Signing quarterback Dak Prescott to a long-term contract extension is crucial for the Dallas Cowboys this offseason and the sides reportedly were close to getting it done months ago, until Prescott upped his price.

The Cowboys and Prescott were close to a deal in September that paid the quarterback approximately $33 million per season, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Then Prescott asked for more.

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Prescott played the final season of his four-year rookie contract that paid him approximately $2.7 million in total, with $2 million in 2019. He’ll become an unrestricted free agent when the new NFL calendar begins in March.

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