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Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott

Quarterback #4
ADP:Round: 5, Pick: 3
Team: Dallas Cowboys
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 226 lb.
College:Mississippi State
Age:27
Born:July 29, 1993
Drafted:2016 / Rd. 4 (135)
Draft Team:DAL

Dak Prescott: Making impressive recovery progress

Prescott (ankle) is making impressive progress in his recovery and is expected to be in the Cowboys' plans for the 2021 season, Adam Maya of NFL.com reports.

Analysis: Prescott has been walking on an anti-gravity treadmill and in a pool, and the Cowboys believe he can come back at 100 percent in 2021. In turn, the Cowboys are actively working toward a long-term deal with Prescott after the quarterback played on the franchise tag in 2020. Owner Jerry Jones even said that Prescott has increased leverage now because of how well he played before suffering the devastating ankle injury in Week 5. Through the first four games, Prescott posted 1,690 passing yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions, adding 86 rushing yards and three scores. If Prescott truly comes back at full speed and is retained in Dallas, the team will immediately be ready to make a playoff push in 2021 with mainstays Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper (lower leg), Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb in the fold.

January 16, 2021 1:22 PM EST

Dak Prescott: Contract negotiations can resume

Getting Prescott signed to a long-term deal is the Cowboys' top offseason priority according to executive vice president Stephen Jones, Mike Fisher of Sports Illustrated reports.

Analysis: "(It's) certainly at the top" of the team's to-do list, Jones said Monday on 105.3 The Fan. With the Cowboys' season officially over after Sunday's loss to the Giants, negotiations on a long-term contract can resume at any time, and both Stephen and his father, owner/GM Jerry Jones, have repeatedly insisted Prescott is their quarterback of the future. That said, the QB played last season under the franchise tag because the two sides couldn't agree on the length of a new deal, as Prescott and his camp wanted one that made him a free agent a year sooner than what Dallas was offering. Prior to his season-ending ankle injury in Week 5, the 27-year-old was only improving his bargaining position with an explosive start to the campaign that had him on pace for nearly 6,000 passing yards. Assuming Prescott is a Cowboy again in 2021, he should have all the key pieces of the offense back around him -- including offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, who received a long-term extension of his own over the weekend -- and the only thing standing between Prescott and another huge statistical season might be improvement from a Dallas defense that was among the worst units in the NFL in 2020.

January 4, 2021 11:18 AM EST

Dak Prescott: Recovering ahead of schedule

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Monday that Prescott (ankle) is progressing ahead of schedule in his recovery from surgery to repair his fractured ankle, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Analysis: Prescott isn't a candidate to return this season, but it's certainly good news to see that the 27-year-old's recovery is progressing quickly and without any setbacks. The Cowboys previously expressed optimism that Prescott, who began 2020 on a record-setting pace through five contests, will be able to participate in offseason workouts as early as late April. Jones also rejected the notion that the Cowboys could entertain drafting a quarterback in 2021 even with presented with a top-three pick, per Hill, saying "Prescott is our quarterback and we are fired up about our future with him." Dallas will have the option of assigning a $37.7 million franchise tag to Prescott for 2021 if he and the team can't agree on a long-term deal.

November 9, 2020 1:00 PM EST

Dak Prescott: Officially moves to IR

The Cowboys placed Prescott (ankle) on injured reserve Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Prescott's spot on the 53-man roster will be taken up by Leighton Vander Esch (collarbone). The star quarterback is set to remain on IR to conclude the 2020 season due to his right ankle compound fracture and dislocation, but the Cowboys are hopeful he'll be ready to participate in offseason workouts as early as late April. Team owner Jerry Jones has suggested that he envisions Dallas retaining Prescott, though it remains to be seen whether a long-term deal will be negotiated. The Cowboys will also have the ability to assign Prescott the franchise tag for a second consecutive year, though such a move would raise his salary to $37.7 million.

October 19, 2020 11:28 AM EST

Dak Prescott: Should be ready for offseason work

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that he expects Prescott (ankle) will be ready to join the team for offseason workouts in late April or early May, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Analysis: A spring return to full activities essentially aligns with the 4-to-6-month recovery timeline Prescott received Monday after undergoing surgery to address the season-ending right ankle compound fracture and dislocation he suffered in the Week 5 win over the Giants. Even if his recovery proceeds as planned, Prescott may be reluctant to report for workouts until his contract situation is resolved. Prescott, who is playing under a $31.4 million franchise tag in 2020, could be tagged again in 2021 if he and the Cowboys aren't able to come to terms on a long-term deal. Jones has suggested that he's interested in retaining Prescott, though Jones noted Tuesday that he would like the coaching staff to be more judicious in how the quarterback is used as a runner coming off the major injury, according to Todd Archer of ESPN.com.

October 13, 2020 8:03 AM EST

Dak Prescott: Expects 4-to-6 month recovery

Prescott (ankle) has been given a four to six month recovery window and will be released from hospitalization Monday, Jane Slater of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Prescott's recovery timeframe sets him up to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a right ankle compound fracture and dislocation Sunday, for which he's since undergone successful surgery. Over five games in 2020, Prescott compiled 1,690 passing yards and a 9:3 TD:INT ratio, in addition to three rushing scores and a receiving touchdown. He'll now hand the reins over to Andy Dalton. The 27-year-old's anticipated rehab window hints at optimism that he could return for 2021 without major complications, though he doesn't yet have a contract with the Cowboys beyond this season.

October 12, 2020 8:12 AM EST

Dak Prescott: Surgery a success

Prescott has undergone successful surgery to address his right ankle compound fracture and dislocation Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Prescott had to undergo same-day surgery after suffering a devastating ankle injury against the Giants, and he'll now set his sights on what stands to be a long road to recovery. Given the severity of his injury, the Cowboys are expected to place Prescott on IR in the near future, while turning to Andy Dalton under center for the rest of the year. The 27-year-old doesn't currently have a contract with Dallas beyond the 2020 season.

October 11, 2020 8:33 PM EST

Dak Prescott: Likely done for the year

Prescott is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to a severe ankle injury sustained during Sunday's 37-34 win over the Giants, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Prescott had to be transported to a local Arlington hospital after suffering a right ankle compound fracture and dislocation Sunday, and he'll now undergo what is expected to be season-ending surgery to address the injury. The 27-year-old's 2020 campaign will come to an end with 1,856 passing yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions, a 16-game pace which would have put him on track to set multiple records. He also caught one touchdown versus the Giants. In Prescott's stead, Andy Dalton will step up under center and lead the Cowboys' passing attack for the rest of the year.

October 11, 2020 5:14 PM EST

Dak Prescott: Undergoing ankle surgery

Prescott will undergo surgery on his right ankle Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Prescott suffered what the Cowboys have termed a "serious right ankle injury" during Sunday's game against the Giants, as he had his leg twisted up while being tackled. The star quarterback had to be carted off the field and was immediately transported to a local Arlington hospital, where he'll undergo surgery. Andy Dalton will slot into the starting lineup for Dallas as long as Prescott remains out.

October 11, 2020 4:15 PM EST

Dak Prescott: Taken to hospital for evaluation

Prescott will be taken to a local hospital for evaluation after suffering a brutal ankle injury during Sunday's game against the Giants, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Prescott was carted off the field during the third quarter of Sunday's contest, when he suffered what the Cowboys have termed a "serious right ankle injury" while being tackled, as Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports. The Cowboys will rely on Andy Dalton under center for the remainder of Sunday's divisional match, and possibly for the foreseeable future, given the apparent severity of Prescott's injury.

October 11, 2020 4:02 PM EST

Dak Prescott: Suffers gruesome injury

Prescott was carted off the field during Sunday's game against the Giants after his lower right leg was bent awkwardly at the end of a tackle, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Considering the concern from both sidelines, Prescott seems poised to miss significant time with this injury. He'll end his day 14-for-21 passing for 166 yards and one interception, two carries for seven yards and an 11-yard touchdown grab on a trick play. Andy Dalton will take over for Prescott under center.

October 11, 2020 3:45 PM EST

Dak Prescott: Tops 500-yard mark vs. Browns

Prescott completed 41 of 58 pass attempts for 502 yards, four touchdowns and one interception Sunday against the Browns. He also carried two times for 12 yards in the 49-38 loss to the Browns.

Analysis: Prescott set a new career best in passing yardage as he attempted to help his team battle back from yet another deficit. He connected for two touchdowns with CeeDee Lamb while adding scores to Amari Cooper and Dalton Schultz as well. Unfortunately, Prescott's lone interception on the day came in the final minutes as Dallas looked to draw near after closing a significant gap, sealing another disappointing outcome. Prescott's tendency to play from behind has been a huge boon to his fantasy value thus far, as he's on pace for an unsustainable 6,760 yards and 36 touchdowns through a quarter of a season. Next Sunday's game script against the Giants could be slightly different, but Prescott should still be considered a top fantasy option for that contest.

October 4, 2020 2:14 PM EST

Dak Prescott: Huge numbers in loss

Prescott completed 37 of 57 passes for 472 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions in Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: The showdown against Russell Wilson didn't disappoint, as Prescott become only the second quarterback in NFL history to throw for at least 450 yards in back-to-back games. Unfortunately, this time around his efforts didn't result in a comeback win, as his desperation heave into the end zone in the final seconds was intercepted by Ryan Neal. Prescott will look to stay hot in Week 4 against a Browns defense that's already been lit up by Lamar Jackson and rookie Joe Burrow this season.

September 27, 2020 6:58 PM EST

Dak Prescott: Lucrative day against Falcons

Prescott went 34-for-47 passing with 450 yards and one passing touchdown, adding 18 yards and three touchdowns on five carries during Sunday's 40-39 win against the Falcons.

Analysis: As if the three rushing scores did not already boost him towards a week-winning fantasy performance Sunday, Prescott's 450 passing yards were good for the third-most in his 66 career regular-season outings. Prescott's performance may have been enhanced by game script, as Dallas fell into a 29-10 halftime deficit, forcing the quarterback to put up 28 pass attempts in the third and fourth quarters in order to execute a comeback. Already with 716 passing yards to his name in 2020, Prescott will next face a Seahawks defense that gave up 450 passing yards in its season debut.

September 20, 2020 4:46 PM EST

Dak Prescott: Falls short on SNF

Prescott completed 25 of 39 pass attempts for 266 yards and a touchdown, adding 30 yards on three rush attempts in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Prescott was having a steady night against a tough Rams defense, coming a questionable offensive pass interference call away from potentially tying or taking the lead late in the 4th quarter. Overall, it appears that new head coach Mike McCarthy is more willing to take risks with his playcalling, which could result in bigger fantasy totals (at the expense of efficiency) for his signal caller. The addition of 17th-overall pick, CeeDee Lamb, (five catches for 59 yards) to Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and Ezekiel Elliott gives Prescott the best supporting cast he has ever had as a pro. He gets a much softer matchup against the Falcons' defense in Week 2, so we may see the full potential of the Cowboys' offense unleashed Sunday.

September 14, 2020 2:17 AM EST

Dak Prescott: Will play under franchise tag

Prescott will play this coming season under the Cowboys' franchise tag.

Analysis: With the QB and the Cowboys unable to reach an agreement on a long-term extension by Wednesday's deadline, Prescott is now slated to earn $31.4 million in 2020 under the team's exclusive franchise tag, per ESPN's Todd Archer. The two sides won't be able to open up multi-year contract talks until after the coming season and it's possible that Prescott could be franchised again in 2021. In any case, the 26-year-old -- who logged a career high 4,902 passing yards in 2019 -- will continue to helm a Dallas offense that also features a strong wideout nucleus featuring Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and first-round draft pick CeeDee Lamb, as well as a top-tier running back in Ezekiel Elliott.

July 15, 2020 1:44 PM EST

Dak Prescott: Given final offer ahead of deadline

The Cowboys extended a final offer for a long-term contract to Prescott on Tuesday, Jane Slater of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Prescott and the Cowboys only have until the July 15 deadline this Wednesday to come to terms on a potential extension, otherwise the signal-caller will be locked in to the $31.4 million franchise tag he signed last month. The deal on the table reportedly includes between $33-35 million annually with over $100 million in total guarantees, terms reminiscent of the offer Dallas was rumored to have made Prescott back in March. Slater notes that the Cowboys presented the current offer despite the fact that the team hasn't had any recent discussions with Prescott, a hint that the two sides still aren't close to agreeing to terms on a multi-year deal.

July 14, 2020 6:48 PM EST

Dak Prescott: Extension talks not close

Prescott and the Cowboys aren't close agreeing on a long-term deal ahead of the July 15 deadline, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Prescott signed his $31.4 million franchise tag last month, which obligates him to show up for the start of training camp even if a long-term deal isn't reached by the looming July 15 deadline. The Cowboys have reportedly attempted to negotiate a five-year contract with Prescott, while the soon-to-be 27-year-old signal-caller has pursued a deal with an additional four years added on. The two sides now have just a handful of days to come to terms a multi-year agreement before the franchise tag gets locked in, though Watkins notes that the "situation could change."

July 12, 2020 3:10 PM EST

Dak Prescott: Signs franchise tag

Prescott signed his franchise tag from the Cowboys on Monday, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Analysis: The Cowboys extended the exclusive version of the tag, which gave Prescott no chance to talk with other organizations as a bargaining tool. Worth $31.4 million for the 2020 season, his representatives have until July 15 to reach agreement on a contract extension, but those talks have stalled as the Cowboys are aiming to lock Prescott in to a five-year deal while the quarterback is seeking four more years. In any case, Prescott now is obligated to report for the start of training camp.

June 22, 2020 1:01 PM EST

Dak Prescott: Plans to sign franchise tender

Prescott intends to sign his $31.4 million franchise tender with the Cowboys by Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The two sides still have until July 15 to agreed to an extension, but signing the tender means Prescott will be contractually obligated to report for the start of training camp. The 26-year-old has been in communication with new coach Mike McCarthy despite not participating in the team's offseason program, but due to the offseason restrictions from COVID-19, he hasn't missed any on-field activities.

June 21, 2020 11:51 AM EST

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