In praising other mobile quarterbacks, Jerry Jones wasn’t criticizing Dak Prescott

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A buzz emerged in the immediate aftermath of Tuesday’s radio appearance by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas that he compared quarterback Dak Prescott in unfavorable terms to the likes of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and former Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. Based on the words actually uttered by Jones, that’s not the case.

Jones was addressing the mobility of certain quarterbacks, which allows them to extend plays that otherwise may be over. He didn’t say Prescott had less ability in that regard; Jones put Prescott in their class.

“Obviously with their quarterback [Mahomes], who I think is at the highest level right now because of his, frankly, as much as just his natural ability to make plays, his mobility,” Jones said. “And this guy’s very quick and elusive and can get in and out of situations with his feet and buy time. The quarterback we played Sunday [Russell Wilson] is of that kind of nature. He’s very, has great ability to get in and out and then make the play, that play Dak made at the end of the game that got intercepted. Well the result of Dak’s ability that let him get that ball off was really great and outstanding. Well, these guys do that, have that ability a lot.

“They are very quick-footed and they are very, they have the unique ability to possibly take their eyes away from the field for a minute and then immediately focus back and see, [Tony] Romo had that.

“And so he can turn his back on it and turn around and hand-eye and get it done quick. And so those are things that show up and that’s what’s showing up with these guys. They’re buying time with their feet, or buying time with their instincts and their feet.”

So that’s what Jones said. And none of it amounted to criticism of Prescott, or a suggestion that other quarterbacks wouldn’t have thrown an interception at the end of the game. Although, arguably, Prescott could have run the ball, gotten out of bounds, and had another shot at the end zone in lieu of throwing the ball into a cluster of too many bodies that resulted in the interception, his raw athletic ability allowed him to escape a sack that quite likely would have been followed by the clock running out before the Cowboys could snap the ball on what would have been fourth and 26 from the Seattle 38, since the clock showed 11 seconds when Dak stumbled, the Cowboys had no timeouts, and the receiver would have had to sprint back from the end zone to get set for the final play.

UPDATE 11:47 p.m. ET: After actually hearing the audio, I’ve had a change of heart. As explained here.

16 responses to “In praising other mobile quarterbacks, Jerry Jones wasn’t criticizing Dak Prescott

  1. I think Dak Prescott is pretty good and im a saints fan. The cowboys usually do not run an offense that cranks out cheap qb stats otherwise Dak would have better numbers and more respect.

  2. Obviously Dak wants Mahomes money and Jerry is smart enough to not give him Mahomes money because he is no where close to as talented as Mahomes. Jerry just said it in a smart way. Well done.

  3. You know, he could avoid a lot of grief if he could just string together coherent sentences. How in the world did he ever become so successful?

  4. We all know how this plays out. Dak will get ‘injured’, so Dalton can lead them and Dak doesn’t get re-signed.

  5. If Dak Prescott wants the big $$$ he is gonna have to find a way to win games, he has all the weapons and a good OL now what’s the excuse for Dallas being 1-2

  6. Does Jerry Jones ever criticize the incompetent Cowboys GM and how this team was put together with a poor to mediocre defense? That GM is named Jerry Jones and he has shown numerous times that no other NFL team would hire Jerry Jones as GM.

  7. “The cowboys usually do not run an offense that cranks out cheap qb stats otherwise Dak would have better numbers and more respect.”
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    LOL. Ever since Dak has been their the ENTIRE offense has been built around easy completions that rack up tons of meaningless yards. His record against winning teams is awful and they never win big games but he is an absolute stat machine to the degree that if you never saw him play and only saw his stats you’d think he was among the very best in the game.

  8. Jones is missing the real Dak-Russ comparison: Wilson takes average receivers and makes them great. Note that when Seahawks’ #1 receivers go elsewhere (Tate, Richardson), they’re at best #2s, if that. It has little to do with his mobility – Brady was quite good at buying time inside the pocket without actually scrambling. Rather, he is precise with where he puts the ball, and his receivers are drilled on where to go. Even Sunday, where his accuracy wasn’t really there, he still got the ball to his receivers on schedule and in places where they could catch it.

  9. If I were paying Dak Prescott $31million this year I would be sick to my stomach. Game on the line in Seattle last week, 45 seconds left and he gets sacked on a three man pass rush? Talk about coming up small. All he had to do was slide up in pocket or slide over to either side but he ran right into one of three rushers. Unacceptable

  10. nyyankeehatespoliticos says:
    September 29, 2020 at 4:46 pm
    Does Jerry Jones ever criticize the incompetent Cowboys GM and how this team was put together with a poor to mediocre defense? That GM is named Jerry Jones and he has shown numerous times that no other NFL team would hire Jerry Jones as GM.
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    The real guy who’s making the personnel decisions is Will McClay who Jones called the MVP of the draft this year. They are an on-side kick away from 0-3. They will win the division only because the rest of the NFC East is bad. This team was put together all wrong.

  11. first of all its a fool’s errand to think you can parse meaning out of jerry beating his gums, mostly saying in 254 words the same thing that could be said in about 40. he thinks the extra words bring gravitas, when they only make him sound more like a gomer.

    and will mcclay does the draft and free agency evaluation, jerry and steve do the business of allocating the dollars; like giving top og the market money to unproductive players like cooper and lawrence.

  12. Everything about Dallas is hot garbage. They’ve long been a smoldering dumpster fire and the only reason anyone outside of Texas writes about them is because 25 years ago they were a pretty good team.

    They’ve been laying disappointment bombs every year since Aikman retired.

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