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    Adam Schefter on Dak Prescott’s Next Contract: ‘(It) Is Going To Reset the QB Market…Whether You Like It or Not’

    Could Dak Prescott reset the QB market? ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter was asked about the Cowboys' quarterback and discussed the possibility.

    Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott’s contract has been one of the most discussed topics of this NFL offseason. With no resolution in sight, the noise surrounding Prescott and his potential new deal continues to grow.

    According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, despite Prescott and his representation continuing to wait, it may not be a bad thing for the veteran QB.

    Adam Schefter Discusses Dak Prescott’s Contract Situation

    Schefter recently joined the guys on The LeBatard Show’s God Bless Football podcast, with the conversation including Prescott and his potential new deal.

    Schefter provided an interesting insight into the matter and shared why he believes the veteran QB, when it’s all said and done, will reset the market at the position.

    “He’s (Dak) got a clause in his contract where he can’t be traded. He’s got a clause in his contract where he can’t be tagged,” Schefter started.

    “If you’re that age, and you’re that talented and have the ability to get to market, true free agent, your leverage is off the charts,” he continued.

    “Dak, in my mind, is going to reset the quarterback market when he gets a new deal, whether you like it or not. He’s in the right spot at the right time, he’s played his cards right, and he’s a good quarterback.”

    Schefter is echoing how many people around the league feel. And despite the Cowboys’ front office seeming to be slowly playing this situation, Prescott and his camp seem perfectly fine with that.

    Projecting Prescott’s Next Contract

    Dallas’ postseason struggles are well-documented at this point. And although Prescott is coming off one of the best seasons of his NFL career, he’s not completely absolved of those playoff woes.

    It’s the acknowledgment of those facts that seem to convolute what should be an otherwise easy conversation. Under Prescott, the Cowboys are 36-15 over the last three seasons, and he’s coming off a year in which he led the NFL in passing touchdowns.

    Yet, despite the regular-season success, Dallas has just one playoff win in that time span, and the almost 30-year NFC Championship Game drought continues.

    For those reasons, some around the NFL feel a bit apprehensive about giving Prescott the money and respect his résumé commands. Without proving he can take it to the next level yet, questions regarding if he can, will continue to fester.

    Regardless, Prescott’s play is that of an almost consensus top-10 QB, and when speaking with Pro Football Network’s Dallas Robinson, he’s in full agreement with Schefter regarding his next contract.

    “Regardless of whether he inks an extension with the Cowboys or reaches free agency in 2025, Dak Prescott is on track to become the NFL’s first $60 million player,” says Robinson.

    “With Joe Burrow and Trevor Lawrence having already reached $55 million annually, and a long-term deal for Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love still on the horizon, Prescott could reset the market,” Robinson continues.

    “He has so much leverage against the Cowboys that accepting anything less than $60 million on a long-term Dallas deal might be considered malpractice. If he hits the open market next spring and can market himself to every team in the league, Prescott could set a new NFL record for fully guaranteed money, eclipsing Deshaun Watson’s $230 million.”

    Which Teams Could Prescott Sign With in Free Agency?

    If Prescott isn’t a Cowboy next year, the line for his services could be a lengthy one. With several teams potentially unsatisfied with their QB situation, Prescott could be one of the most sought-after free agents in recent history.

    The first team that comes to mind is an NFC East rival, the New York Giants, who can move on from Daniel Jones after this season.

    Prescott’s hometown New Orleans Saints — barring another middling season by Derek Carr — would make sense, but could the Saints make the money work to do so? Desperate teams may lead to desperate situations.

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    The Las Vegas Raiders are still on the hunt for a consistent quarterback, and adding Prescott to the mix would legitimize them overnight.

    A dark-horse team many aren’t thinking about could be the Los Angeles Rams. Depending on Matthew Stafford and when he decides to hang up the cleats, Prescott could be an intriguing option for Sean McVay and Co. to pivot to.

    Schefter himself even mentioned Prescott with the New York Jets if Aaron Rodgers and the 2024 team don’t pan out as they hope.

    A player of this caliber doesn’t often become free, and while it may be too early to pinpoint exact landing spots for Prescott in 2025, the point remains that the list would be extensive, setting the veteran QB with unrivaled leverage this offseason.

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