Former NFL quarterback Carson Palmer, who was essentially the Cincinnati Bengals Organization and to the Oakland Raiders before joining the Cardinals of Arizona, told 105.3 The fan on Thursday, Prescott should consider taking less money when negotiating his contract.
“I love Dak’s game. I think it’s great. I think he shouldn’t be shooting at the moon,” said Palmer. “There’s a lot financially involved as a quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, so you don’t have to be the highest-paid quarterback in the league.
“You can make as much as the highest paid quarterback in the league if you are the Dallas Cowboys quarterback if you take less. Because if you win in Dallas, watch today’s TV channels. You have Troy Aikman, Jason Witten and Tony Romo all in nationally televised games. Partly because of their career as a player, but a lot of it is because they played for the Dallas Cowboys. They are a household name. They have seen Dak in tons of commercials and endorsements You can make the same top notch money by being Dak and taking a little less and you keep all the players around you within the salary cap structure. “
Prescott was the best cowboys quarterback since Romo. He emerged as a top quarterback in 2019 when he set career highs at passing yards (4,902) and touchdown passes (30).
Dallas was 2-3 when he started but finished 6-10 between Andy Dalton and Ben DiNucci, who played for him.
Prescott received the franchise tag last off-season and signed the 1-year contract for $ 31.4 million. Depending on the 2021 salary, the franchise day for quarterbacks could be lowered in 2021.
Either way, Dallas and Prescott made the decision to go for this off-season.