Monday morning, the Dallas Cowboys placed their lone franchise tag on quarterback Dak Prescott. Soon after, rapper Snoop Dogg appeared on ESPN and effectively called the Dallas Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones racist over the matter.
During a call-in appearance on “First Take,” Snoop Dogg voiced his anger with the Cowboys for not resigning Prescott, insisting he had proven himself worthy of a big contract.
He then began to insinuate that there may be more than just money to the situation. First, he mentioned that quarterbacks Jared Goff and Carson Wentz all had new deals, despite being – as he called them – “garbage.”
When asked if he thought Prescott was a better player than Goff or Wentz, Snoop stated: “Most definitely.”
The rapper then stated how Prescott’s play, his ability to stay healthy, and his conduct off the field all warranted a big payday. Then, he began to speculate as to why Jerry Jones has not gotten the deal done. “I don’t wanna say what it is. Is it because of his color? I don’t know,” he said.
“If Tony Romo‘s in this position, he would have been paid,” he said.
Host Max Kellerman then stated that the Cowboys may be apprehensive tying up so much money on just a few players. He cited the Rams, who are not able to sign good supporting players because Goff and Todd Gurley commanded such large contracts.
Snoop Dogg was not swayed.
With the Cowboys placing the tag on Prescott, that leaves wide receiver Amari Cooper unprotected and poised to become a free agent. Reports say the Cowboys are still hoping to resign Cooper.
Prescott has not commented on the Cowboys placing a franchise tag on him.
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