Jerry Jones: Dak Prescott will respond and recover from this challenge

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With no in-person interviews because of COVID-19, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones no longer does a postgame press conference. Jones, though, released a statement after his quarterback’s gruesome injury Sunday.

Dak Prescott is undergoing surgery now to repair a right ankle compound fracture dislocation.

“We are all heartbroken for Dak and this very disappointing injury,” Jones said. “The outpouring of messages that I have received regarding his setback speaks volumes to the respect and admiration that he has earned from his teammates, former Cowboys players and Cowboys supporters everywhere.

“I know this young man very well. I know the personal hardship and strife that he has faced, dealt with and overcome in his young life. And I know of no one who is more prepared, from the perspective of mental and emotional toughness and determination, than Dak Prescott to respond and recover from this challenge that has been put in front of him. He is an inspiration to everyone he touches. He has all of our love and support. And we have no doubt that he will return to the position of leadership and purpose that he brings to our team.”

The Cowboys did not sign Prescott to a long-term deal, leaving him to play this season under the $31.4 million franchise tag. It remains to be seen how his injury will affect negotiations after the season.

12 responses to “Jerry Jones: Dak Prescott will respond and recover from this challenge

  1. Dreadful year for Dak. First his brother, now this awful injury. He seems like a straight up guy. I really hope he recovers well and that we see him soon.

  2. Dak is done in Dallas. He bet on himself and lost big time. If Dalton leafs this team to playoff success than they can save money by extending Dalton for less than half as much as Dak wants. They can use the extra cap space on Defense. As for Dak he will be a free agent and lucky to get a job backing up Baker Mayfield.

  3. Dak is a smart guy, and is set for life and then some if he never plays another down in the NFL… with that being said, this injury is undeniably “the thing” that he was betting wouldn’t happen: a catastrophic, career threatening injury. It’s uncommon for QB’s, but…. here we are. It did happen.

    Get well Dak. See you in 2021!

  4. Prescott will be a free agent at the end of this season. His physical condition will be a question mark. Is it conceivable that he goes the entire 2021 season unsigned? I don’t think even Dak is that arrogant to ask for $30M while no one even knows if he’s going to be able to play in 2021. This will be very interesting.

  5. Dak is done in Dallas. He bet on himself and lost big time. If Dalton leafs this team to playoff success than they can save money by extending Dalton for less than half as much as Dak wants. They can use the extra cap space on Defense. As for Dak he will be a free agent and lucky to get a job backing up Baker Mayfield.
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    Someone has been living under a rock.
    Yeah, a tough spot for Dak, but he broke his ankle, not his obvious talented play. He’ll be back because QBs like Dak don’t grow on trees,

  6. A)im sure his agent made him get a insurance policy until he got a long term deal B).Dak will sign a one year prove it deal with either the Cowboys or another franchise. C) THIS MAY be a blessing in disguse and me him a better pocket passer. D) Worse case scenario a team like the Bears,m, Raiders ,Broncos sign him ,because they love QBs.

  7. and then I will low-ball him in contract negations.

    Jurrah is a major d-bag.

    Hope Dak has a speedy and full recovery. First hand experience with compound fractures in the leg. Not easy and very painful recovery.

  8. How did Jerry low-ball Dak? He offered him over 33 million a year with over 100 million guaranteed. Get your facts straight before piling on Jerry.

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