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Cowboys adjust Dak Prescott’s contract to decrease large cap hit slightly, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Cowboys rework Dak Prescott’s contract to reduce massive cap hit slightly, AP source says

The Dallas Cowboys are slightly reducing quarterback Dak Prescott’s massive salary cap hit by reworking his contract going into the final year of the deal, a person with knowledge of the move said Monday.


A $5 million roster bonus has been converted into a signing bonus to reduce the 2024 cap hit by $4 million, to about $55 million, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the club doesn’t release details of contracts.

The move was first reported by ESPN.
The Cowboys can create more salary cap relief with an extension for Prescott, who is coming off a wild-card loss at home to Green Bay that dropped his playoff record to 2-5.

While Jerry Jones has said the club plans to keep Prescott, the team owner and general manager hasn’t struck the same definitive tone he did in 2021 before signing his franchise QB to a club-record $160 million, four-year contract.

The revised contract adds two additional years of nullity in 2027 and 2028, and slightly increases Prescott’s salary cap number to $40 million in 2025.

The Cowboys are releasing All-Pro receiver CeeDee Lamb and star pass rusher Micah Parsons, who was named the 2021 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, in free agency as payday approaches. remains silent.

Committing to Prescott beyond next season would make it easier to complete the deals with Lamb and Parsons. So far, linebacker Eric Kendricks is the only new addition to Dallas from another team, on a one-year deal worth up to $3.5 million.

In addition to Kendricks, the Cowboys also released linebacker Leighton Vander Esch, a 2018 first-round pick who was released due to physical strain after suffering another neck injury last season.

Prescott, a three-time Pro Bowler, has been the starter since the beginning of his rookie year after Tony Romo was injured in the 2016 preseason.

Prescott rose from an unprecedented fourth-round pick to NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, leading Dallas to the top seed in the NFC playoffs.

The Cowboys lost to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in Prescott’s playoff debut and have not advanced past the divisional round in four attempts since.


Dallas has not appeared in the NFC Championship Game since the last time the franchise won its fifth Super Bowl at the end of the 1995 season.

Dallas agreed to a one-year deal with another free agent on Monday in running back Rico Doodle. Dowdle has been the top returner with 361 yards since Tony Pollard transferred to Tennessee as a free agent.

The Cowboys also had cornerback Jordan Lewis, special teams star C.J. Goodwin and long snapper Trent in a come-from-behind win.

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