The Dallas Cowboys Have Reportedly Extended Dak Prescott

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The Dallas Cowboys Have Reportedly Extended Dak Prescott

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The quarterback market shrinks by one.

A Texas-sized one at that:

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport tweets the Cowboys and Dak Prescott have a deal. And it’s a whopper. The early indications are it’s a 4-year pact worth up to $160 million and includes $126 million in guarantees. It also includes no-trade protection, which must be comforting in times like these where QB movement is all the rage.

Prescott, 27, has averaged more than 3,900 passing yards and 24 touchdowns in his first four seasons in the league. He would’ve likely put up some bonkers numbers had he not suffered a gruesome leg injury early in the regular season.

But all of that aside, there’s a much bigger implication here. If you recall, there were some hints that Prescott could hit the market this offseason, and we had hoped the Bears would be involved if he did (given their interest in other franchise-caliber QBs this offseason, that’s hardly a wild expectation). But with that extension in place, you can cross Prescott off the theoretical list for Chicago. And that’s not all. If you recall, Bears target Russell Wilson previously said he’d accept a trade to just four teams, one of which was the Cowboys. Obviously, that’s no longer going to happen. So we’re officially down to three. So there’s a little good, a little bad, but on the whole, I think this is a net-positive for any rumor-hunters out there looking for scraps that imply improving odds for Wilson to Chicago.

We’ll have more as this develops.

Michael Cerami contributed to this post.

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.