Doomsday

High Plains Drifter
Worth every penny......
It comes right back around to what I've continually said: We should have used the non-exclusive tag on him and let him test the real market. He proved he was negotiating in bad faith when he refused our generous contract offer going in to last season. Even people who were scobbing his knob for real such as Cowherd are now saying what I've said.

Jerry should pull the tag. Today.
 

Scot

Quality Starter
This was taken from an article posted on the NFL app and it talks about the best deep ball passers in 2019

“Everybody loves the deep ball.
Nothing else in sport is quite as beautiful as a quarterback dropping back, stepping up into the pocket and launching a high-arcing gift of a pass to an intended target well down the field. The completion is a work of art -- the product of 11 players working together, with two of those 11 so in sync that they make an unlikely event a reality.
The NFL game itself has evolved from one that depended on the run as its primary means of achievement, to one that used the run to set up the pass, to one that uses short passes (and some runs) to set up the deep strike. Quarterbacks in today's league are quite prolific when it comes to connecting with downfield targets. Who's the best? We dove into the Next Gen Stats searching for an answer to that question.
Much like the first piece in this series, the main metric we'll use for this exercise is completion percentage above expectation, which is the difference between a quarterback's actual completion percentage and expected completion percentage. A positive difference indicates performance above expectation, while a negative difference indicates performance below expectation. We added a wrinkle to narrow the window down to deep passes, eliminating all attempts below 20 air yards.
As a result, the total attempts for each passer are below 100. It's a smaller sample size, but if quarterbacks attempted deep passes 300 times a season, their teams wouldn't move the ball with any consistency. They'd be boom-or-bust to a staggering degree.
Let's get to the numbers to fill out the top 10:


Ranked #1
Dak Prescott
Dak Prescott
Dallas Cowboys · QB
Comp pct: 44.4. Expected comp pct: 31. Difference: +13.4 percentage points.
TD-to-INT ratio: 6:2. Passer rating: 109.7.
Surprised? Cowboys fans might not be, but I'm sure plenty of you are. This will be an interesting exercise because plenty of those reading will be upset by Dak's No. 1 ranking. But look: This is what the numbers say. No one was better at exceeding passing expectations on deep balls in 2019 than Prescott.
The fine folks embedded in the Next Gen Stats bunker took the time to poke their heads above the blinking lights and buttons to tell me this metric was designed to best capture how well a quarterback is playing when also considering the surrounding circumstances. Even with their amount of talent, the Cowboys weren't a great team in 2019. Prescott's receiving corps relied mostly on Amari Cooper -- who was very efficient on deep targets, catching 12 passes for 386 yards and two touchdowns -- Michael Gallup and Randall Cobb, with a very rare contribution from Tavon Austin. First-round pick CeeDee Lamb should make life better for Prescott in 2020, and if he can continue to complete unlikely deep passes better than most, this Dallas offense might become really explosive. But again, this is also about making the most of surrounding circumstances, and Prescott excelled in that department in 2019.

Ranked #2
Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson
Seattle Seahawks · QB


Comp pct: 42.7. Expected comp pct: 29.9. Difference: +12.8 percentage points.
TD-to-INT ratio: 11:2. Passer rating: 119.2.
 

Dodger12

Super Moderator
It comes right back around to what I've continually said: We should have used the non-exclusive tag on him and let him test the real market. He proved he was negotiating in bad faith when he refused our generous contract offer going in to last season. Even people who were scobbing his knob for real such as Cowherd are now saying what I've said.

Jerry should pull the tag. Today.
It'll be interesting to see how this plays out and it can go a number of different ways. Dak's saving grace may b the virus which may push back training camp and the season. I'm almost done with him, to be honest (yeah...big surprise there). It's gotten to the point of greed and over-valuing his worth as a QB.
 

Doomsday

High Plains Drifter
Dak just turned down a 5 year $175 million dollar contract which would have made him the highest paid QB in NFL History

Seriously? Wtf?

Jerry should pull the tag. Today
Like I said.
 

Sal Monella

Man among boys


The Cowboys have until July 15 to hammer out a new deal with Dak Prescott. Apparently, they’re not all that close to an agreement. So far, the talks have consisted of the Cowboys pushing for a longer deal and the quarterback gunning for a shorter contract, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter).

There’s little doubt that Dak Prescott’s next deal will make him a very, very rich man. However, Schefter’s report indicates that there’s no truth to a recent rumor that made the rounds on Wednesday. The internet was buzzing with talk of a five-year, $175M offer for the quarterback, yet it sounds like the Cowboys haven’t gotten to the proposal stage.

Currently, Prescott is slated to earn ~$31.4M in 2020, per the terms of the franchise tag. If they can’t come to terms on an extension by July 15, they’ll have to wait until after the season to restart talks. There’s clear mutual interest in a multi-year arrangement, but Prescott wants a shorter deal so that he can cash in all over again with youth on his side. The Cowboys want a longer deal, one that won’t completely break the bank.

“There’s all sorts of analytics out there that show if your quarterback takes up too big a percentage of your salary cap, it decreases your chances to win,” COO Stephen Jones said recently. “We’re just trying to figure out the right fit. No one wants to sign Dak to a longer term deal more than Jerry and myself. We’re on the record time and time again on what we think of him as a leader. He has the ‘it’ factor. He’s a fierce competitor. He wants to win as well, and it’s just gotta be right for him and right for us.”

Prescott, a two-time Pro Bowler, threw for 4,902 yards and 30 touchdowns in 2019. He’s believed to be seeking a deal that would make him the league’s highest-paid quarterback, vaulting him ahead of Seahawks star Russell Wilson and his $35M average annual value.
 

Sal Monella

Man among boys


The entire Dak Prescott situation with the Dallas Cowboys has gotten out of control in the media. Whether it being the offseason or not, reports continue to surface at nearly every turn.

Recent reports suggest the Cowboys have offered Prescott a five-year, $175 million contract. In turn, Prescott is said to be seeking $45 million for the fifth year. This follows reports that the franchise-tagged signal caller is hopeful for a shorter deal at four years. Dallas wants him to commit to five years.

Now, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network says that Prescott’s representation and the Cowboys insist the reports of a $175 million offer and Prescott’s demand for that fifth year are false.


Given the expected increase in the salary cap over the next few seasons and the fact that the quarterback market continues to reset itself, it would make sense that Prescott wants a huge sum for a fifth season. Those reports seemed to have some substance.

However, agent Todd France and his client are now pushing back against those reports. Given the Cowboys leaked to NFL Media that the reports are also false, we have absolutely no idea what to think.

What we do know is that Prescott will earn $31.41 million under the franchise tag next season. The two sides have until July 15 to work out a long-term deal.
 

Sal Monella

Man among boys


Rumors about the Dallas Cowboys and quarterback Dak Prescott failing to come to terms on a five-year contract that could be worth up to $175 million in total money may have been exaggerated.

On Wednesday, former quarterback and current NBC Sports analyst Chris Simms told a Dallas radio station those were the numbers he heard regarding a deal the Cowboys offered Prescott.

Simms added that Prescott wanted the final year of that contract to pay him $45 million.

On Thursday afternoon, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport denied that story and went so far to say no such discussion between the two parties ever happened:


As noted by Rapoport, July 15 is deadline day for contract talks. If no long-term deal is agreed upon by Prescott and the Cowboys, the QB, who turns 27 in July, will play under the franchise tag the club used to retain his services in March.

The Washington Redskins twice used the franchise tag to keep QB Kirk Cousins before the club let him enter free agency. Cousins signed with the Minnesota Vikings in March 2018.
 

Doomsday

High Plains Drifter
45 million?

What utter nonsense. Let him go.
It's just 45 mil for that 5th year Jerry keeps insisting on. Not for every year. Money isn't and hasn't been the holdup - Jerry's had the checkbook open from the start. Dak wants a 3 or 4 year deal so he can get another big bite of the apple. Doesn't want to be locked in when salary cap and QB contracts explode. He might even refuse the franchise tender and sit out a year. It's a hostile and bad faith negotiation on his part.
 

Whiz

Spectator
Dak is a middle of the road quarterback, who has won nothing, and as such should not be paid what he is asking. In fact he should be traded. Dalton, who has experience and credentials should be the starter. Draft a quarterback in 2021 draft !
 

MrB

Draft Pick
It's just 45 mil for that 5th year Jerry keeps insisting on. Not for every year. Money isn't and hasn't been the holdup - Jerry's had the checkbook open from the start. Dak wants a 3 or 4 year deal so he can get another big bite of the apple. Doesn't want to be locked in when salary cap and QB contracts explode. He might even refuse the franchise tender and sit out a year. It's a hostile and bad faith negotiation on his part.
I still stand by my stance that if Dak plays under the franchise tag this season (or sits out) he will not be a member of the Cowboys in 2021.


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Scot

Quality Starter
Dak is a middle of the road quarterback, who has won nothing, and as such should not be paid what he is asking. In fact he should be traded. Dalton, who has experience and credentials should be the starter. Draft a quarterback in 2021 draft !
Not to burst your bubble, but Dak has more playoff wins than Dalton

Which isn’t hard to do considering Dalton has zero wins in the post season. He went to the playoffs 4 years in a row and lost every time.

So technically Dalton is the one who has won nothing.
 

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