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Dak unfazed by contract situation: 'I don't play for money'

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott seems unfazed by his current contract situation heading into the summer.

"I don't play for money," Prescott said Wednesday, according to team reporter Patrik Walker. "Never have and never cared, to be honest with you. I would give it up to just play this game.

"I'll leave that to the business people to say what it's worth and (what) they're supposed to give a quarterback of my play, a person of my play, and a leader of my (caliber). I'll control what I can control, and the rest will take care of itself."

Prescott is entering the final year of a four-year, $160-million deal he signed in 2021. He has a $29-million base salary this campaign and a staggering $55-million cap hit (second-highest in the NFL). Dallas will have to eat a $40.1-million cap hit in 2025 if Prescott leaves in free agency.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in April that the team wants Prescott in Dallas long term. However, it was reported in March that the team has yet to offer him a contract extension. The club has the fifth-least cap space in the NFL and is currently negotiating extensions with stars CeeDee Lamb and Micah Parsons.

"Business is business," Prescott added. "Right now, it's about being my best for this team in this moment - OTAs and helping these guys out. I'm focused on that. I know my business will take care of itself. Been in it before; I'm experienced. Just controlling what I can control."

Prescott had arguably the best season of his career in 2023, securing second-team All-Pro honors while totaling 4,516 passing yards and a league-leading 36 touchdowns.

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