Stephen Jones on Dak Prescott negotiations: Ultimately, we’ll figure this out

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The Cowboys haven’t signed Dak Prescott to a contract extension yet, but it’s not an indication of anything other than it’s not done.

The Cowboys expect to have Prescott as their quarterback for years to come.

But the Cowboys continue to say the same thing they have said since negotiations began: They are seeking a team-friendly deal that allows them room to build a good team around Prescott.

“In my mind, he’s flawless,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Friday afternoon on 105.3 The Fan. “So the only thing we need him to do is work with us a little bit, and I understand because it’s his money and easy for someone else to say. But the only reason we’re having a negotiation is to talk him into all the reasons as to why it’s good to have a supporting cast around him. Other than that, it would be really easy to write the check. It’s not saving Jerry [Jones] and I any money. What we’re trying to do is keep this young football team together. We think it’s a really good one, and we think it’s only going to get better because it is young. Other than that, this negotiation would have been over with months ago. But I think he understands where we’re coming from. We understand where he’s coming from, and ultimately, we’ll figure this out.”

When all is signed and done, Prescott is expected to get something above the $32 million per year in new money the Eagles gave Carson Wentz.

Nothing is imminent with Prescott or Amari Cooper, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on his radio show Friday.

“We are just where we were and where we’ve been, and that is we don’t have anything done, but how close we are to getting it done is really not identifiable because it takes two, and it takes the will of two looking at it from two different perspectives,” Jerry Jones said on 105.3 The Fan. “You never know what that is, and the other one never knows where that is until it’s actually done. And, so, we are continuing to operate with the — continuing, and I meant that, not as some type of complaint at all. But both parties are continuing to operate as though we’re going to get something done at some point.”

19 responses to “Stephen Jones on Dak Prescott negotiations: Ultimately, we’ll figure this out

  1. Likely the Cowboys will relent, overpay for a third rate player, and then lose in the playoffs. And then they’ll add some other team’s trash. Oops, they already did that adding Bennett today.

  2. Bet on yourself Dak, Baltimore Joe style.

    However, the Cowboys are morons if they sign this guy for more than 23 million. I just dont think he is that good. But I hope he proves me wrong.

  3. Daks not a third rate player. I dont know what else he can do to prove that he is a well above average QB. Look at his stats and his wins.

  4. Still waiting for one of the very highly paid QBs to actually win a Super Bowl. Tom Brady’s $28 mil cap hit last year is probably highest, but he is kind of a special player

  5. Stephen Jones cannot be trusted. After he insisted that the Cowboys would not give in to Zeke, they did just that. He will never have anyone’s back.

  6. He didn’t give in. Elliot is guaranteed 50 million he won’t see any more . they will fit him at that point because he would be in the league 7 year and on his downside . He wins rushing titles. You have to give him one big contract

  7. Dan Snyder never speaks, Jerry and his kid always speak, they both would be better off to hire real football people to handle these things. Redskins are trash, Cowboys are flashy trash. Just like a burnt out light bulb they used to be good.

  8. Why do the Joneses continue to negotiate the contracts for their players and their coach in public on a radio show? Idiots.

  9. Bet on yourself Dak, Baltimore Joe style.

    However, the Cowboys are morons if they sign this guy for more than 23 million. I just dont think he is that good. But I hope he proves me wrong.

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    Prove you wrong??? They kid has the second most wins only behind Brady since he’s come into the league. What else do you want? He’s already proved you wrong, and the funny thing is, you don’t even know it.

  10. I think he missed his window earlier in the season and now the cowboys have a bit of cold feet knowing they can kick this cab down the road and tag him anyway. With Stephen running things it’s a new day in Dallas, he isn’t going to cave and overpay….. he knows Dak’s limitations and they are trying to get Dak to see that

  11. I want to see the cowboys pay Dak as much as goff and Wentz. See how that works out for them.

  12. “Prove you wrong??? They kid has the second most wins only behind Brady since he’s come into the league. What else do you want? He’s already proved you wrong, and the funny thing is, you don’t even know it.”

    He or the team has the most wins behind the Patriots? Exactly – Now show me the games when he is missing – a Running game, a LT, a WR or heck when the defense struggles- what does he do? exactly he does not elevate other players-He has improved but still shows weakness when it comes to reading defenses- He limits play calling (93% of pass plays come out of shotgun) think that doesn’t tip a defense off? pay him 35 million and look at the offensive line a few weeks ago- That is the type of line he will have- good luck- if he and his people do not realize how much he needs to be surrounded by then let’s watch as he brings the team down to below average.

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