Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are still in the midst of , but the quarterback's absence from the team's virtual offseason doesn't seem to be bothering new coach Mike McCarthy whatsoever. Addressing reporters Wednesday, McCarthy said he has no concerns about Prescott's readiness for the 2020 season amid his "business situation."
"He's involved in a business situation, and I have full confidence he will be ready to go," McCarthy said, per the Dallas Morning News' Michael Gehlken. "There has been communication. This is the way these business situations go sometimes, and you respect that."
While Prescott Packers coach at the time.deep into the offseason while negotiating under the Cowboys' 2020 franchise tag, this isn't the first time he's drawn positive remarks from McCarthy. Hired to replace Jason Garrett ahead of free agency, when Dallas exercised the tag on its fifth-year signal-caller, McCarthy didn't hesitate to and revealed in January that , who was apparently "energetic" to work under the ex-Green Bay
Prescott and the Cowboys remain at a minor impasse in long-term contract talks,. Dallas' most recent offer to Prescott, who threw a career-high 30 touchdown passes in 2019, was for $175 million over five years. As of about a week ago, per Walker, the QB was mulling the deal and preparing a counteroffer. The two sides have until July 15 to strike a long-term extension ahead of the 2020 season; otherwise Prescott would have to play this season under the tag.