Dak Prescott Reportedly Turned Down Record-Breaking Contract and NFL Fans Had a Lot to Say

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott reportedly turned down a massive contract that would have made him the highest-paid QB in league history.

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Dak Prescott reportedly turned down a 5-year, $175 million contract from the Dallas Cowboys, according to NFL analyst Chris Simms. The contract would have made him the highest-paid QB in NFL history. Instead, Prescott is reportedly seeking something "north of $45 million" in his final season with the Cowboys.

Dak Prescott turned down a 5-year, $175 million contract offer from the #Cowboys according to @CSimmsQB

It would've made him the highest paid QB in history.

Prescott instead is seeking “north of $45M” in the final season of his new deal, reportedly. pic.twitter.com/IBYCVaxVk7

— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) May 21, 2020

Understandably, many fans and sports pundits alike were not only shocked that Prescott turned down the initial offer, but also dismayed that the offer was given to him in the first place. Eyes have been on the Cowboys QB's contract negotiations all year, and especially after the organization signed Andy Dalton to a one-year, $7 million deal before paying Dak.

To clarify any recent speculation on Dak Prescott’s contract negotiations: there have been no discussions on other scenarios other than the Cowboys wanting a longer deal and Prescott wanting a shorter deal, per source.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 21, 2020

Prescott's former teammate, Dez Bryant, recently tweeted that the Cowboys were "out of line" for paying Dalton before Prescott. 

Nothing against Andy dalton because I think he’s a great player..but the cowboys are extremely out of line... Pay Dak... I watched the cowboys pay Tony Twice once without a winning rec... I guess the cowboys viewing the QB position a plug in piece because of the dominant offense

— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) May 3, 2020

Here's how people reacted to the latest news in the Dak Prescott saga. 

If the @dallascowboys sign Dak Prescott to a five-year, $175- million deal - including a fifth year north of $45 million - it will be the worst deal since the Louisiana Purchase.

— Rob Parker (@RobParkerFS1) May 20, 2020

"If you hate the Cowboys, you should pray they sign Dak to this contract."@ColinCowherd reacts to Dak Prescott reportedly asking for $45 million in 5th year of contract: pic.twitter.com/bzlDESspuS

— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) May 20, 2020

Dak in the Cowboys locker room like pic.twitter.com/j3nOIO4jZQ

— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) May 21, 2020

Dak Prescott just turned down $175 mil?!! This guy? Let him walk Cowboys. pic.twitter.com/4GI9TzpdMZ

— Rodney Reeder (@rodney_reeder) May 21, 2020

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