Dak Prescott Confident in New Dallas Cowboys Deal: ‘It’ll Happen,’ Assures Quarterback

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and Hall of Famer Troy Aikman joined forces on Monday as honorary chairmen for The Children’s Cancer Fund’s “A Knight to Remember” Gala. The event, in its 34th year, showcased patient models aged five to 17, aiming to raise funds for pediatric oncology research and treatment programs.

While supporting the non-profit cause, Prescott and Aikman also discussed the state of the Cowboys. The spotlight inevitably fell on Prescott’s contract, a critical factor for the team’s 2024 plans. The 2023 MVP runner-up, entering the final year of his $160 million four-season contract, expressed confidence in the ongoing negotiations.

“I’m definitely confident. Obviously, it helps the team. It’s important for the [salary cap] numbers,” Prescott stated, emphasizing the collaborative and ongoing nature of the process.

Aikman echoed Prescott’s sentiments, affirming his belief in Prescott’s long-term commitment to Dallas, citing his outstanding performance and existing contract details.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine, expressed openness to a long-term deal with Prescott, stating, “If you can’t, what we have in place works.”

Cowboys Navigate Postseason Fallout

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and Hall of Famer Troy Aikman joined forces on Monday as honorary chairmen for The Children’s Cancer Fund’s “A Knight to Remember” Gala.

Despite the disappointment of a postseason exit, Prescott focused on personal growth and offseason training, driven by experiences and the missed opportunities of the past year. Aikman, drawing from his ’90s dynasty experience, acknowledged the scrutiny on the team and anticipated a critical evaluation of the 2023 campaign.

Regarding head coach Mike McCarthy’s contract status, Aikman believed the added pressure could potentially benefit the team, although he acknowledged it was not an ideal situation.

The postseason defeat prompted questions about the Cowboys’ team culture, with Aikman acknowledging the challenges of modern-day distractions and individual branding. He highlighted the altered training camp rules, making team chemistry harder to forge compared to the past.

Prescott defended the team’s culture, expressing pride in the Cowboys’ ethos and downplaying external concerns. Looking ahead, he expressed curiosity about Jones’ “all-in” approach in the upcoming free agency.

As the offseason unfolds, all eyes remain on Prescott’s contract negotiations and the Cowboys’ pursuit of a championship-caliber team.

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