Cowboys likely to tender TE Blake Jarwin, QB Cooper Rush

FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys are not exactly positive what will take place with quarterback Dak Prescott and restricted conclude Jason Witten about the following several weeks, but the team is ready to at least secure that their 2019 backups are beneath deal for 2020.

The Cowboys are very likely to use the 2nd-spherical tender on restricted conclude Blake Jarwin, which must price tag close to $3.3 million, and the $ million unique tender on quarterback Cooper Hurry, two of their limited free brokers, in accordance to sources.

Jarwin would be an interesting participant in limited free agency if the team does not place the 2nd-spherical tender on him simply because he would not involve any compensation in return because he was undrafted in 2017. Hurry was also undrafted but has thrown just three normal-year passes.

The Cowboys spoke with Jarwin’s agent, Kelli Masters, previous week at the NFL scouting incorporate about a probable lengthy-time period offer. Witten stated lately he is open up to returning in 2020 with the Cowboys or taking part in someplace else, but previous week owner and standard supervisor Jerry Jones stated he would hope the 16-yr restricted conclude would never don an additional uniform.

Jarwin caught 31 passes for 365 yards and three touchdowns in 2019 and would be expected to enjoy much more snaps must Witten depart the Cowboys.

The Cowboys have until eventually following week to indicator Prescott to a lengthy-time period offer just before needing to location the franchise tag on the quarterback. The Cowboys satisfied briefly with Prescott’s agent, Todd France, previous week in Indianapolis and hope to ignite talks toward an agreement that will make Prescott the quarterback very well into the future. In accordance to sources, the Cowboys available Prescott a offer that averaged $33 million a yr previous year.

If the Cowboys use the franchise designation on Prescott, they will have to choose regardless of whether to use the non-exclusive tag (worthy of around $27 million in 2020) or exclusive tag (worthy of around $34 million). Underneath the exclusive tag, Prescott could not negotiate with other teams, but it could probably travel up the normal per yr on a multiyear agreement.

The only quarterback at this time beneath deal for 2020 for the Cowboys is Clayton Thorson, who used previous year on the apply squad. The limited free-agent tenders are not certain, and the Cowboys could look to free agency or the draft for a backup opposition with Hurry and Thorson.