With the potential for a massive payday on the horizon, one could forgive Dak Prescott for having that in the back of his mind as he readies himself for the upcoming season.
Speaking to reporters Wednesday, however, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback said he's focused solely on something other than contract talks.
"I want to be the best I can. I want to be the best quarterback the Cowboys have ever had," Prescott said. "All that (other) stuff comes when you play the game well."
Given the illustrious history for the Cowboys at the position, that is certainly a lofty goal for the former Mississippi State star. Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman are both in the Hall of Fame after winning five Super Bowls combined and Tony Romo holds virtually every passing record in club history.
While the careers of those players are definitely impressive, none of them experienced success like Prescott has to start their runs with the Cowboys. The third-year player has 22 wins over his first two seasons, well ahead of any of his predecessors.