Dak Prescott Salary and Contract: How Much Will the Cowboys QB Make in 2023?

Taking a look at Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott's salary and net worth ahead of a much anticipated SNF clash with the San Francisco 49ers.

Dak Prescott has had an efficient, albeit quiet, start to his 2023 season. Though he’s only thrown for 908 yards and four touchdowns, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback has completed his passes at a crisp 71.3% clip.

Dallas’ defense has been so dominant that they haven’t needed Prescott to sling the ball around the yard. He’s exhibited the ability to do that throughout his pro career. For instance, Prescott finished second in the league with 4,902 passing yards in 2019. Prescott’s 37 passing touchdowns were good for fourth in 2021, tied with Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes.

The Cowboys have won in a variety of ways with Prescott under center. They’ve relied on a high-flying passing game, a dominating power run game, and an eminently opportunistic defense. But Prescott’s been a constant, and so too has contention.

The two-time Pro Bowler has helped the Cowboys to four playoff appearances during his pro career. That is one of the primary reasons for which he’s so well-compensated.

What Is Dak Prescott’s Salary and Net Worth?

Prescott signed a four-year, $160 million contract with the Cowboys in 2021 (as per NFL.com). The market continues to grow, but Prescott’s $40 million average annual salary ties him with Daniel Jones and Matt Stafford for 10th-most among signal-callers, according to Over The Cap.

The deal Prescott signed in ’21 was the first big-money contract of his pro career. He played out his four-year rookie contract and then played an additional season on the franchise tag.

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So, the 30-year-old has only begun to enjoy the peak of his NFL earning potential.

And his substantial net worth is indicative of how sky-high that ability to earn is. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Prescott is presently valued at approximately $60 million. And it bears repeating that Prescott is still in the midst of his first big pro contract; his net worth could grow substantially over the next decade or so.

If Prescott plays into his mid-to-late 30s, he could be tipping the scales at a couple hundred million in 10 years. But for now, his pockets aren’t hurting any. Prescott’s $60 million valuation is in the same neighborhood as other marquee signal-callers like Deshaun Watson ($50 million) and Kirk Cousins ($70 million).

One interesting contrast in Sunday’s night humongous early-season clash between NFC powers in Prescott’s Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers is the contrast in QB salaries.

Prescott’s among the highest-paid in the league. His opposition, Brock Purdy, is playing for (comparative) pennies. Purdy’s “Mr. Irrelevant” rookie deal pays him approximately $934,000 annually (per Over The Cap).

Of course, Prescott was in comparable shoes at one time. He’s since begun to enjoy the resplendent fruits of his labor. Something that Purdy, whose Niners knocked Prescott’s Cowboys out of the playoffs last January, is surely hoping to emulate.

Just like the already well-compensated Prescott is looking to exact some revenge on Purdy and his Niners for last year’s playoff exodus this Sunday night.

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