Business of Football: Dak Prescott’s injury won’t significantly hurt his career earnings

In the aftermath of Dak Prescott’s bone-chilling injury and reaction on Sunday, many have asked me about his business decision to turn down a multi-year offer from the Cowboys to instead play on a one-year contract with no security beyond it. Here are some thoughts.

We do not know what the Cowboys were offering, but we do know from their contract history that they prefer long deals—the longer the better—with guarantees only in the low-risk early years of the deal. They have previously signed star players to contracts with lengths up to 10 years, which are essentially one- or two-year contracts with team options following that. Amid that landscape, the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes agreed to a 12-year deal, one that only secures $63 million over the next three years (Ryan Tannehill is making $91 million over the same time frame). Wanting both a better deal from the Cowboys and

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Is Entrepreneurship Your Next Career Move?

Entrepreneurship is on the rise, as new business applications are at their highest level in over a decade. While the country has lost over 10.7 million jobs since February, according to reports from CNN, new businesses launches are exploding. In the midst of uncertainty surrounding the economy and the pushme-pullyou stimulus package, American entrepreneurship is driving signs of recovery. For the week of October 3, applications for new businesses are up 40% vs. one year ago. If you’re frustrated with your career, or the lack of one, it might be time to stop looking for your next job. Why not create one instead? Is it time to launch your own business, and take matters into your own hands? Here’s how to know if entrepreneurship is your next career move:

  1. Where to Look
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