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Dak Prescott breaks silence on contract drama: “I'm a gambling man”

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Dak Prescott is facing the heat as he enters the final year of his contract with the Dallas Cowboys and no new deal in sight. But instead of cracking under the pressure, Dak’s embracing it like a seasoned poker player. “This is the urgency you should always have, to be honest. Maybe guys who wouldn’t normally feel it, feel it. I don’t mind it. I’ve been in this position before. I’m a gambling man. I’ll gamble on myself and my guys,” Prescott boldly declared.

Flashback to 2021, Dak was in a similar bind before the Cowboys eventually folded, handing him a four-year, $160 million contract after his stellar five-year stint since being drafted in 2016. Now, the clock’s ticking again, and the big question is whether Jerry Jones is ready to bet big on his QB.

Has Jones held back on a new deal because he needs more assurance that Dak can deliver the goods?

After another playoff flop last season against the seventh-seeded Green Bay Packers, the Cowboys’ brass is under the gun to make the right call.

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On one side, Prescott has been a reliable leader, clinching the division title twice in the last three years and consistently steering the Cowboys into the playoffs. But here’s the kicker – they’ve never reached the NFC Championship game with Dak at the helm, let alone the Super Bowl.

The debate is heating up. Some argue that ditching a proven player like Prescott in favor of untested talent could be a disastrous gamble. Others claim Cooper Rush is no downgrade, and Trey Lance deserves his shot to shine and become the new face of the franchise.

The Cowboys could play it safe, lock down Dak with a new deal to keep him from jumping ship after this season, and hedge their bets by exploring trade options if he falls short again. Alternatively, they might roll the dice and only offer Prescott a contract if he delivers a playoff miracle. And if he decides to walk away, well, that’s a risk they’re seemingly willing to take.

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