Pro football: Cowboys place franchise tag on former Haughton star Prescott


The Dallas Cowboys have placed the exclusive franchise tag on quarterback Dak Prescott, according to multiple media reports.

That means the Cowboys have secured his rights for the 2020 season. It also prevents other teams from negotiating with him, according to

The tag means Prescott, a former Haughton High star, will make $33 million next season.

Last season, Prescott completed 388 of 596 passes for 4,902 yards and 30 touchdowns with 11 interceptions. He had a quarterback rating of 99.7.

The Cowboys finished 8-8 and did not make the playoffs.

In his four-year career, Prescott has completed 1,363 of 2,071 passes for 15,778 yards and 97 touchdowns with 36 interceptions. His career quarterback rating is 97.0

Prescott led Haughton to a 10-0 regular-season record in 2010, his senior year. After a stellar career at Mississippi State, he was drafted by Dallas in the fourth round in 2016.