With Dak Prescott suffering a season-ending injury earlier this year, many people are wondering if he'll be with the Dallas Cowboys beyond this season. While some doubt he'll sign an extension, the Cowboys seem committed to getting a long-term deal completed with Prescott.
“Our issues are in our negotiations with Dak have been we're wanting to be more committed in terms of the term,” Jones said. “We're not nervous to sign Dak. I think his makeup is all the right things. He's an amazing man off the field, he's a great leader in our locker room, a great player and that's why we've wanted to sign him long term. … When you sign a player long-term you've got more flexibility in how you work the salary cap with a player who's gonna eat up a big percentage of your cap when you're talking about a quarterback.”
Of course, with the serious injury that Prescott suffered, some teams could be hesitant to hand him a lucrative extension. However, Dallas would prefer to finalize a new contract with Prescott as soon as possible.
Since the 2018 season, Prescott has been seeking a new contract with the Cowboys, but they have failed to reach an agreement. Prescott was betting on himself while looking for a massive deal.
Even though he hasn't played since Week 5, Prescott's price may be rising due to how the offense of the Cowboys has performed without him. In the seven games without Prescott, the three quarterbacks who have played in his absence have combined for only eight touchdowns and seven interceptions.
It's evident that the Cowboys would love to ink a deal with Prescott, given the leader he is on and off the field. On the other hand, it remains to be seen if Prescott is willing to sign a long-term deal without knowing the moves the organization will make moving forward.