Cowboys news: Jared Goff’s influence on Dak Prescott’s future contract

Jared Goff extension won’t make Dak Prescott deal any cheaper – Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk

Dak Prescott was already expected to be paid handsomely, but now the price tag keeps increasing further into the offseason.

Dak Prescott should be sending Jared Goff a fruit basket. Or maybe a whole orchard.

Goff’s new contract, with a new-money average of $53 million per year, will give Prescott even more leverage in his effort to get his third deal from the Dallas Cowboys.

Prescott already had plenty of leverage, thanks to a cap number in excess of $55 million this year and a straight line to free agency in 2025. The Goff deal gives Prescott even more reason to dig in and push for more than whatever the Cowboys were willing to pay.

And it proves yet again that waiting is almost always a mistake by the team. In nearly every case, the passage of time makes a deal more expensive. Only a truly serious injury or a dramatic dip in performance will work to a team’s benefit when the team drags its feet.

The Cowboys have a bad habit of dragging their feet when it comes to contracts for key young players. They did it with Dak starting in 2019. They did it with running back Ezekiel Elliott, who held out for much of his fourth training camp. They’re doing it with receiver CeeDee Lamb and with Dak a second time. And they quite possibly will do it with linebacker Micah Parsons.

Dallas Cowboys superstar named president of Bleacher Report’s B/R Gridiron – Lawrence Dow, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The Dallas Cowboys All-Pro pass rusher has had quite the offseason.

Dallas Cowboys star Micah Parsons and Bleacher Report announced a multi-year extension on Tuesday which made the ex-Defensive Rookie of the Year the president of B/R Gridiron.

B/R Gridiron is the No. 1 digital sports publisher on NFL Sundays according to the release and Parsons will help oversee content strategy, new programming and design merchandise for its approximately 2.5 million fans.

Parsons will continue his show “The Edge with Micah Parsons,” and spoke on the collaboration between him and Bleacher Report in a press release that announced the extension.

“Working with Bleacher Report on The Edge has given me the desire to want to share my view of the game even more,” said Parsons, “Being able to create something dynamic for fans alongside a content team like B/R Gridiron, is a chance for me to flex different muscles than the ones I’m using each week on the field, plus it will just be fun.”

Parsons also announced a new deal with Adidas on Monday that will see him wear select Adidas apparel and footwear on the gridiron.

Solari on Guyton, Beebe changes; Bass in new role – Patrik Walker,

The Cowboys offensive line coach speaks about his new recruits.

Guyton, a former right tackle at Oklahoma, is being transitioned to left tackle.

“He’s working hard, and he’s doing a nice job in the transition,” said offensive line coach Mike Solari, speaking after the team’s first practice that mixed veterans with rookies. “It’s a little bit different, but he’s an athletic guy so there will be no problem for him making that adjustment. It’s exciting to work him at the left tackle spot, because we believe that’s where he can be his best.”

Beebe, a former left tackle at Kansas State, is being assigned to center.

“He’s working at center right now,” said Solari. “He has the flexibility and versatility, but we want him to focus on the center position. … Great job by our draft department. You see his initial quickness and his ability to sustain the blocks, and the type of competitor he is.

“He’s a smart football player and … he’s another guy that has versatility, but we want him to lock into the center spot.”

Thomas, a former left tackle at Louisiana, is being migrated to guard.

“He brings versatility,” Solari said of Thomas. “That’s his strength and it’s what we really liked about him, but we’re working him at guard. The key thing for a rookie is to lock him into one position, so he can learn the techniques and fundamentals to be successful.”

Cowboys OC Brian Schottenheimer not fazed about CeeDee Lamb’s holdout: ‘We know he’s taking care of business’ – Garrett Podell, CBS Sports

Despite being away from the team, CeeDee Lamb will still be at the center of Dallas’ offense.

Lamb will likely look to reset the wide receiver market on an average per year salary basis like each of the last two major extensions at the position have with the Detroit Lions re-signing Amon-Ra St. Brown to a four-year, $120.01 million contract ($30.002 million average per year) and the Philadelphia Eagles re-signing A.J. Brown to a three-year, $96 million contract ($32 million average per year). At this point in the offseason, Lamb’s holdout isn’t concerning to the Dallas coaching staff.

“It [Lamb’s holdout] doesn’t matter right now. CeeDee’s a pro,” Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said Tuesday. “He’s going to know what to do. I know [quarterback] Dak [Prescott] and the guys have some communication with him. We know he’s taking care of business, and when he gets back here, we’ll certainly be able to find ways to get him the ball.”

Prescott confirmed he will find time to link up and throw with Lamb this offseason even if that means his top target becomes a houseguest.

“Not necessarily,” Prescott said on May 1 at the 2024 Reliant Home Run Derby, benefiting The Salvation Army when asked if he has thrown with Lamb yet this offseason. “I know he’s not in town right now, but we will get it in. Trust me. If we are roommates all July, if that’s the case, it’ll be fine. So no worries in that guy. I know what he’s doing. I know how he’s preparing. I know where he is. … So all confidence in the way that he’s preparing and what he’s doing and how he’s going to [be ready].”


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