Tag: Dak

Business of Football: Dak Prescott’s injury won’t significantly hurt his career earnings

In the aftermath of Dak Prescott’s bone-chilling injury and reaction on Sunday, many have asked me about his business decision to turn down a multi-year offer from the Cowboys to instead play on a one-year contract with no security beyond it. Here are some thoughts.

We do not know what the Cowboys were offering, but we do know from their contract history that they prefer long deals—the longer the better—with guarantees only in the low-risk early years of the deal. They have previously signed star players to contracts with lengths up to 10 years, which are essentially one- or two-year contracts with team options following that. Amid that landscape, the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes agreed to a 12-year deal, one that only secures $63 million over the next three years (Ryan Tannehill is making $91 million over the same time frame). Wanting both a better deal from the Cowboys and

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The Cowboys had no business winning vs. Falcons. That is, until Dak Prescott changed the narrative.

ARLINGTON — What took place at AT&T Stadium Sunday afternoon counts only one game in the standings.

It could mean much more before the season is done.

It could be the game that nudges Dak Prescott into another category.

That’s a lot of weight to ascribe to a narrow victory over a winless Atlanta team in Week Two. But the nature of this improbable comeback, the way Prescott and others responded in the face of adversity, can reverberate well beyond the 40-39 final score.

Every successful season has a game or two that coaches and players point to with pride and say that’s the moment. That outcome had an emotional impact and instilled confidence well beyond the one game it meant in the standings.

Substantial work remains before Dallas can look back on this win over the Falcons and make that claim. But the Cowboys overcame a 15-point deficit in

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Week 2 Takeaways: Big Dak Comeback, Falcons Blow It, Josh Allen on Fire

Reacting and overreacting to everything that happened in the Week 2 Sunday afternoon games…

Things That Made Me Giddy

The Come-Dak. Dak-Back? Dak Had a Comeback: After a complete meltdown for Dallas in the first quarter that included three lost fumbles and a failed fake punt, Prescott led touchdown drives on four of their first five second-half possessions and moved them into position for the winning field-goal. And he did it all with both starting tackles missing, and after briefly leaving with an injury himself. On the day, he was 34-for-47 for 450 as the Cowboys rolled up 570 yards of offense and 30 second-half points.

Mike McCarthy’s Texas Instruments Calculator: The one he bought during his year out of football to discover analytics says his team just improved its win percentage by 500 points.

Greg Zuerlein Is a Hero, Too: Not only for the 46-yard game-winner, but for whatever

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Tom Brady, Dak Prescott, Cam Newton Rule NFL Twitter In Week 1

After the coronavirus pandemic eliminated 2020 NFL preseason play, Twitter
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users were definitely ready to take in Week 1 action, according to data provided by the company.

Compared to Week 1 of the NFL season in 2019, Twitter reported a 34.4% increased in video views and a 71.9% increase in uploads. For its NFL Amplify Sponsorship program, there was an increase of 82% in the number of participating advertisers compared to last year.

“The appetite was real for NFL fans during Week 1 on Twitter and no doubt, having live game action for the first time since February was a huge driver,” said Christine Wixted, Twitter’s sports partnership manager.

The Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs were the most mentioned team on

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