The long wait is over, and it appears that it is worth it.
After months of inactivity on behalf of the Cowboys about quarterback Dac Prescott, it appears that Dallas will make a major investment in the sixth-year signal-caller. According to a report by ESPN's Adam Shekre, Prescott signed a four-year deal worth $ 160 million on Monday.
It reportedly includes a $ 126 million guaranteed and NFL-record $ 66 million signing bonus; Ian Rapoport of NFL Network said the contract also included no-trade and no-tag clauses.
The Cowboys are offering Duck Prescott a four-year, $ 160 million deal, including a record $ 126 million guarantee, the source tells ESPN.
Average $ 42 million per year in the first three years.
After Adam Adam (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2021
Full terms on postal Prescott contract: 4 years, $ 160M, up to $ 164M. He gets a no-trade clause and no tag provision. The guarantee is $ 126M. On Large scale.
– Ian Rapport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2021
MORE: The Cowboys doubles up on franchise tag vs. for a long-term deal
Naturally, it is the absurd amount of money paired with the franchise – as well as the time it takes to make the deal – that caused Twitter's mass outburst among NFL fans.
Below are some of the best news reactions:
Yo !!!!! @ Dak!!! Congratulations brotha well deserved… crap i feel like i got paid !!!
– Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) March 8, 2021
So today in a very brief chat with Dac Prescott, he told me that he is going nowhere and that he planned to be “a cowboy for life”! … just didn't think that the rest of his life was going to start today!
– Nick Eatman (@nickeatman) March 9, 2021
Cowboys fans last year when they lost in the first round because they didn't have a Deeks Prescott for Cowboys fans next year pic.twitter.com/m2qb8R90X4
– NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) March 9, 2021