Jerry Jones speaks out on Dak Prescott’s contract situation
Although the contract extension for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott had been a point of emphasis this offseason, both sides ultimately had to settle for him playing the 2020 NFL season on a franchise tag.
Their inability to get a long-term deal with Prescott raised plenty of speculation regarding his future in Dallas. According to NFL Network’s Jane Slater, team owner Jerry Jones offered up some high praise for his franchise quarterback:
“Don’t want to be flip or trite but that’s a part of professional sports. He is outstanding probably one of the top people I’ve been around for his age.”
Jones added that the fallout from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have offered up its own set of challenges for teams trying to get deals done this offseason.
Jerry continues on Dak Prescott says a lot of people in the franchise tag mode didn’t get it done as they work through the economic consequences of Covid. “All of that came to bear and this was a less than stable time to talk about serious , serious generational dollars.”
Jones wrapped things up by confirming his belief in Prescott as a franchise cornerstone for the Cowboys.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones did add that they believe Dak Prescott IS their quarterback of the future.
As teams around the NFL continue to brace for the financial repercussions of the pandemic, it seems this played a major factor in Jones not going all in on a new deal for Prescott. As a result, he is slated to play out the 2020 campaign under a tag of $31.4 million in an effort to prove he is more than deserving of the big bucks.
It is safe to say that expectations remain as high as ever in Dallas despite all the changes to the coaching staff this offseason. A big year from Prescott would most certainly garner him the deal he desires, whether it is with Jones or not.