Is Dak a $60 million QB?

Jayinem

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I remember when Romo got a contract worth 20 million per year and everyone bashed Jerry for heavily overpaying. One day some NFL team will be paying the 10th best Quarterback 100 million dollars per year. It just keeps going up up up because teams won't say no to not pay QBs who haven't won anything. Give Mahomes whatever he wants, the rest of the QBs haven't won anything.
 

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Dak is a good guy and good QB. Dak has not had the juice to be a difference maker in the post season against the best in the league with all the chips on the table. He is not worth $60M. I am not sure I would pay him $40M.
 

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Dak will be signed and given a huge bonus so that his cap hit is far below 60 million. If you were going to let his avg be 60 million, then you might as well let him play it out at 59 this year. Ignore all the stupid numbers. Ignore how much cash Dak pockets. Who cares? It’s not our money. The only thing a Cowboys fan should care about is what will Dak’s CAP hit be in 2024 and beyond. No other numbers are relevant.
It's somewhat relevant. Look at the current situation.
His contract "averaged" $40M per year although his largest cap number was $26.8M, in 2023. Now it's set for $59M with a no trade clause and no real playoff success. Hence, Dallas is on the hook for $160M over 4 years for a failed plan. This year, more than the other 3, they are somewhat handcuffed in FA because of it. So, yeah, it matters.
 

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You can pay out half of that and end up in the same spot every year. It's a ridiculous number considering the percentage against the cap, the limits it puts on your team and the results we've been seeing for 8 years. He simply isn't worth that. You knew he wasn't worth the big bucks when he was on his rookie deal and they could actually sign players. But now it's just a pipe dream to think they're better off with an extension. Should've cut ties when they had the chance.
 

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It's somewhat relevant. Look at the current situation.
His contract "averaged" $40M per year although his largest cap number was $26.8M, in 2023. Now it's set for $59M with a no trade clause and no real playoff success. Hence, Dallas is on the hook for $160M over 4 years for a failed plan. This year, more than the other 3, they are somewhat handcuffed in FA because of it. So, yeah, it matters.
Now you’re even looking in the past. His cap number never prevented the Cowboys from building a dominant team. They just couldn’t do it. Not enough OL, then no receivers, then no run game and no run defense. Dak’s play is on him. A team ill equipped to play a physical game with the big boys is not on him or his salary.
 

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Now you’re even looking in the past. His cap number never prevented the Cowboys from building a dominant team. They just couldn’t do it. Not enough OL, then no receivers, then no run game and no run defense. Dak’s play is on him. A team ill equipped to play a physical game with the big boys is not on him or his salary.
You seem to be missing how his contract affects their ability to pay others. Yet you're literally saying they don't have enough (good) players. His salary will prevent them from fielding the team needed to advance in the playoffs.
You're agreeing with me, you just don't know it...lol
 

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He’ll want over 50. Zero chance he accepts anything in the 40’s unless it’s a longer deal or fully guaranteed.
 

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From a fan point, no QB is worth $60 million a year except for Patrick Mahomes. The reality is that the market will always dictate what a QB gets, just that simple. Teams will have to decide if it is worth it to them to pay him.

Not sure what Dak's agent wants but safe to say is he will try to get the max. With the no trade clause and no franchise clause in his contract, means the ball is more in Dak's court than the Cowboys. The only difference could be Trey Lance and what McCarthy and the coaching staff think about him. If by chance they believe that he can play like the 3rd overall pick in the draft and be a difference maker then the Cowboys should just let Dak play out his contract or trade him. If not, then you have to extend him because anything else means at least one or two down years at least before we could get back to the playoffs.

A fair contract for the Cowboys would be a five year deal for $250 million with loaded incentives such as reaching the NFC championship game, reaching the Super Bowl, winning MVP, and winning the Super Bowl. Could easily structure the contract where the first two years cap hit would be in the $20 million range per year. Gotta remember the cap is due to hit $310 million by 2026 possible more when all the gambling and new TV contracts hit.

The money for QBs is just going to go higher. Lawrence, Mayfield, Tua, and Cousins will all get new contracts/extensions this offseason and all will probably be north of $45 million a year. Like it or not, Dak was a top 5 QB last year so eventhough he didn't win a playoff game, are you going to settle for a QB that gets only 7 or 8 or 9 wins and no shot at the playoffs? I'll answer for Jerry, HELL NO.

So expect Dak to get the money whether fans like it or not. Just reality.
 

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The salary he has, or gets doesn’t matter. Results will be the same. There is no reason whatsoever to believe otherwise. He is literally a waste of time and money if you have Super Bowl aspirations for this team….
 

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The salary he has, or gets doesn’t matter. Results will be the same. There is no reason whatsoever to believe otherwise. He is literally a waste of time and money if you have Super Bowl aspirations for this team….
100%. Just move on.
 

Captain-Crash

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nope, tell him to find another team and take his worshiper with him. sheesh, garrett 2.0 should be over.
 

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No, but there is only a hand full of qbs in this league that are worth their pay. Quality qbs are hard to come by.
 

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His main driving point will be the season he just had, is he worth 60, or should it be something less? We all know it's an agents job to get the best price for their client, but has he earned it, will Jerry/Stephen give him what he wants???
What he gets and what he's worth are two very different things .
 

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no dak isn't even at the show strings of a 60mil qb more like a 36 mil qb at best needs to many players to help him out and always crying for more cut your losses and let him go will be painful but keep seeing him LOOK LIKE A DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS PLAYOFF AFTER PLAYOFFS just isn't worth it
 
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