"It happens when it happens," Prescott told David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. "I've got my Cowboy hat on so I'm a Cowboy, let's say that."
Indeed, Prescott sported a cowboy hat Thursday while addressing reporters at the end of mandatory minicamp:
Prescott is entering the final year of his rookie contract. He and the Cowboys have spent the bulk of the offseason engaged in extension talks, but there is still no indication that a deal is near.
The 25-year-old is expected to garner around $30 million annually on his next contract, though he could look to eclipse the $32-million mark that Philadelphia Eagles counterpart Carson Wentz signed for last Thursday. Prescott's agents have broached a deal that would net him $34 million annually, reports Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
"I was happy for Carson, a guy who deserves it, a guy who has been great in this league, had an awesome year. Potentially, without the injury, he would have been the MVP," Prescott said. "So congratulations to Carson. Knowing him personally, he deserves it."
Prescott threw for 3,885 yards with 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions last season. Cowboys brass has been adamant that the aim is to keep the signal-caller in Dallas long term.