That is one pricey hug.
Dak Prescott is going to be the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback in 2021 and beyond, with news of Prescott’s shiny new four-year, $160 million contract breaking on Monday night. The deal features $126 million in guaranteed money, per reports.
This, of course, is cause for celebration, especially among siblings. Tad Prescott, older brother to Dak, shared a heartwarming photo of the two family members hugging it out after the call on the contract.
“When your little brother gets the call. Let’s go @dak time to win the @dallascowboys a Super Bowl,” the tweet reads, with an image of the brothers hugging it out.
Prescott’s signing ends a years-long odyssey of the organization and its franchise quarterback trying to figure out a long-term deal. Reports surfaced in 2020 that Prescott was looking for $40 million annually, a number that was initially scoffed at, but it looks like all of Prescott’s desires were satiated with the contract signing.
Prescott goes from fourth-round pick to one of the highest-paid QBs in AAV with the deal ($40 million per season), trailing only Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes ($45 million per season).
The Cowboys’ passer is coming off a gruesome ankle injury that ended his 2020 season just five games in, but he is expected to be all systems go for this upcoming season.