FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys are not exactly positive what will happen with quarterback Dak Prescott and restricted close Jason Witten over the following few weeks, but the group is prepared to at the very least secure that their 2019 backups are below contract for 2020.
The Cowboys are probably to use the 2nd-round tender on restricted close Blake Jarwin, which should cost all over $3.3 million, and the $two.1 million unique tender on quarterback Cooper Hurry, two of their limited absolutely free agents, in accordance to sources.
Jarwin would be an eye-catching player in limited absolutely free company if the group does not set the 2nd-round tender on him for the reason that he would not need any compensation in return due to the fact he was undrafted in 2017. Hurry was also undrafted but has thrown just a few frequent-period passes.
The Cowboys spoke with Jarwin’s agent, Kelli Masters, very last week at the NFL scouting merge about a opportunity very long-term deal. Witten mentioned not too long ago he is open to returning in 2020 with the Cowboys or enjoying somewhere else, but very last week proprietor and common manager Jerry Jones mentioned he would hope the 16-yr restricted close would under no circumstances have on an additional uniform.
Jarwin caught 31 passes for 365 yards and a few touchdowns in 2019 and would be expected to perform a lot more snaps should Witten leave the Cowboys.
The Cowboys have until following week to indicator Prescott to a very long-term deal in advance of needing to put the franchise tag on the quarterback. The Cowboys achieved briefly with Prescott’s agent, Todd France, very last week in Indianapolis and hope to ignite talks towards an arrangement that will make Prescott the quarterback well into the potential. According to sources, the Cowboys available Prescott a deal that averaged $33 million a yr very last period.
If the Cowboys use the franchise designation on Prescott, they will have to make a decision irrespective of whether to use the non-special tag (value approximately $27 million in 2020) or special tag (value approximately $34 million). Underneath the special tag, Prescott could not negotiate with other teams, but it could most likely drive up the common for every yr on a multiyear arrangement.
The only quarterback at this time below contract for 2020 for the Cowboys is Clayton Thorson, who spent very last period on the exercise squad. The limited absolutely free-agent tenders are not certain, and the Cowboys could search to absolutely free company or the draft for a backup competitiveness with Hurry and Thorson.