How Justin Jefferson’s historic £109m deal affects Dallas Cowboys’ future negotiations

Justin Jefferson signed a historic £109 million contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, making him the highest-paid non-quarterback in the entire NFL

Justin Jefferson has finally put pen to paper on a new contract(Nic Antaya/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys could be in trouble with contract negotiations for stars CeeDee Lamb, Dak Prescott and Micah Parsons after Justin Jefferson completed a historic £109 million deal with the Minnesota Vikings.

In a monumental move for the NFL, the 24-year-old Jefferson capped months of speculation by signing the record-breaking contract, making him the highest-paid non-quarterback in the sport’s history.

Jefferson, who was in the final year of his rookie contract, played calmly and gambled on securing the best possible deal, a strategy that paid off. This could set a precedent that spells trouble for other teams, especially the Cowboys, who have Lamb, Prescott and Parsons in line for extensions.

Prescott, the team’s quarterback, is reportedly in no rush to sign a new contract before the 2024 season starts, with both sides open to seeing how things develop.

On another front, wide receiver Lamb could be setting his sights on a deal that could rival Jefferson’s, with NFL Network’s Jane Slater reporting that Lamb is targeting “around £24 million” per year, which wouldn’t be far off Jefferson’s £ 27 million per year. with the Vikings.

Lamb has voluntarily opted out of offseason activities, but according to ESPN, the Cowboys are “not concerned” about his absence. They don’t think it will affect his performance when the regular season starts in September.

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Justin Jefferson’s new record deal could spell trouble for the Dallas Cowboys(Getty images)

Parsons also plays it cool with contract commitments and mirrors his teammates by keeping his options open. He has decided to skip off-season activities this year, just like he did last year.