While the Cowboys have high expectations, they're also dealing with a holdout from Ezekiel Elliott, and likely lucrative contracts coming for both Elliott (if they sign him) and wide receiver Amari Cooper.
The Cowboys certainly have a dilemma regarding how much they can pay all three players, especially since all are going to be near the highest-paid players at their position.
Yahoo Sports NFL columnist Charles Robinson penned a unique breakdown on how the Eagles were aware of Dak Prescott's impending deal, and wanted to get in front of things before the Cowboys reset the quarterback market with some astronomical deal.
After a rough rookie campaign that consisted of going 0-7, Goff quickly turned things around once he began to work with McVay, and has thrown for just under 8,500 yards with 60 touchdowns in 31 games dating back to 2017.
National Football League players don't always get what they want, but sometimes they get what they need.
According to Jane Slater of NFL Network, not only did Prescott turn down $30 million per year, but he's seeking $40 million per year instead. Wilson agreed to a contract earlier this year that averages $35 million annually. Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is next at $34 million, followed by Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers at $33.5 million, Philadelphia's Carson Wentz at $32 million and Atlanta's Matt Ryan at $30 million.
Cooper and Prescott are entering the final year of their contracts, while the Cowboys have picked up the fifth-year option on Elliott's contract for 2020. He'll be a free agent at the end of the season. That's the dilemma the Cowboys are facing as they prepare to lock up the three core offensive players of their franchise.