Atlanta’s Matt Ryan at $30 million.
Prescott earned base salaries of $450,000, $540,000 and $630,000 in 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively, and is due to get $2.02 million in 2019 in the final year of his rookie deal.
Twitter reacted to the report, including from former Cowboys Troy Aikman and Dez Bryant: