CZ POLL What is the max per year average contract amount you would offer Dak?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Reality, Mar 3, 2021.


What is the max per year average contract amount you would offer Dak?

Poll closed Mar 10, 2021.
  1. $40+ million

  2. $35-39 million

  3. $30-34 million

  4. $25-29 million

  5. Let him leave

  1. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Moderator

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    A CowboysZone member should volunteer-and-tweet Tad about the poll here and set him off. I would do it myself but I am not on Twitter. :laugh:
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  2. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Over 90% still want to pay him at least 30 million per year in a long term extension.

  3. daboyzruleperiod

    daboyzruleperiod ♡☆ Zone Supporter

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  4. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    I think I'd agree to $35 mil per year for whatever number of years both sides agree upon.

    I still believe 5 years should have been the contract length that was acceptable last year.
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  5. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Moderator

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    Oh, Prescott will get paid without a doubt. He must simply pass a physical. I am thinking it will be in the $39 million/year minimum-and-up range. Some people apply meritocracy to veteran professional athletes' contracts but economics is almost always the deciding factor for their compensation.
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  6. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    Need to run those numbers over the next 3-4 years...or the length of Dak's expected contract term.
    The numbers are much lower...especially Mahomes'
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  7. Scotman

    Scotman Well-Known Member

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    At this point, I go with the non-exclusive transition tag (I'm not sure of the actual name of it). Is that still an option?

    I can't guess at his value any more. I love him behind center for us. I hate holding out for more money when you're already get generation-changing money. So, let him openly negotiate with other teams. If it's way too much, take the two 1sts. We'd find out that we aren't alone in his value...or that we are.

    As much as I think he's the guy, I am never been one for exhausting the team salary cap to pay him.

    In the end, I want to watch football. I want us to win games. I want to win superbowls. ALL of the contract stuff is stuff I wish was 100% behind the scenes.
  8. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    At about $27 million, I'd ride with Dak and try to beef up the defense.

    Pay him big, and future hope dissolves before our eyes.
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  9. Creeper

    Creeper Well-Known Member

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    It depends on the length of the contract. For 3 years I pay him no more than an avg salary of $35 million. For 6 years I pay him $38 million. For 8 years I would pay him $40 million.
  10. Rockport

    Rockport AmberBeer Zone Supporter

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    I'm all for a fair contract for both sides. Whatever that turns out to be.
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  11. Redsfan_83

    Redsfan_83 Well-Known Member

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    It appears more and more likely that Dak just wants the money, and not to be a Cowboy for life. Mahomes could have got more money, but wanted to remaind a Chief. QB's can play into their 40's as we have seen, so this pay day doesn't have to be the big one. Coming off the injury I surely hope Jerry thinks with his head, and not his heart. As much as I like Dak and think we can win with him, we have also built the offense around him and given him all the weapons to succeed. If this doesn't account for anything than I let him walk, because anything bigger than a $40/year will kill us improving the D, and being able to keep other key parts of the team.

    We are now stuck with the going rate which has to be at best 2nd tier qb's...
  12. aikemirv

    aikemirv Well-Known Member

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    I put 25-29 mill just because I think I would try to structure my team to win like the Titans or 49ers rather than try to win paying a QB 40 million while the rest of your team suffers.

    On a market basis I think Dak is in the 30-35 million range. I would not pay him like a top 5 guy. I don't think he can carry you that far.
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  13. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I would like to see Dak bet on himself with a deal that pays between 38 to 40 mill with incentives bonus of 2 mill by reaching the SB.
  14. dogberry

    dogberry Well-Known Member

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    Brady has established the top for me.

    How Kansas City and Tampa pay their teams will be instructive.

    PAPPYDOG "Dak 666" Zone Supporter

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    Guess 3 and outs and Field goal after field goal is the Cowboy way now.....:(
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  16. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Well, he apparently wants well over $40 million for three years according to some reports.
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  17. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget 20-point halftime deficits.
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  18. csirl

    csirl Well-Known Member

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    There's no €5m per year choice.
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  19. Oz-of-Cowboy-Country

    Oz-of-Cowboy-Country Well-Known Member

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    I voted for the 25-29 range. Because I realize his poor pocket awareness will cost us at times, with sacks and turnovers. And some of his low arching fastballs will get to the receiver too fast, causing drops.

    Dak can't win a ring without a good defense, IMO.
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  20. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    $100 million per year average for 10 years ... because per-year average doesn't really matter.

    The focus should always be on guaranteed money. For example, if you gave him a $50 million signing bonus over those 10 years, he'd only be guaranteed $5 million a year. If you further guaranteed another $100 million over five years, that's only $20 million per year. ... So you could technically pay him $25 million per season the first five years, backload his contract with the rest and cut him after five seasons for a dead cap hit of $25 million (the rest of his bonus).

    I'm not saying Dak would accept that, just using it as an example that APY is immaterial.

    To use a more realistic example, Mahomes signed a 10-year, $450-million deal ($45 million average per year). He won't make $45 million in any year until 2027 when he's scheduled to make $60 million. In fact, his only years making more than $42 million are the last five of his contract. This year, he makes $24.8 million, $31.4 in 2022, $42 in 2023, $40 in 2024 and $42 in 2025 and 2026.
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