Cowboys’ Dak Prescott earning bigger bucks with every start

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) is pressured during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) is pressured during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski) (Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Dak Prescott's breakout season may cost the Dallas Cowboys a ton of money.

In the final year of his rookie contract, Prescott is putting up eye-popping numbers.

Prescott leads the league with 3,221 yards passing and a career-high 8.8 yards per attempt. He's two touchdowns shy of his career high (23) set in his 2016 rookie season.

He has four games with at least 375 yards passing and two touchdown passes, tied with Joe Montana for the most such games in the first 10 games of a season. Only Peyton Manning had more, six games in 2013.

Jerry Jones may wish he gave Prescott a contract extension before the season because his price is going up with each stellar performance.

Jared Goff and Carson Wentz were drafted 1-2 the same year Prescott was drafted in the fourth round. The Rams gave Goff a four-year, $134 million extension with $110 million guaranteed. The Eagles gave Wentz a four-year, $128 million extension with $108 million in guarantees.

Prescott has proved he deserves more.

Right now, Prescott might be the biggest bargain in sports. He's making only slightly more than $2 million this season.