Jerry Jones refers to Dak Prescott as family member, but adds deal “has to fit”

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On Wednesday, the Cowboys met with Dak Prescott‘s agent, Todd France, for the first time since September. The sides resumed talks on a long-term deal for the quarterback, though the team is not expected to get a contract completed until after resolution of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

“Don’t make anything of that, one way or another,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Thursday, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. “That’s not what counts. [What counts is] when you decide it’s time to make it work.”

Jones added that he was not demeaning the meeting “but what counts is when it looks like it fits.”

The sides came close to a deal before the start of the 2019 season before negotiations were put on hold.

Prescott is scheduled to hit free agency March 18, though that is unlikely. The Cowboys are expected to franchise Prescott if they can’t get a deal done before the tag window closes March 12.

The proposed CBA calls for only one tag, which would complicate matters for the Cowboys with both Prescott and receiver Amari Cooper scheduled to become free agents.

“It’s what it is,” Jones said. “We’ll just have to figure out a way to [get it done]. . . .There’s no question it’s going to put on a bigger angst.”

Prescott is the priority at the moment, though.

Jones said, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, that his feeling about Prescott’s future with Cowboys is “the same that I feel about Stephen [Jones]. There’s no going forward without Stephen or one of your family members, so you’ve got to get it figured out. This is a deal I have to get done, but it has to fit.”

10 responses to “Jerry Jones refers to Dak Prescott as family member, but adds deal “has to fit”

  1. It kind of looks like Jerry “the deal maker” has gotten into a bit of a situation where either has a choice to pay Dak mostly what he wants, hope Clayton Thorson can easily step in and be a immediate top 15 NFL starter, pick through the pile discarded trash for one of the on their last legs QB or a QB that was never that good but as Foles, Keenum, Cousins, etc have proved those choices are usually in desperation and way over paid or use that 17th round draft pick for a second tier QB that will be an immediate top 15 NFL starter, but higher chance of being a bust.

  2. This guy folded on the Elliott holdout and (over)paid him with multiple years left on his contract. Dak’s agent knows Jones will cave again when push comes to shove.

  3. Elliott was the BEST at his position and still is. He was worth Elite coin. Dak …. not so much. Dak is about 10th to 12th best in the NFL.. There is where this is. Simple. Pay Dak what he is worth 28/32 mil per and thats being beyond fair OR IT CAN WALK! P E R I O D. wow that was hard eh haters . . .

  4. Plenty of QBs out there that can get you to 8-8, just like Dak.

    Only difference is you’ll save $25M a season signing those guys. Draft your future starter and let him sit for a season or two (makes it so 5th year option isn’t a franchise tag equivalent price).

  5. no, elliot wasnt the best at his position. he had the best run blocking line in the league. atleast a dozen other running backs couldve lead the league in rushing with the holes they open up. he got paid though, with all that guaranteed money he got and dak is about to get (maybe amari too), they’ll all be too rich to care about underperforming due to not being able to afford to keep the line elite.

  6. Dak is way too inconsistent for an elite caliber NFL QB. He’s a journeyman at best and ole Jerry, might actually realize that fact.

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