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Dak Prescott

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Cowboys, QB Age: 27-255d Exp: 5 Years
Drafted: Round 4 (#135 overall), 2016 College: Mississippi State Agent(s): Todd France (CAA Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    Dak Prescott signed a 4 year, $160,000,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including a $66,000,000 signing bonus, $126,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $40,000,000. In 2021, Prescott will earn a base salary of $9,000,000 and a signing bonus of $66,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $22,200,000 and a dead cap value of $95,000,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $160,000,000
    Signing Bonus $66,000,000
    Average Salary $40,000,000
    Total Guarantees $126,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $95,000,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 28 $9,000,000 $13,200,000 - $22,200,000 $95,000,000 $75,000,000($75,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $95,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-72,800,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $66,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-43,800,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $42,200,000 2022 Dead Cap: $52,800,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-20,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $13,200,000 2022 Dead Cap: $52,800,000 2021 Cap Savings: $9,000,000
    2022 Contract details by year 29 $20,000,000 $13,200,000 - $33,200,000 $72,800,000 $20,000,000($95,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $72,800,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-39,600,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $52,800,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-19,600,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $33,200,000 2023 Dead Cap: $39,600,000 2022 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $13,200,000 2023 Dead Cap: $39,600,000 2022 Cap Savings: $20,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year 30 $31,000,000 $13,200,000 - $44,200,000 $39,600,000 $31,000,000($126,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $39,600,000 2023 Cap Savings: $4,600,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $39,600,000 2023 Cap Savings: $4,600,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $13,200,000 2024 Dead Cap: $26,400,000 2023 Cap Savings: $31,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $13,200,000 2024 Dead Cap: $26,400,000 2023 Cap Savings: $31,000,000

    Potential Out: 2024, 3 yr, $126,000,000; $26,400,000 dead cap

    2024 Contract details by year 31 $29,000,000 $13,200,000 $5,000,000 $47,200,000 $26,400,000 $34,000,000($160,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $26,400,000 2024 Cap Savings: $20,800,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $26,400,000 2024 Cap Savings: $20,800,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $13,200,000 2025 Dead Cap: $13,200,000 2024 Cap Savings: $34,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $13,200,000 2025 Dead Cap: $13,200,000 2024 Cap Savings: $34,000,000
    2025 Contract details by year 32 - $13,200,000 - $13,200,000 $13,200,000 -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $13,200,000 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $13,200,000 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $13,200,000 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $13,200,000 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $0
    2026 Contract details by year 33 - - - - - -
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $0 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2027 Dead Cap: $0 2026 Cap Savings: $0
    2025 Free Agent Year 34 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $95M fully guaranteed (signing bonus + 2021 salary + 2022 salary)
    • $31M 2023 salary fully guarantees on the 5th league day of 2022 (injury guaranteed now)
    • 2024 Roster Bonus: $5M (5th league day of 2024)
    • Annual $500,000 deescalator for missing workouts
    • No-Tag clause
    • No-Trade clause
    • 2025-2026 are void years for cap purposes, automatically void the last league day of 2024
    • 2026 void year will allow the 2022 base salary to be restructured
    • Annual Super Bowl win + 50% snaps: $1M
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2020-2020Franchise Tag

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $31,409,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $31,409,000
    Total Guarantees $31,409,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $31,409,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2016-2019Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,723,393
    Signing Bonus $383,393
    Average Salary $680,848
    Total Guarantees $383,393
    Guaranteed at Signing $383,393
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $450,000 $383,393 - - - - $343,544 $1,176,937
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $540,000 - - - - - $401,006 $941,006
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $630,000 - - - - - - $630,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $2,025,000 - - - - - $130,229 $2,155,229
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $31,409,000 - - - - - - $31,409,000
    5 seasons $35,054,000 $383,393 - - - - $874,779 $36,312,172
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $9,000,000 $66,000,000 - - - - - $75,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - - - - - $20,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $31,000,000 - - - - - - $31,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $29,000,000 - $5,000,000 - - - - $34,000,000
    $124,054,000 $66,383,393 $5,000,000 - - - $874,779 $196,312,172
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $35,054,000 $383,393 - - - - $874,779 $36,312,172
  • Transactions

    Mar 9 2021Signed a 4 year $160 million contract extension with Dallas (DAL)
    Mar 9 2021Offered a 1 year $37.69 million franchise tag by Dallas (DAL)
    May 31 2016Signed a 4 year $2.72 million contract with Dallas (DAL)
    Apr 30 2016Drafted by Dallas (DAL): Round 4 (#135 overall)
    Apr 30 2016Drafted by Dallas (DAL): Round 4 (#135 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Dak Prescott ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Pass Att Pass Cmp Pass Cmp% Pass Yds Pass Yds/Gm Pass TD Pass INT Pass Rating Rush Att Rush Yds Rush TD Fum Prod Pts
    2020 DAL 5 5 4 360 33.1 222 151 68 1856 371.20 9 4 99.61 18 93 3 3 134.64
    2019 DAL 16 16 16 1125 99.6 596 388 65.1 4902 306.38 30 11 99.69 52 277 3 6 337.78
    2018 DAL 16 16 16 1073 99.4 526 356 67.7 3884 242.75 22 8 96.86 75 305 6 12 285.86
    2017 DAL 16 16 16 1053 98.6 490 308 62.9 3324 207.75 22 13 86.64 57 357 6 4 260.66
    2016 DAL 16 16 16 1013 101.6 459 311 67.8 3667 229.19 23 4 104.91 57 282 6 9 286.88
    Totals 69 69 68 4,624 - 2,293 1,514 66.0 17,633 255.55 106 40 - 259 1,314 24 34 1,305.82
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 4 yrs, $147,288,320
    • Avg. Salary: $36,822,080
    • NFL Rank: 3
    • QB Rank: 3

    Previous Contract

    • Free Agent:
    • Avg. Salary: -
    • NFL Rank: 0
    • QB Rank: 0

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Dak Prescott to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Carson Wentz 4 $128,000,000 $32,000,000 26
    Patrick Mahomes 10 $450,000,000 $45,000,000 24
    Deshaun Watson 4 $156,000,000 $39,000,000 24
    Russell Wilson 4 $140,000,000 $35,000,000 30
    Averages 5.5 $218,500,000 $39,727,273 26


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Prescott's current age (27), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    5 $196,620,370 $39,324,074


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Prescott statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Passing Yards, Passing Touchdowns, Passing Interceptions, Completion %, Passer Rating, Rushing Yards, Rating

    Player GP% Pass Yds/GM Pass TD/GM Pass Int/GM Pass Comp% Pass Rat Rush Yds/GM Rating
    Carson Wentz 2017-2018, PHI 75 265.42 2.25 0.58 64.9 102.02 16.33 82.15
    Patrick Mahomes 2018-2019, KC 93.75 304.27 2.53 0.57 65.97 109.58 16.33 88.65
    Deshaun Watson 2018-2019, HOU 96.88 258.61 1.68 0.68 67.79 100.55 31.1 81.8
    Russell Wilson 2017-2018, SEA 100 232.22 2.16 0.56 63.44 103.13 30.06 83
    Average 91.41 265.13 2.16 0.60 65.53 103.82 23.46 83.90
    Dak Prescott 2018-2020 77.08 287.62 1.65 0.62 66.93 98.73 18.24 80.03
    % Change -15.68% 8.48% -23.61% -3.33% 2.14% -4.90% -22.25% -4.61%
    Median Prime % Change -4.76%
    Average Prime % Change -7.97%


    Calculated Market Value: Dak Prescott

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

    Terms Avg. Salary
    4 years, $147,288,320 $36,822,080