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Jerry Jones says Dallas Cowboys are fortunate to have Dak Prescott

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The 2019 NFL Draft boasts quite a few intriguing quarterback prospects. However, Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones feels none of them would get picked over quarterback Dak Prescott.

Prescott was once one of the most underrated players in his draft. Jones says that would certainly not be the case this time around, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News.

“If he was getting ready to go in the draft and I had the No. 1 pick, that’s who would get that pick in this draft,” Jones said. “We’re a fortunate franchise to have Dak Prescott, and we’re going to build around him for the future.”

It is encouraging to see Jones so high on his budding franchise quarterback. There is certainly good reason for him to be after he dropped to them in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He has since helped lead them to two NFC East division titles while earning two trips to the Pro Bowl.

There has been plenty of speculation regarding Prescott’s future in Dallas. His struggles early on in the 2018 campaign led to plenty of doubts about his status as a franchise quarterback. Fortunately, he was able to turn things around following the arrival of wide receiver Amari Cooper. He will also have a familiar face back in tight end Jason Witten.

While Jones’ comments are good for Prescott’s confidence, he is hoping that he keeps that same energy when payday comes. Prescott is in the final year of a rookie contract that pays him just $680,000 annually. Jones has seemingly made it clear that the 2019 NFL season will be a deciding year for both him and head coach Jason Garrett.