Dak Prescott

Dallas Cowboys, Quarterback
Age: 30-334d (Jul 29, 1993)
Exp: 9 Years
Country: US
College: Mississippi State
Drafted: Round 4 (#135 overall), 2016
Agent(s): Todd France (CAA Sports)
2024 Cap Hit

$55,455,000

2024 Cash

$34,000,000

Career Earnings

$162,317,825

2021-2024 Extension (CURRENT)

Dak Prescott signed a 4 year , $160,000,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including $66,000,000 signing bonus, $126,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $40,000,000. In 2024, Prescott will earn a base salary of $29,000,000 and a restructure bonus of $5,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $55,455,000 and a dead cap value of $66,915,000.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $160,000,000
Average Salary:
$40,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$66,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$95,000,000
Total GTD:
$126,000,000
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2021 28 $17,200,000 9.42% $75,000,000 $75,000,000 $95,000,000
2022 29 $19,730,000 9.48% $20,000,000 $95,000,000 $108,800,000
2023 30 $26,832,647 11.94% $31,000,000 $126,000,000 $89,070,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2024, 3 YR, $126,000,000; $66,915,000 DEAD CAP
2024 31 $55,455,000 21.71% $34,000,000 $160,000,000 $66,915,000
2025 32
Void
UFA
$40,460,000 14.80% - - $40,460,000
2026
Void
$12,005,000 4.11% - - -
2027
Void
$1,000,000 0.32% - - -
2028
Void
$1,000,000 0.30% - - -
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Restructure Proration Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2021 28 $2,750,000 $13,200,000 $1,250,000 $17,200,000 9.42% $95,000,000
2022 29 $1,600,000 $13,200,000 $4,930,000 $19,730,000 9.48% $108,800,000
2023 30 $1,700,000 $13,200,000 $11,932,647 $26,832,647 11.94% $89,070,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2024, 3 YR, $126,000,000; $66,915,000 DEAD CAP
2024 31 $29,000,000 $13,200,000 $13,255,000 $55,455,000 21.71% $66,915,000
2025 32
Void
UFA
- $13,200,000 $13,255,000 $40,460,000 14.80% $40,460,000
2026
Void
- - $12,005,000 $12,005,000 4.11% -
2027
Void
- - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 0.32% -
2028
Void
- - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 0.30% -
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Restructure Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2021 28 $2,750,000 $66,000,000 $6,250,000 $75,000,000 $75,000,000 $75,000,000 $40,000,000
2022 29 $1,600,000 - $18,400,000 $20,000,000 $95,000,000 $47,500,000 $28,333,333
2023 30 $1,700,000 - $29,300,000 $31,000,000 $126,000,000 $42,000,000 $32,500,000
2024 31 $29,000,000 - $5,000,000 $34,000,000 $160,000,000 $40,000,000 $34,000,000
2025 32
Void
- - - - - - -
2026 33
Void
- - - - - - -
2027 34
Void
- - - - - - -
2028 35
Void
- - - - - - -
Contract Notes
  • $95M fully guaranteed (signing bonus + 2021 salary + 2022 salary)
  • $31M 2023 salary fully guarantees on 3/20/2022 (injury guaranteed now)
  • 2024 Roster Bonus: $5M (3/18/2024)
  • Annual $500,000 deescalator for missing workouts
  • No-Tag clause
  • No-Trade clause
  • 2025-2028 are void years for cap purposes, automatically void 2 days prior to the start of the 2025 league year
  • 2026 void year will allow the 2022 base salary to be restructured
  • Annual Super Bowl win + 50% snaps: $1M
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2020-2020 Franchise Tag

Dak Prescott signed a 1 year , $31,409,000 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including $31,409,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $31,409,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $31,409,000
Average Salary:
$31,409,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
GTD at Sign:
$31,409,000
Total GTD:
$31,409,000
Free Agent:
2021 / UFA
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2016-2019 Rookie

Dak Prescott signed a 4 year , $2,723,393 contract with the Dallas Cowboys, including $383,393 signing bonus, $383,393 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $680,848.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $2,723,393
Average Salary:
$680,848
Signing Bonus:
$383,393
GTD at Sign:
$383,393
Total GTD:
$383,393
Free Agent:
2020 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$162,317,825

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2016 23
Active
$1,176,937
$1,176,937
2017 24
Active
$941,006
$2,117,943
2018 25
Active
$630,000
$2,747,943
2019 26
Active
$2,155,229
$4,903,172
2020 27
Injured
$31,414,653
$36,317,825
2021 28
Active
$75,000,000
$111,317,825
2022 29
Active
$20,000,000
$131,317,825
2023 30
Active
$31,000,000
$162,317,825
Nfc Pro Bowl:QB All NFL (2nd)
Total      
$162,317,825
$162,317,825
2024 31
Active
$34,000,000
Total
$196,317,825
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2016
23
$450,000
$383,393
$343,544
$1,176,937
$1,176,937
2017
24
$540,000
$401,006
$941,006
$2,117,943
2018
25
$630,000
$630,000
$2,747,943
2019
26
$2,025,000
$130,229
$2,155,229
$4,903,172
2020
27
$31,409,000
$5,653
$31,414,653
$36,317,825
2021
28
$2,750,000
$66,000,000
$6,250,000
$75,000,000
$111,317,825
2022
29
$1,600,000
$18,400,000
$20,000,000
$131,317,825
2023
30
$1,700,000
$29,300,000
$31,000,000
$162,317,825
Total
$41,104,000
$66,383,393
$53,950,000
$880,432
$162,317,825
$162,317,825
2024
31
$29,000,000
$5,000,000
$34,000,000
Total
$70,104,000
$66,383,393
$58,950,000
$880,432
$196,317,825

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
8 $41,104,000 $66,383,393 - $53,950,000 - $880,432 $162,317,825

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2020 DAL 6 - 17 Ankle
  • Mar 18, 2024 Converted a $5M roster bonus into signing bonus, adding 2 additional void years, clearing $4M of cap with Dallas (DAL)
  • Mar 10, 2023 Converted $29.2M of 2023 salary into signing bonus, clearing $22M of cap with Dallas (DAL)
  • Dec 09, 2022 Fined $13,261 Excessive Celebration against Indianapolis (IND)
  • Mar 08, 2022 Converted $18.4M of 2022 salary into signing bonus, clearing $14.4M of cap space with Dallas (DAL)
  • Jan 20, 2022 Fined $25,000 Conduct detrimental to the league (comments toward officials)
  • Sep 07, 2021 Converted $6.25M of 2021 salary into bonus, clearing $5M of cap space with Dallas (DAL)
  • Mar 09, 2021 Signed a 4 year $160 million contract extension with Dallas (DAL)
  • Mar 09, 2021 Offered a 1 year $37.69 million franchise tag by Dallas (DAL)
  • Mar 16, 2020 Signed a 1 year $31.4 million franchise tag by Dallas (DAL)
  • May 31, 2016 Signed a 4 year $2.72 million contract with Dallas (DAL)
  • Apr 30, 2016 Drafted by Dallas (DAL): Round 4 (#135 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Jan 20, 2022 Conduct detrimental to the league (comments toward officials) $25,000
Dec 09, 2022 Excessive Celebration against Indianapolis (IND) $13,261
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Pass Attempts Pass Completions Pass Completion % Pass Yards Pass Yards/Gm Pass Touchdowns Pass Interceptions Pass Rating Rush Attempts Rush Yards Rush Touchdowns Fum
2023 DAL 17 16 1,050 94.40 590 410 69.5 4,516 265.6 36 9 105.87 55 242 2 4
2022 DAL 12 12 821 70.70 394 261 66.2 2,860 238.3 23 15 91.13 45 182 1 4
2021 DAL 16 16 1,114 90.70 596 410 68.8 4,449 278.1 37 10 104.22 48 146 1 14
2020 DAL 5 4 360 93.80 222 151 68.0 1,856 371.2 9 4 99.61 18 93 3 3
2019 DAL 16 16 1,125 99.60 596 388 65.1 4,902 306.4 30 11 99.69 52 277 3 6
2018 DAL 16 16 1,073 99.40 526 356 67.7 3,884 242.8 22 8 96.86 75 305 6 12
2017 DAL 16 16 1,053 98.60 490 308 62.9 3,324 207.8 22 13 86.64 57 357 6 4
2016 DAL 16 16 1,013 95.60 459 311 67.8 3,667 229.2 23 4 104.91 57 282 6 9

Calculated Market Value

Market Value

  • 4 years, $212,252,312
  • Avg. Salary: $53,063,078
  • NFL Rank: 2
  • QB Rank: 2

Current Contract

  • Free Agent: 2025
  • Avg. Salary: $40,000,000
  • NFL Rank: 12
  • QB Rank: 12

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
Justin Herbert 5 $262,500,000 $52,500,000 25
Joe Burrow 5 $275,000,000 $55,000,000 26
Trevor Lawrence 5 $275,000,000 $55,000,000 24
Jared Goff 4 $212,000,000 $53,000,000 29
Averages 5 $256,125,000 $53,875,000 26.0

Base Calculated Value

After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Prescott's current age (30), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

Length Value Avg. Salary
5 $269,807,690 $53,961,538

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: GP%, Pass Yds/Gm, Pass TD/Gm, Pass INT/Gm, Pass Comp%, Pass Rat, Rush Yds/Gm, GP/Yr, Rating

Player GP% Pass Yds/Gm Pass TD/Gm Pass INT/Gm Pass Comp% Pass Rat Rush Yds/Gm GP/Yr Rating
Justin Herbert
2021-2022
100.00 286.85 1.85 0.74 67.05 95.41 13.21 17.00 84.35
Joe Burrow
2021-2022
96.97 283.94 2.16 0.81 69.35 104.52 11.72 16.00 91.20
Trevor Lawrence
2022-2023
100.00 246.33 1.39 0.67 65.95 91.85 19.09 16.50 78.55
Jared Goff
2022-2023
103.03 265.09 1.74 0.56 66.20 98.62 2.76 17.00 78.40
Average 100.00 270.55 1.79 0.70 67.14 97.60 11.70 16.63 83.13
Dak Prescott
2022-2023
87.88 254.34 2.03 0.83 67.85 98.50 14.62 14.50 81.40
Pct Change -12.12 -5.99 13.41 -18.57 1.06 0.92 24.96 -12.81 -2.08
Median Prime % Change -2.08%
Average Prime % Change -1.25%

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, $212,252,312 $53,063,078
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