The Dallas Cowboys have expressed interest in drafting a quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft, causing some to believe that is due to Dak Prescott's ongoing contract situation. On the contrary, Stephen Jones doesn't believe that drafting a quarterback is contingent on what is going on with Prescott's contract.

“I don’t think it has anything to do with Dak’s contract in terms of our interest in a quarterback,” Jones told 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Friday. “I think we’re big believers — Mike [McCarthy] was up in Green Bay where they continually drafted quarterbacks up there. We’re always looking to get better.”

Throughout the pre-draft process, the Cowboys have visited with some of the incoming quarterbacks — including Jalen Hurts. While that can be a sign of things to come, Dallas is still focused on getting a long-term deal done with Prescott.

Prior to free agency, the Cowboys placed their franchise tag on Prescott, preventing him from speaking with other teams. Despite receiving the tag, Prescott is holding out hope that he can get a multi-year contract from Dallas.

As a matter of fact, Prescott plans on skipping out on the virtual offseason programs unless he gets a new deal. There's no doubt that by waiting this long to get him signed, the Cowboys have given Prescott all of the leverage in this situation.

Rather than taking Prescott's replacement though, Dallas could be looking to add a backup for next season. Regardless of what Jones says, if the Cowboys select a quarterback in this year's draft, the media is going to assume it is to replace Prescott.