Jerry Jones: Dak Prescott’s price tag isn’t fluctuating from week to week

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When the Cowboys got off to a 3-0 start with Dak Prescott throwing nine touchdowns and two interceptions, some wondered if the quarterback’s play was rising the price tag on the contract extension he’s been hoping to land.

Prescott’s last two games haven’t been as good. He’s thrown two touchdowns and four interceptions in a pair of losses that might have some wondering if the pendulum is swinging back the other way.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on Tuesday that “it’s just not that way.”

“Let me get that real clear. It’s not impacting that with me at all,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan. “But I do see Dak showing the ability to handle adversity and basically go out and make the kind of plays that win important games for the Cowboys in the future. I see that.”

Jones continued to compliment Prescott’s ability to handle pressure by saying that he’s seen “Dak step up there and continue to make the play” when things are going against the Cowboys. That hasn’t been enough to wrap up the contract or, it seems, impact the price that Jones is willing to pay.

23 responses to “Jerry Jones: Dak Prescott’s price tag isn’t fluctuating from week to week

  1. Wait till the end of the season at this point. What seems clear going back to the Atlanta game from a few years ago is when Tyron Smith is not there, Dak is not the same player. The in cut to Cooper to start the game should have been out in front of him 100x out of 100 by a QB that wants to make 30+million. Would have changed the whole game.

  2. The more he runs his mouth on this, the more likely it will be he gets burned by either needing to quietly trade him in the offseason or overpay him.

    Either way you lose, because you didn’t already budget for him due to horrible drafting for so long, while being too enamored with the draft hits, overpaying people.

  3. Of course it should, Jerry. Kid should have cashed in on whatever you offered when he was still lighting up the league. Now that the smoke and mirrors have cleared up, you should pay him accordingly.

  4. “But I do see Dak showing the ability to handle adversity and basically go out and make the kind of plays that win important games for the Cowboys in the future. I see that.”
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    So I guess he left his luxury box early last Sunday?

  5. Jerry also said Tony Romo reminded him of Roger Staubach, and that he expected just as many Superbowls as Roger had and even more. Then Jerry said that Romo is a first ballot Hall of Famer, and then Jerry said that Dak is on par with Tom Brady minus the commitment, wins, touchdown passes, Division titles, and Superbowl wins of course. So whatever Jerry says just smile and wave boys…smile and wave. Just another day in Jerry’s delusional world

  6. It’s not fluctuating it’s dropping. You pay the QB you compensate in other areas. The 35-40 million dollar question is can Dak compensate for those loses in other areas in the big moment?

  7. Jerry Jones wanting to sign this guy long term is exactly why the Cowboys have not won a super bowl in over 2 decades. As a life long Cowboys fan I an getting afraid I will not see the Cowboys win another one in my life

  8. Ill never forget when Garrard in jax wanted to get paid and pointed to Romos contract. And the Jags said you atent getting that kind of money he overpaid.

  9. tylawspick6 says:
    October 8, 2019 at 2:20 pm
    The more he runs his mouth on this, the more likely it will be he gets burned by either needing to quietly trade him in the offseason or overpay him.

    Either way you lose, because you didn’t already budget for him due to horrible drafting for so long, while being too enamored with the draft hits, overpaying people.

    3 6 Rate This

    I want some of what you’re smoking

  10. dmca12 says:
    October 8, 2019 at 2:45 pm
    It’s not fluctuating it’s dropping. You pay the QB you compensate in other areas. The 35-40 million dollar question is can Dak compensate for those loses in other areas in the big moment?

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    No, it’s not. There is a huge drop off in QB play in the league right now. Brady is 42, Brees is old, Ben is all but cooked, Rivers looks old. Mahomes looks to be a legit, ALl Pro for the future, but there is a gap.

    And, the QB who is good, but not great, has leverage all over Jerry Jones.

    This reminds me of what Houston paid Andre Johnson and Arian Foster at the same time. both with bloated deals.

    They’ve struggled for years to recover from it. You can’t pay multiple sexy positions on one side of the ball, a hugely inflated price like that, and then expect it not to hurt you.

    Elliott was untradeblbe because of his antics, so that hurt them. And now? Jones has to guarantee he can draft a QB as good or better than Prescott.

    See the Goff contract in LA right now as a parallel.

    Enjoy!

  11. “Jerry also said Tony Romo reminded him of Roger Staubach, and that he expected just as many Superbowls as Roger had and even more”

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    I’m not a Cowboys fan or a Jones fan, but the thing that bothers me is that football fans seem to just react instead of think. Jones didn’t say that Romo was good as Staubach or Prescott was as good as Brady. He was saying that he saw certain qualities in them that reminded him of great players. And, to be fair, there are a lot of common good qualities that every good QB (and certainly every great QB) needs to have. Romo should have won a Superbowl at least in Dallas. It’s Jerry’s fault as GM, ironically, that the team eternally had too many other holes to make that happen. Anytime you have a top ten QB (at least, and Romo had the capacity to be much better than that from season to season) and you waste those years of his career with bad defense or a bad run game or some other deficiency, you’ve missed a golden opportunity. It’s hard to get a top ten QB. Look at how many teams need one now, or even the teams that had one recently (like Denver) and have fallen far in the short years without.

    It’s a group effort, so when Jerry said Romo reminded him of Staubach, that wasn’t out of line. If he had said Romo is as good as Staubach or that he had a better career or compared his playstyle directly to Staubach, then we could crucify him. But that’s what great players leave behind in terms of legacy-they excel at something that other players want to emulate. So Prescott being a good leader in the eyes of his owner or doing what it takes to win could remind him of Brady’s early years because that’s a quality Brady has in abundance. It doesn’t mean that Prescott is on Brady’s level.

    I don’t get why football fans get so offended just by names being mentioned. If it were a direct comparison or equivocating skill sure, but that’s not what Jones was doing. Two QBs share a similar quality. That’s not hard to accept. Prescott has many other qualities that are certainly NOT Brady-like, and Romo had certain qualities that are NOT Staubach-esque.

  12. Romo didn’t win a Superbowl because his teams defense was awful almost every year. Not to mention he had a great running game to help him 1 year with Murray. Romo was more than good enough to win a Superbowl. Prescott had a good defense to help him last year . He has Elliot he needs to bring his team at least closer to a Superbowl. I’m not confident it will happen

  13. Prescott has had a better offensive line in his time than Romo did.romo took a pounding and played with serious injuries, yet he gets no credit. Prescott needs to worry about his contract less and his performance more.

  14. Give Dak Dilfer his 40 million Jerry, youre the Cowboys after all. A lifetime contract for Garrett, good puppets are hard to find.

    Regards,
    NFC East

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