Then get an opt out option for the fifth year. If he's worth what he thinks he is, they'll carry him to the bank on a chariot. If he's not, it'll bite him and he'll be free to try and sucker some other team out of that much money. Better planning and optics than dragging your feet and looking like an ass...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.