Dak Prescott

Quarterback

Age: 28
Free Agency: 2025 (Void)
Accrued Seasons: 5
  • 2021 Salary Cap Charge: $22,200,000 (10.61% of cap)
  • 2021 Cash Payout: $75,000,000 (30.34% of spending)
  • 2021 Cash to Cap Ratio: 3.38
  • Contract Value: $160,000,000 ($40,000,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $95,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 2/102 at QB

Current Contract

(Franchise, signed 2021)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202128$9,000,000$13,200,000$0$9,000,000$22,200,00010.6%
2022 📝
March 21: 2023 base salary is guaranteed
29$20,000,000$13,200,000$0$20,000,000$33,200,00016.4%
202330$31,000,000$13,200,000$0$0$44,200,00019.6%
2024 📝
March 21: Roster bonus due
31$29,000,000$13,200,000$5,000,000$0$47,200,00018.4%
2025 📝
March 17: Contract voids
32Void$13,200,000VoidVoid$13,200,000--
202633Void$0VoidVoid$0--
Total$89,000,000$66,000,000$5,000,000$29,000,000$160,000,000

Contract Notes

Dak Prescott and the Cowboys agreed to a four year, $160 million contract with $126 million in guarantees on March 8, 2021. Prescott received $95 million fully guaranteed at signing. The full guarantee consists of Prescott's 2021 and 2022 base salaries as well as a $66 million signing bonus. Per Pro Football Talk, the remaining $31 million becomes guaranteed on the 5th day of the 2022 league year. Prescott has a no trade clause and a no tag clause in the contract. There are two void years at the end of the contract for proration purposes. Those two years void two days prior to the start of the 2025 league year.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$40M
$80M
$120M
$160M
2021202220232024
Cash Due$75,000,000$20,000,000$31,000,000$34,000,000
Running Cash$75,000,000$95,000,000$126,000,000$160,000,000
Career Earnings: $101,437,392
Career APY: $20,287,478
Potential Earnings: $195,437,392
Total Guarantees: $126,792,392
Largest Cash Payment: $75,000,000 (2021)
Largest Cap Number: $47,200,000 (2024)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
CowboysDraftedExpired20164$2,723,392$680,848$383,392$4,028,392147.9%$1,007,098
CowboysFranchiseExpired20201$31,409,000$31,409,000$31,409,000$31,409,000100.0%$31,409,000
CowboysFranchiseActive20214$160,000,000$40,000,000$95,000,000$66,000,00041.3%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Cowboys5$101,437,392$20,287,478$35,437,3920.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2016Cowboys$450,000$95,848$0$0$545,8480.3%$833,392
2017Cowboys$540,000$95,848$0$0$635,8480.4%$540,000
2018Cowboys$630,000$95,848$0$0$725,8480.4%$630,000
2019Cowboys$2,025,000$95,848$0$0$2,120,8481.1%$2,025,000
2020Cowboys$31,409,000$0$0$31,409,000$31,409,00014.4%$31,409,000
2021Cowboys$9,000,000$13,200,000$0$9,000,000$22,200,00010.6%$75,000,000
2022Cowboys$20,000,000$13,200,000$0$20,000,000$33,200,00016.4%$20,000,000
2023Cowboys$31,000,000$13,200,000$0$0$44,200,00019.6%$31,000,000
2024Cowboys$29,000,000$13,200,000$5,000,000$0$47,200,00018.4%$34,000,000
2025Cowboys$0$13,200,000$0$0$13,200,000--$0
2026Cowboys$0$0$0$0$0--$0
Total$124,054,000$66,383,392$5,000,000$60,409,000$195,437,392$195,437,392

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsPassingRushingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialComp/AttPctYardsTDINTSackedRatingAttYardsAvgTDTotalLost
2016160095.6%0.0%311/45967.8%366723425104.9572824.9694
2017160098.6%0.0%291/46063.3%314621133186.7553416.2643
2018160099.4%0.0%356/52667.7%38852285696.9753054.16126
2019160099.6%0.0%388/59665.1%490230112399.7522775.3362
202050031.4%0.0%151/22268%1856941099.618935.2300

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$6,127,000$40,000,000
Injury Adjusted$6,127,000$40,000,000
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OTC Valuation $6.2M $12.5M $18.7M $25.0M $31.2M APY $7.5M $15.0M $22.5M $30.0M $37.5M $24,983,000 $21,000,000

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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