Book expects Cowboys to bet big on Prescott

Field Level Media

August 20, 2019 at 2:47 pm.

Contracts are newsworthy in Dallas, but the interest in final numbers for the Cowboys’ trio of stars set to cash in is garnering wide interest.

In particular, bettors are pondering just how rich the Cowboys will make quarterback Dak Prescott before his contract expires at the end of the season.

Bovada is offering a prop bet on whether Prescott’s deal will exceed $32.5 million annually amid reports he’s aiming to be the highest-paid player at the position.

In addition to Prescott, the Cowboys need to pile their pennies to renew deals with wide receiver Amari Cooper and running back Ezekiel Elliott. Of the three, Prescott appears to be the most likely to be signed before the start of the 2019 regular season on Sept. 8. It’s a common tactic from owner/GM Jerry Jones, who has offered nothing but praise for Prescott while Cooper (foot) is on injury watch and Elliott is pounding the weights in Mexico as a contract holdout.

Bovada sets the odds at -120 for Prescott’s deal to have an annual average value of $32.5 million. Over $32.5 million per season was the same value as of Tuesday morning.

The number is important because it hovers over the value of Philadelphia Eagles MVP candidate Carson Wentz.

Per multiple reports, it’s important to the Prescott camp to achieve a contract above the value of division rival Wentz.

Prescott hasn’t missed a game in his three seasons, and the former fourth-round pick is 32-16 in the regular season with two division titles and two Pro Bowl selections. Wentz has missed eight regular season games, undergone reconstructive knee surgery and is 23-17 as a starter with zero playoff starts.

Wentz is well ahead of Prescott in current MVP odds. Prescott is +5000 in a tier with Giants running back Saquon Barkley, Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald and Elliott.

Wentz checks in at +1200 via PointsBet, which is seventh overall and between Baker Mayfield (Cleveland Browns) and Tom Brady (New England Patriots).