Stephen Jones: Dak Prescott injury doesn’t change plans for future

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Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott had surgery on Sunday after suffering a right ankle compound fracture dislocation in the team’s victory over the Giants and he’ll miss the rest of the season as a result.

Prescott’s recovery will be in the forefront for the near future, but questions about his contract are going to come to the forefront at some point down the road. Prescott is playing out this year under the franchise tag, but the Cowboys have insisted that they want to sign him to a long-term deal.

On Monday, executive vice president Stephen Jones said on 105.3 The Fan that the team’s plans for Prescott’s future have “absolutely not” changed as a result of the injury.

“He’s the face of our franchise and we know he’ll overcome this,” Jones said, via Jori Epstein of USA Today.

Andy Dalton will take over as the team’s starter with Prescott out of commission. Ben DiNucci is the other quarterback on the active roster and Jones said it’s to be determined if there will be any additions to the group.

40 responses to “Stephen Jones: Dak Prescott injury doesn’t change plans for future

  1. Silly. Trade for Stafford now and monitor the Dak situation. They’d have Stafford for 2 seasons (this and next) should Dax not recover as planned. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

  2. Somewhat ironic that Dak suffered a compound fracture the same day Alex Smith returned from his nearly two year battle with a compound fracture. And it’s also interesting that Dak suffered his severe break against the Giants, the same opponent that inflicted a compound fracture on Joe Theismann.

  3. In other words, Jerry Jones never had the intentions of signing Dak to a monster contract anyways

  4. As a Giant fan I wish him a full recovery. I remember LT taking down Theisman and ending his career. I pray that isn’t the case with Dak.

  5. The fact is that Dak was the top QB in the division. The sad fact is that Dalton is now the top QB in the division.

  6. “In other words, Jerry Jones never had the intentions of signing Dak to a monster contract anyways”

    If Stephen speaks the truth then that sums it up.

  7. This is a business first and foremost. Dallas isn’t to bad with next years projected cap. No tier 1 players set for free agency beyond Dak. Dalton is a URFA. So lock him up now and we will see how comfortable Jerry is with spending $38mil for Dak next year. We all wish him a speedy and full recovery. But with a career earnings of $35mil, he will be fine. What avg Joe wouldn’t wish they could make that much on 5years of work.

  8. Cowboys will move on from Dak. No one is crazy enough to ever offer him anything close to that offer. He needs to fire his agent and quit listening to his brother.

  9. Cowboys could trade for Dallas-native Stafford and have a good, expensive QB at a cheap price (his salary is mostly bonus this year, so the Lions’ cap would take the hit with the trade, not Dallas’ cap)

    The NFC is ripe for the taking. The East is weak. Do the Cowboys really want to ride this season on Andy Dalton’s arm?

  10. Goes without saying that his agent and he made a big mistake (ahead and basically doubled down, all due to something that might have happened 4-5 years from now). He was never going to get the $37-38 and no one will be able to afford that next year (or quite possibly the year after that), but with that injury it will be extremely hard to gauge whether he can play before having to sign him again. Regardless of where he ends up, he’s facing a one year show me type deal. Sad in that he appears to be a really good guy, but sometimes when you take risks you lose.

  11. Pay Dalton 1/3 of Dak’s asking price and spend the remaining $25+Mil/yr on defense so Dalton doesn’t NEED to score 35 points/game to have a chance at a win.

  12. He’s not getting the mega deal he coveted. If the Cowboys were going to sign him to that type of deal they would have done it this past off season, but now with this injury his chances are slim to none

  13. Even if Dak never plays football again he should set for life. With his 30 million salary plus his millions in endorsements.
    I cant feel too bad for him.

  14. We will see what Jones says in a couple years when Dak can try to play again. I am sure his response when asked will be “Dak who?”. The cowboys will have to find a quarterback somewhere if Dalton doesn’t work out. I am thinking they will draft one next spring

  15. Disregard Dak the person for a moment (we all agree he’s a terrific person, blah, blah…)-

    I don’t feel bad for him for missing out on the big money, he had his chance but his or somebody’s outright greed led him to reject offer after offer for being “too low”. Since when is XX million/year not a lot of money?

    He gambled. He lost bigtime. Hit that down button for all its worth but that’s the fact, Jack.

  16. It’s sad, it truly is however he should’ve signed what they offered, what was it 35 million he said was too “low.”

  17. Dak is already super rich because of his salary and all his endorsement deals. Some NFL team will pay him upwards of $200 million if he comes back. If he retires today, he’ll never have to work again, and will live in big time luxury.

  18. So Dak is to blame because he didn’t accept a low offer when others in his profession make more? Wow, just wow!

  19. Team wasnt doing all that great with him. Take Eliot out of the picture and what do you have an average QB on a team with a huge salary base. I say what the Jones boys say now and in a year from now may be two different things.

  20. Not a Jerry fan by any means, but one thing he is is very loyal. He sticks with coaches for way longer than he should, so I highly doubt they would turn their back on Dak.

  21. Another reason to avoid the franchise tag.

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    Another reason if somebody offers you $175 million for five years you don’t be greedy and jump on it!!

  22. Translated: “We want to thank Dak for being a Cowboy. We wish him the best in his new endeavors and we are so glad we didn’t rush into that extension. Obviously, this changes our focus in the upcoming draft. May God have mercy on the Dallas Cowboys.”

  23. Please trade for Stafford Jerrah! I know some Lions fans would love to see him out of Detroit. I win for both parties

  24. yeah right Stephen. that’s a good sound byte for now but I would bet the farm they won’t be paying Dak next year……

  25. Considering he’s highly unlikely to be ready for the start of next season…. but will be an UFA…. realistically, perhaps the best, most loyal, kindest thing Jerrah could do is offer him the franchise tag again next year.

  26. I believe Dak is a good kid, even a good QB. But not good enough to take them to a championship. Dalton make this a better offense! He ain’t in Cincinnati anymore.

  27. Dak is a good dude and beloved by so many in the NFL circle. If you’re an NFL player waiting for your first big contract and they franchise tag you, sit out.

    How many of you believe they are going to take care of Dak on this deal? Shannon Sharpe said it on this contract the Cowboys bet against Dak and won.

  28. Working out great for the joneses. Won’t be long now. Soon the great Jones name will be under center as the 3rd face of the franchise. Good thing playoffs are not required! Hahaha

  29. thebirdofprey says:
    October 12, 2020 at 6:38 pm
    Dak is a good dude and beloved by so many in the NFL circle. If you’re an NFL player waiting for your first big contract and they franchise tag you, sit out.

    How many of you believe they are going to take care of Dak on this deal? Shannon Sharpe said it on this contract the Cowboys bet against Dak and won.

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    Dak was offered a contract that would take care of him and will be offered one again.
    Once again it isn’t about money. It’s about Dak wants 4 years the Cowboys 5.
    Dalton will not be the Cowboys starter next year and neither will Stafford.
    Those 2 are auditioning for Denver, Indy or any other team without a QB
    and an early draft pick.
    Dak will be the starter in Dallas next year on a new deal.

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