Jerry Jones not losing confidence in Dak Prescott

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Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott threw an interception and lost a fumble in Monday night’s loss to the Titans, but Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones still believes he has the right man at quarterback.

“I liked some of the things that I saw him do out there tonight,” Jones said of Prescott. “The turnover, the fumble after the last game we had, the two fumbles, I’m sure we’d all like to have back. Tonight’s game did not – did not, I emphasize – impact my future look at Dak Prescott. Not tonight.”

Prescott threw just four interceptions in 16 games in his outstanding rookie year in 2016, but he threw 13 interceptions in 2017 and already has three interceptions in 2018. Regardless, Jones thinks Prescott is trending the right way.

“I’ve seen him not turn it over. And then we’ve seen him recently make the turnovers,” Jones said. “Once you see them make the turnovers then you know they can turn it over. When you see them play with good ball security then you know they can play that way. There is something to do with the loss of talent, or in some cases the length of time they’ve been playing. But his arrow is up. His arrow is up physically. It’s up mentally. Having seen him and know his consciousness is to protect the ball is one of his virtues and I think I’m going to go with that.”

So whatever changes Jones might make if his 3-5 team doesn’t turn things around, the franchise quarterback isn’t going anywhere.

49 responses to “Jerry Jones not losing confidence in Dak Prescott

  1. I tried to tell all of you before the season started, Prescott is a persuasive talker who conned a lot more important people than just fans obviously. And Jerry’s feelings about this just push me further away from this team. Anyone really want this stiff here for the next 10 years ?

  2. “At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.“

    Think this quote sums it up.

  3. Prescott is what he is. A mediocre quarterback, at best.

    He can go in the same offseason scrap heap with Jameis Winston, Derek Carr, Blake Bortles and Joe Flacco.

  4. I guess when you are the owner you can say and do whatever you like. Maybe Jerry “Al Davis jr.” needs to relinquish the duties of gm to someone else..pretty much anyone else. He then needs to get out a pink slip for Garret and send him packing. Those two moves alone would improve the team. Less of him and less of Garret would make them instantly better.

  5. The last two seasons for Dak indicate that he was, indeed, a one-year phenom. His play in several areas has been woefully poor. He does not seem to have that special “vision” that was exhibited in his first starting season – the vision wherein a quarterback seems to see “the whole field” when dropping back to pass. Film shows him missing wide open receivers time after time on a large percentage of plays, and even when throwing to wide open receivers, his accuracy is pedestrian at best. In fact, Dak does not seem to have the skills necessary to be an NFL quarterback. Perhaps just as damaging if not more so, is the lack of professional performance by the Cowboy’s offensive line. This may have more to do with an extremely mediocre coaching staff than the talent of the offensive line on the field. The defense?? Seems to me that setting out lawn chairs in the secondary might be more effective – at least the opposition might trip over one when arriving in the secondary to catch a pass.

    Jerruh? Your franchise is slipping. You need wholesale change, and if you don’t execute on that, you are destined to become another also-ran team with gate receipts and other revenues slipping badly.

  6. Jerry can sometimes be harder to interpret than President Trump with the words. Slow down a bit….

  7. You’ve got the right QB, you’ve got the right coach, the right OC, the right stadium-builder-GM-owner…all of whom will ensure this team remains mediocre for another generation.

    How ’bout them Cowboys!

  8. I’ve seen him not turn it over. And then we’ve seen him recently make the turnovers,” Jones said. “Once you see them make the turnovers then you know they can turn it over.

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    I know they’ve been gradually taking control from Jerry but they need to speed it up before he goes full blown Al Davis.

  9. What else is he supposed to say? Of course he’s losing confidence. The entire fan base is losing confidence. I still think the guy is a decent quarterback, but let’s face it…he couldn’t have come into the league in a better situation. The best o-line in football, great young running back, great tight end & great receiver towards the end of their prime. Now you’re seeing a 4th round draft pick. He’s not Wentz, Goff or Mahomes. There’s a reason those guys were 1st rounders. They have unique skill sets. This isn’t to say that they can’t win with Dak. He’s proved that he can win when surround with talent. He’s not gonna be a generational quarterback (sorry Skip Bayless), but he can still be a good quarterback in this league in the right situation.

  10. I’ve been a Cowboys fan for more than 50 years and I can offer this to Mr Jones. The biggest problem his team has is not losing, it’s much worse. They are BORING to watch! I can go watch high school football on Friday night and see more imagination on offense. Jerry has lost an entire generation of Cowboys fans because of their lack of REAL success over the past 20 plus years. I just turned 60 and have resigned myself to the fact that I’ll never see my team win a Super Bowl again in my lifetime.

  11. I hate Dallas as much as the next guy and agree Dak is overrated but 3 interceptions through 8 games is not bad at all. Then jerruh blames the loss of talent which last time I checked was the GMs responsibility. Keep on keepin on old man, the nfc east loves ya

  12. JERRUH, PLEEEEEEEAAAAAAASSSSSE sign Sak Trashscott… umm, umm, I mean Dak Prescott to a long term franchise QB extension. Dak is elite, makes all the throws…primetime player. He deserves it. Get it done Jerruh..please get it done.
    Signed,

    Lifelong Eagles fan 🙂

  13. The fumble can be forgiven but the INT (throwing into double coverage) in the back of the endzone is inexcusable. The Titans even committed TWO turnovers in their own territory and still found a way to lose this game.

  14. Jerry Jones is delusional. All that money for that stadium and he has yet to field a winner. Terrible coach. Terrible QB. Pathetic.

  15. The offence moves through Zeke not Dak. The first half, Zeke had 40 rush and 50rec yards. He ended the game with 60 and 50. They feed Zeke- they win.
    Dak is no more than a game manager.

  16. Everyone knows the one change that has to happen with this team is the one thing that won’t happen – Jones getting out of the management of the team/roster.

  17. “So whatever changes Jones might make if his 3-5 team doesn’t turn things around, the franchise quarterback isn’t going anywhere.”

    And the rest of the NFC East thanks you Jerry.

  18. My question is this “is he a franchise QB?” Just because he replaced Tony Romo,who never won in post season, does that make him a franchise QB???

  19. Jones mortgaged this teams future with those OL line contracts.
    Dallas pays almost 1/3 of the teams salary cap to an OL that is not close to what it was two years ago.
    Let’s see how much he loves Dak when his rookie contract is up.

  20. The reason you can’t “feed Zeke” is the same reason the Giants can’t feed Saquan. Look at the NFL, Rams, Chiefs, Saints, Patriots, and a few others are scoring on 3-4 minute drives. You can’t keep up with the scoring when you run the ball and shave 7-8 minutes off the clock and get a field goal or nothing. You lose by multiple touchdowns.

    Dak is absolutely the problem. His first year he ran to make the other team slow down the linebackers to account for him. That was with the supposed best O line in football that year. Now the o line stinks and people are putting 8 in the box and single coverage or zone on every play. First he can’t read a defense, second they don’t care if he runs. Zeke isn’t going to average 25 touches per game when you’re always playing from behind. So like Saquan, he’s taken out of the equation.

    Kamari, Gurley, Hunt and so on are getting big gains once the team is up 15 points. Then they run the clock.

    Dallas has 4 years of issues to fix. They can be a 9-7 team but nothing more.

    Pull a Dallas of old, trade Zeke for multiple picks, get rid of Dak for future considerations, lose Garrett, hire an actual GM and move on. In 3 years you’ll be back in the hunt.

  21. “Prescott threw just four interceptions in 16 games in his outstanding rookie year in 2016, but he threw 13 interceptions in 2017 and already has three interceptions in 2018. Regardless, Jones thinks Prescott is trending the right way.”

    So, the trend for this year is 6 interceptions. Half as much as last year. That’s not defending him in any way, but you brought the interceptions up. On interceptions Jones is correct. Maybe not on Prescotts game as a whole, but yes on the interceptions.

  22. Dak is not a bad QB, but he is not going to bring the team back from a big deficit. He is the definition of a game manager. Romo has significantly more talent and was capable of some explosive offense. I do believe with the right coach the Cowboys have plenty of talent on night sides of the ball to compete week to week.

  23. Dak seems to be playing with fear. Collegiate humility does not fix the questionable play calling. Ultimately, final decisions are with the owner who has had no effect on the flat or downward trend for 20+ years. Ownership’s style repels excellence and embraces mediocrity. Perhaps he is still trying to prove something to Jimmy Johnson.

  24. Have you lost your mind? Tony have been killing me for years.. Starting with fumbled snap against Seahawks

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    omeimontis says:
    November 6, 2018 at 5:35 am
    Jerry Jones gave up on Tony Romo too soon. Romo appears to be a better QB than Dak Prescott.

  25. If anything a third year qb should minimally know to throw the ball away instead of stepping out of bounds and effectively sacking himself. I always pegged Dak as a project qb with really good leadership qualities to build on, but even I have to admit, something has staggered his development and he is regressing from his brilliant rookie year.

  26. Losing Witten has hurt them big time. Maybe Cooper can help, but Witten was the security blanket. Oh and Mr. “Punt in OT” Garrett isn’t helping.

  27. This is a third year STARTER – he should be passing for 4k yards or more in this pass happy NFL. Honestly, Kirk Cousins has never had a starting year with less than 4k yards and his receivers were sometimes unable to even catch a pass.

    Dakota needs to be replaced – he is ONLY a running back who thinks he can throw. He is holding that team back. He will never be better than he was in his first year when he was another one of those gimmick QB’s who fizzle after their “newness” wears off.

  28. omeimontis says:
    November 6, 2018 at 5:35 am
    Jerry Jones gave up on Tony Romo too soon. Romo appears to be a better QB than Dak Prescott.

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    Nevermind Dak stinking up the joint, but how does idiocy like this get upvotes. Romo retired (for the last time). It wasn’t because he didn’t have the oh so illustrious starting Cowboys QB position. It was because he was one hit away from a wheelchair.

  29. What was once a proud franchise, is now free falling into obscurity.
    What else is he gonna say? They are now handcuffed to Dak after that STUPID trade for Amri.
    Good player but NOT for a 1..
    Because Jerry wants to be the star of the franchise, we now play with a back up QB, have an assistant coach as our head coach and off-cord. that has no clue.

    Someone Just shoot me, plz!!!

  30. I can’t help but wonder if the bias against black quarterbacks is the problem here. They won’t let him throw the ball downfield. Is that because his contract can be extended after this year and the idea of paying him is not sitting well? Dak is a franchise quarterback who deserves to be treated like one.

  31. The treatment by the Dallas football team toward Dakota is shameful.

    They think they are helping him out by getting him a wide receiver.

    That is like giving Dakota a Ferrari with a manual transmission. He can’t shift on his own.

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