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Rank 'Em: The Cowboys' 8 All-Time Franchise Tags

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The Cowboys haven't played tag too often over the last 27 years, but Dak Prescott is the most recent player to receive the franchise tender.

Here's what we know: Prescott, at the moment, will make a club-record $31.4 million on the franchise tag in 2020 unless he and the Cowboys can reach a long-term extension by July 15.

The tag – a one-year, guaranteed contract comprising the average of the NFL's top salaries at a player's specific position – has been used eight times by the Cowboys since the league adopted it in 1993. Primarily, it has been a placeholder to continue negotiating a new deal with a key starter. That's the goal with Prescott, too.

Let's look back at the Cowboys' past tag decisions and how they panned out:

The Cowboys haven't played tag too often over the last 27 years, but Dak Prescott is the most recent player to receive the franchise tender.

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