"Dak, obviously, is the elephant in the room," Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said, per David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. "Everyone knows it. We've just got to keep grinding."
Moore added: "[Ezekiel] Elliott and [Amari] Cooper have new contracts. Prescott hasn't. Sources say the Cowboys currently have an offer on the table that would make the quarterback the highest-paid player in the NFL. The dispute involves the structure and size of the guarantee along with the length of the deal."
To Moore's point, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported on March 30 that the holdup in Prescott's deal getting done is "largely about how long the contract is going to be":
Jeremy Fowler @JFowlerESPN
A crucial aspect in the Dak Prescott negotiations with the Cowboys: Number of years in the deal. While Dallas has traditionally done longer deals with key veterans, Prescott might want a shorter deal to take advantage of a future salary cap explosion https://t.co/xrzqSFH1pn
The two sides reportedly restarted negotiations on March 25:
The 26-year-old stated in May 2019 that he wants to "be a Cowboy forever" (50-second mark):
The Cowboys took Prescott in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL draft out of Mississippi State. The two-time Pro Bowler was named the Offensive Rookie of the Year with 3,667 yards, 23 touchdowns and four interceptions on 67.8 percent completion while adding 282 yards and six touchdowns on the ground.
Last season, Prescott threw for a career-high 4,902 yards and 30 touchdowns opposite 11 picks.