Dak Prescott will play for Cowboys in 2020; long-term deal still uncertain

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The Dallas Cowboys will have quarterback Dak Prescott under center this season, even if the two sides are unable to come to terms on a long-term contract.

Prescott plans to sign his exclusive $31.4 million franchise tender by Monday, a person with knowledge of the negotiations confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

Prescott's decision was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The two sides have until July 15 to agree to a long-term contract. If they are unable to come to terms, Prescott will be obligated to report to training camp on time and play this season under the stipulations of the exclusive franchise tag.

Dak Prescott recently described his struggle with depression.

Prescott, 26, is entering his fifth NFL season and has started all 64 regular season games for the Cowboys since they took him in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL draft.

He set career highs last season with 4,902 passing yards and 30 touchdowns.

Contributing: Lorenzo Reyes

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