Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys couldn't agree on a long-term deal before Wednesday's deadline for franchise-tagged players.

"I'm a Cowboy and couldn't be happier," Prescott said. "I look forward to working along coach (Mike) McCarthy, the staff and my teammates to be the best team we can be in pursuit to our goal of a Super Bowl."

Prescott sat out the virtual offseason without a deal but signed his one-year $31.4 million franchise tender last month.

The quarterback reportedly got involved in negotiations at the very last minute Wednesday in an effort to secure a contract, and wanted to get one done, but it was too late in the process to cinch a long-term pact.