If Amari Cooper, Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott are hoping to be Dallas Cowboys long-term, they may have to consider asking for less in contract negotiations.

Both Cooper and Prescott are set to be free agents at the end of the 2019 season. Elliott will hit the market following the 2020 season.

Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones admitted Wednesday it would be difficult to sign all three to market-setting deals, according to Jon Machota of The Athletic.

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That doesn’t mean the Cowboys don’t want to pay those players.

It just means the team doesn’t want to allocate a big chunk of its salary-cap space to three players.

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