Where does Jared Goff’s $212M extension leave Dak Prescott and Cowboys?

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On Monday, everyone should have agreed that the Dallas Cowboys' definition of a "all-in" push was correct.  

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That is mostly attributable to the never-ending directives issued by the ownership of the Detroit Lions.   

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Quarterback Jared Goff's four-year, $212 million contract was the last in a string of extensions handed out to players and staff members throughout the previous two months.  

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The Goff extension, which includes $170 million in guaranteed money, has put the Cowboys and Dak Prescott at a crossroads more than anything else that has  

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On one possible interpretation, Dallas would have made Prescott the highest-paid NFL player ever when he signed with the team.  

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If the Cowboys opt out of the deal, Prescott will be able to sign with any team in the upcoming summer and become the highest-paid player in NFL history.  

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The only way for Prescott to sidestep either of those options would be to sign a lower-quality deal with Dallas than what he would get on the open market in ten months  

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That's the consensus of many people who have been in this situation before, including high-ranking NFL agents and team executives who have dealt with top quarterback agreements.   

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