The last half of that report was, frankly, #fakenews.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) on the sideline against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter at Levi's Stadium. Assuming the Cowboys leaked the figure to the media company it partially owns, it looks like the Cowboys may be trying to make Prescott look greedy and unreasonable, a risky move that could diminish Prescott in the eyes of the fans of America's Team.
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.
A fourth-round pick in 2016, Prescott is headed into the fourth and final year of his rookie contract.
One probably can't blame the 26-year-old for wanting more money due to the contracts Seattle Seahawks'Russell Wilson (four-year, $140 million) and Philadelphia Eagles'Carson Wentz (four-year, $128 million) received in the offseason. Although this number necessarily omits key factors like guarantee and structure, it undoubtedly refers to a new-money figure.
Yahoo Sports senior NFL writer Charles Robinson said on the latest edition of the NFL Podcast that if the Cowboys forced Prescott to bet on himself - i.e. he doesn't get a new deal before this season ends - and Prescott wins big - i.e. Dallas wins the Super Bowl - his agent would use $40 million as a starting point next year.
In June, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Prescott had considered an offer worth $34 million per year.
Prescott has 67 touchdown passes and 25 interceptions since entering the National Football League in 2016 and taking over as the starter from an injured Tony Romo.