Dak Prescott says he doesn't play for money as he enters final year of Cowboys contract

As Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott tells it, there is only one thing he is playing for, as he is entering the final year of his contract.

"I don't play for money. Never have never cared for it, to be honest with you, yeah," Prescott said after OTAs Wednesday, via ESPN.com. "Would give it up just to play this game. So, I allow that to the business people to say what it's worth, what they're supposed to give a quarterback of my play, a person of my play, a leader of my play. For me, it's about, as I said, control what I can control and handle that part and the rest will take care of itself."

Prescott, who led the NFL in touchdown passes and was a second-team All-Pro last season, signed a four-year, $160 million deal in 2021 and is set to make $34 million this season.

"Right now, it's about being my best for this team right now in this moment. OTAs is helping these guys out, and just focused on that, and I know my business will take care of itself," he said. "Been in it before, experienced and just controlling what I can right now."

Dak Prescott says he doesn't play for money as he enters final year of Cowboys contract

The Cowboys have won at least 12 games in each of the past three seasons but have yet to reach the conference finals in any of those years. Yet, other sports teams in the Dallas metroplex have had success. Currently, the Dallas Stars and Dallas Mavericks are in their respective sports' conference finals and the Texas Rangers are the defending World Series champions.

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"It's not jealousy, but yeah, it fires you up, 100%," Prescott said. "Yeah, any competitor should, damn sure, in my position, leader of the team, understanding what winning means here, not getting it done, and then watching your brothers across the city go and make these things happen, I want it for them. I want it because it only raises the stakes and makes it tougher on me. And I'm for that. Go win it. Rangers did it. Other two go do it. Put more (expletive) pressure on us."

Dak Prescott's career earnings

The 30-year-old Prescott, with the completion of his latest contract, has made $161,437,392 over his eight NFL seasons, according to overthecap.com, with $120 million of that coming in guarantees. In 2024, he will earn a base salary of $29 million, while taking home $34 million total in cash.

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