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Dallas: Letโ€™s make a deal

Basketball

The GIST: This wild week of weather might have put a pause on the games, but, just like the temperature, the off-field headlines are only heating up.

February 22, 2021
Source: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Source: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

๐ŸˆCowboys: We knew the weeks leading up to NFL free agency would bring even more drama in the Dak Prescott contract negotiations, but who knew the two parties would be at odds when it came to this unprecedented weather emergency? (Spoiler alert: we all couldโ€™ve guessed.)

  • While Cowboys owner Jerry Jones celebrated hitting the โ€œjackpotโ€ thanks to surging gas prices, Dak was stepping up to help, donating meals to help feed homeless individuals impacted by the storm. Thatโ€™s our quarterback.
  • Given this moral divide, itโ€™s no wonder both sides have yet to agree to a long-term contract extension. Thankfully the drama will come to a close by March 9th at the latest, when the Cowboys will apply the franchise tag to Prescott if they have yet to sign him. 

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ€What to watch: Both the Stars and Mavericks will be back in action tonight, with the Stars taking on the Florida Panthers at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT and the Mavs tipping off against the Memphis Grizzlies at 8:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. CT.

And a special shoutout to the Mavsโ€™ Luka Doncic. Not only was he named a starter for the upcoming NBA All-Star game, but Doncic also led off the court, joining Mavs owner Mark Cuban to donate over $1 million to the cityโ€™s winter storm relief fund.