Jerry Jones endorses Dak Prescott: He’s shown he’s a winner

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The Cowboys signed Dak Prescott to a four-year, $160 million contract during the offseason. Only Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen have a higher yearly average.

Yet, Prescott’s 69.3 passer rating in Sunday’s playoff loss to the 49ers was his fourth-lowest pass rating at AT&T Stadium in his career.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was asked immediately after the game and again on his radio show Friday whether he should expect more from a quarterback making $40 million a season.

Unlike Jones’ dismissal of questions about coach Mike McCarthy’s future and his open frustration with receiver Amari Cooper, Jones strongly endorsed Prescott in his appearance on 105.3 The Fan.

“Ben Franklin had a rule when he was down and low down and had to have setbacks, he took all the positives on the left side of the page and listed them, and all the negatives on the right,” Jones said, via Jori Epstein of USA Today. “If the left side was longer than the right, he walked out with a spark in his step and a smile. If the right side was longer, then he drank all day, let’s say. My point is, and I’m not trying to be any sort of way, I start right there with a big circle and a big plus.

“He has shown every time he’s ever gotten in a position, he’s shown he’s a winner in football. He has shown that every time he’s ever had a chance to. As you well know, especially at that point, it’s hard to pinpoint ‘the’ skill that makes it happen. It’s hard to pinpoint that. But Dak Prescott has the skill to make it happen. We’ve got skilled players. (Ezekiel) Elliott has the skills to make it happen. We’ve got the offensive line talent to make it happen. We’ve just got to get it right and going in the same direction.”

Prescott is a favorite for comeback player of the year, along with Joe Burrow, after returning from two surgeries on a dislocated and compound fracture of his right ankle in Week 5 of the 2020 season. He had a shoulder injury in training camp and a calf injury that kept him out one game during the season but threw for 4,449 yards with 37 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in winning 11 games.

Prescott is 53-32 as a starter in the regular season but 1-3 in the postseason in his career.

39 responses to “Jerry Jones endorses Dak Prescott: He’s shown he’s a winner

  1. Maybe in the regular season, but he’s not a winner in the playoffs. Anyway, Jerruh, you got bigger problems that start with your head coach.

  2. Winner of what? Wasting everyone’s time? You don’t make a guy the 3rd-highest-paid guy in football because he has more pluses than minuses. You do that because he’s arguably the best at what he does. His record says he’s not, and never has been, and suggests strongly he never will be. And looking at the bookends of this season – his COVID vaccine defiance and his support of fans throwing things at refs – we see he’s not really even such a good guy or leader after all.

    Elliott’s contract was a mistake, and this one is too. And now those mistakes are going to hamstring the team’s ability to hold on to key talent elsewhere, or sign new talent. The window is close to closing, and these two clown are leading the way in closing it.

  3. You can only list about 6 QB’s in the NFL who are better than Dak Prescott. Unfortunately for most teams, guys like Brady, Mahomes, and Peyton have won 6 of the last 7 super bowls. There just aren’t 32 Tom Brady’s out there. Sorry.

  4. Sunk cost fallacy: Jerry will be justifying that enormous contract that he didn’t really want to give for the rest of his life.

  5. When you consider what he is paying Cooper and Elliott I guess you could say that Prescott is not overpaid. I will admit that Elliott is probably one of the best blocking RB’s in the league. But $90,000,000 seems a little steep for a blocking back…

  6. The first three years of his career, before Kellen Moore became the coordinator, Dak Prescott was 32 & 16 as a starting quarterback. The last three years under Kellen Moore as the coordinator, Dak Prescott is 21 & 16 as a starting quarterback. 67% winning percentage down to 56% winning percentage.

  7. Oh, thank goodness! I was starting to think I had to accept Tom Brady as a “winner” because he has 7 Super Bowls. Glad to know putting up nice stats and going .250 in the playoffs gets you that “winner” moniker…

  8. If Dak is a “winner” just who exactly in the NFL quantifies as a nonwinner? Even Blake Bortles got to a Championship game so he clearly is a winner. Trent Dilfer? Also a winner.

    Crazy the things people come up with when the mind starts to slip or your diapers too tight.

  9. charliecharger says:
    January 21, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    You can only list about 6 QB’s in the NFL who are better than Dak Prescott. Unfortunately for most teams, guys like Brady, Mahomes, and Peyton have won 6 of the last 7 super bowls. There just aren’t 32 Tom Brady’s out there. Sorry.

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    Brady, Rodgers, Mahomes, Allen, Wilson, Carr, Herbert, Burrow, Tannehill, Murray, Ryan, Stafford, at the least, probably Jackson too in terms of real impact on his team and in big games. If I had a playoff game tomorrow, I’d pick any of those guys to lead my team ahead of Prescott.

    The only real argument for Prescott is in terms of stats, but those are padded by a weak division and a lot of regular-season wins against losing teams that aren’t followed by playoff success.

  10. Yeah, but Ben Franklin didn’t have Johnnie Walker Blue to fall back on when the right side of the ledger got to be too long, as it always seems to with Jerruh and the Cowboys…

  11. Quite a few people who know I’m a Cowboys fan were asking me “why aren’t you excited about the playoff game”. My one-word answer was and always is “Jerry”. They’re never going anywhere until that delusional old fool takes his dirt nap.

  12. Who exactly did they beat this year? 🤔 Jerry it seems forgot that he plays in a pretty weak division & his schedule this season showed before the playoffs, it wasn’t going to be easy.

  13. He didn’t even know that he was supposed to give the ball to the umpire in a crucial game winning situation in the playoffs – for the love of God, Jerry, you can’t be serious

  14. Jerry Jones was a team captain and played center on Arkansas’ National Championship team, years ago. He bought an NFL team, which at the time, was the worst team in the league. He proceeded to win 3 super bowls with two different coaches and has been inducted in Pro Football’s Hall of Fame. Jerry knows more about football than any owner. The NFL is a QB league, and very few teams have won more games since Dak was drafted. You might not like Jerry or Dak, but the kid is a winner. Dan Marino didn’t win any super bowls. He wasn’t bad.

  15. charliecharger says:
    January 21, 2022 at 7:24 pm
    Jerry Jones was a team captain and played center on Arkansas’ National Championship team, years ago. He bought an NFL team, which at the time, was the worst team in the league. He proceeded to win 3 super bowls with two different coaches and has been inducted in Pro Football’s Hall of Fame. Jerry knows more about football than any owner. The NFL is a QB league, and very few teams have won more games since Dak was drafted. You might not like Jerry or Dak, but the kid is a winner. Dan Marino didn’t win any super bowls. He wasn’t bad.

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    He knows so much football that he fired the HC that built the team and coached the team to back to back Super Bowl championships because the coach was getting more credit for the success than he was. They have had a 25 year drought in playing in NFC championship games

  16. Dak isn’t going anywhere. How many playoff wins did Romo have, and that was with much better teams imo. I think he’s already matched him in playoff wins. Jerry’s favorites.

  17. whitecomet77 says:
    January 21, 2022 at 8:03 pm
    Dak has the same sort of class as his mentor Jerruh.

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    I agree. ” yea it’s cool to throw objects at the officials.” Poor loser.

  18. A very subjective word that doesn’t seem all that applicable to me in this instance. Competitor sure. Winner has yet to be earned as a moniker for Prescott IMO.

  19. There is a VERY funny take by commenter above I shall not name but I appreciate the good laugh much obliged that is funniest thing I’ve read all day.

  20. realfootballfan says:
    January 21, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    Dak isn’t going anywhere. How many playoff wins did Romo have, and that was with much better teams imo. I think he’s already matched him in playoff wins.

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    There was some real talent on the Romo-era teams, but there was also a glaring problem the whole time – the offensive line. Romo spent his career running for his life as protection broke down constantly.

    He did make some mistakes of his own, but I believe if Romo had Prescott’s OL, he would have won a Super Bowl.

  21. nhpats2011 says:
    What exactly has Dak won Jerry?
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    Really, dude? He won the race against the umpire to spot the ball.

  22. Yeah, he’s a winner….but only against bad teams. When they play good teams he’s a loser. In the NFL it’s wins that count, not padding your stats against bad teams. Apparently Jerruh hasn’t figured that out yet.

  23. You are correct Jerry if you mean in the regular season. When it comes to the playoffs, Dak is no better than any other Dallas Cowboy’s QB you’ve had in 20+ years.

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