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Troy Aikman, Dez Bryant among Twitter reactions following Dak’s $40 million report

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott on Zeke Elliott hold out: We want him out here but that’s business

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott says has talked to holdout Zeke Elliott but understands his situation: We want him out here but that's business
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Cowboys QB Dak Prescott says has talked to holdout Zeke Elliott but understands his situation: 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.

USA Today and NBC’s Pro Football Talk reported that it’s false.

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:

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Born and raised in Hawaii, Brian Gosset graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in journalism before coming to Texas in 2014. He’s covered high school sports — yes, pretty much every high school sport — for the Star-Telegram ever since.
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