Dak Prescott

Dallas Cowboys quarterback and former Mississippi State player Dak Prescott throws a pass during the first half of a game against the Philadelphia Eagles last season.

Former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott signed his $31.4 million tender under the franchise tag Monday with the Dallas Cowboys. That comes just over three weeks before the July 15 deadline to agree on a long-term deal.

By signing the offer under the franchise tag, Prescott is obligated to report for all team activities or risk being fined. He didn't participate in the club's virtual offseason program while unsigned.

Prescott played the final year of his rookie contract on just a $2 million salary. He was the 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year while leading the Cowboys to the NFC's top seed in the playoffs and won his first postseason game two years later.

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