Jerry Jones: “Not correct” we haven’t gotten money’s worth from Dak Prescott

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Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott threw a pair of interceptions in the first half of Sunday’s game in Green Bay and the Packers turned both of them into touchdowns that helped them on the road to a 31-28 win.

That road went through overtime and Prescott didn’t have much more success late in the game than he did on those early drives. Prescott was 1-of-5 on third and fourth down passes while the team was going scoreless over the fourth quarter and overtime, which has led to some criticism of his play in the wake of the game.

Stephen A. Smith of ESPN was one of the critics. He said that Prescott is not living up to the contract that the Cowboys gave before last season. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was asked about that comment during his Tuesday appearance on 105.3 The Fan and said it is “not correct” because “Dak and his leadership” are vital to their chances of winning.

“Dak brings us a separator,” Jones said. “Now, does that mean that Dak’s going to win every game or make every comeback or every key situation? You can answer that one. Of course not. But, by the same token, if you were constructing the possibility of competing for a Super Bowl, I would start on this team, I would start right there with Dak. He’s that integral to us really being able to have the year we want to have.”

Prescott has not taken the Cowboys to a Super Bowl since joining the team in 2016 and that missing piece will always lead to criticism when the Cowboys come up short. As long as the guy writing the checks continues to have faith in the quarterback, though, there’s not going to be a change in Prescott’s status with the Cowboys.

27 responses to “Jerry Jones: “Not correct” we haven’t gotten money’s worth from Dak Prescott

  1. “… if you were constructing the possibility of competing for a Super Bowl …”

    Jimmy’s been gone 25+ year. What does Jerry know about this? He’s never done it.

  2. “Dak brings us a separator” – what the hell does that even mean – he separates the Cowboys from winning games? Is there any possibility of forcing Jerry to sell along with Danny boy?

  3. It’s been 4 years since Dak won a playoff game, and that was the only one he’s won.

    Isn’t that what a high-dollar franchise QB is paid for? Rush clearly showed that they don’t need Prescott to win most games. So how is Prescott a separator? All he’s accomplishing is what an average QB could accomplish.

    At his best, he’s great. Where is his best when it counts?

  4. Dakota is NOT taking Dallas to a Super Bowl unless every opponent they play has a Defense loaded with practice squad level players. He cannot beat a top 10 Defense playing the way he’s been playing & like Tony Romo – he’ll win you a few good games just not the most important ones!

  5. It appears that Dak plays really well against bad teams but hasn’t come through otherwise. He hasn’t been the same since those injuries to his ankle and shoulder.

  6. Just let it go already JJ. Dak cannot read defenses on a consistent enough basis to be effective NFL QB.

    This coming from a Big Time Dak fan for the way he handles himself off the field.

  7. Just because you’re delusional, Jerry, it doesn’t mean we’re all going to buy into it. Dak’s a bus driver who can beat the Lions and Bears as long as everything is going perfectly but don’t ever count on him putting the team on his back and winning when the chips are down.

  8. In Jerry’s world he thinks he knows great players and pays them accordingly (taking money from roster needs), in the real world most see those players as mediocre and just not worth the money…kind of looks like Stephen is growing weary of that system. Maybe they could convince Irsay to trade for Dak who looks a lot like a middling QB that can’t win the games that matter.

  9. Every time Dak throws across the middle of the field I fear the worse.

    Dak is overconfident and underachieving.

  10. Out of all the starting QB’s in the Not for Long How many of them can you truly say are game changers? And out of those Game changers how many will win a championship?

  11. Dak does manage to generate buzz and get a lot of eyeballs on himself and the organization. From that point of view he is worth every penny. As far as winning football games, well, that’s a different deal.

  12. rick2288 says:
    November 15, 2022 at 11:35 am
    Just let it go already JJ. Dak cannot read defenses on a consistent enough basis to be effective NFL QB.

    This coming from a Big Time Dak fan for the way he handles himself off the field.
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    Really- is that because he threw the refs under the bus after the loss to the niners. His teammate didn’t know to hand the ball to the ref. Or is this considered on field?
    I lost respect for him when he didn’t accept the responsibility for the loss (and neither did rest of the cowboys)

  13. Dak’s contract can’t end soon enough. Just imagine, 40 million more dollars spent on this current defense. It would definitely rival the 85 Bears, no doubt!

  14. The problem with the Cowboys isn’t Dak, wasn’t Romo or the coaches or the players, of which they have had many, many superstars on both sides of the ball over the years. The problem is Jerrah’s attitude towards his own team. He has his players convinced that simply being a Dallas Cowboy is the pinnacle of a pro football player’s career. Because of that, his players just don’t have the drive to be great. They think they’ve already arrived.

  15. Dak is not elite. He is a top 10 guy but he is not going to win you games on his own. The Green Bay game Dallas won. Dak did not lose it. The only reason this game went into overtime was bad officiating. When a team is up that much and the only thing that got the other team in the game you can say the refs caused this one. Dallas did what they had to do to win and got shafted, simple. Every game they have lost in Green Bay has been lost with horrible calls in it. Not just bad, but horrible. Jus like the catch in the Vikings game that sent it into OT. That ball flat out hit the ground and was not a catch. In the long run. Dallas will be in the playoffs and Green Bay won’t. Does not really matter.

  16. The Packers game proved an unmotivated just ok team like the Cowboys were will lose every time.

  17. Dallas’ fans haven’t gotten their money’s worth from the Cowboys in the past 25 years. But hey Jerrah’s bank account, like Prescott’s, is apparently is the organization’s true indication of success.

  18. The separator line is the same as his excuse about Elliott. “He wears the defense down and is a good pass protector”. While those are important you don’t pay a RB $90,000,000 to do them. But J Jones will never admit it when he overpays. Any more than he will ever admit it was J Johnson who was responsible for the Cowboys run in the 90’s. But the fact the Cowboys have been essentially a .500 team with very few playoff wins much less a Super Bowl since Johnson left tells you all you need to know about Jones. And this comes from a long time (1960) Cowboys fan (despite J Jones). You want to like him because he will spend the money, but he won’t shut up and is a terrible GM. Players come, players go, coaches come , coaches go. The ONLY common denominator in Cowboys mediocrity is the fake GM.

  19. There are only a handful of truly elite QBs in the league at any given time, but every starting caliber QB will get an elite contract. Dak isn’t a top tier guy, but few are, and there are only a few clear upgrades with not many (any?) feasibly available to Dallas. That’s why you see the same retreads over and over and the same teams miss on the draft and trades. Most teams only have a shot at the SB by getting a QB who is “good enough” and surrounding him with enough pieces and D.

  20. slimglynn says:
    November 15, 2022 at 12:18 pm
    Dak’s contract can’t end soon enough. Just imagine, 40 million more dollars spent on this current defense. It would definitely rival the 85 Bears, no doubt!
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    It’s just not the money it’s coaching too. Do you think Quinn is buddy ryan?

  21. nnagi says:
    November 15, 2022 at 11:18 am
    “Dak brings us a separator” – what the hell does that even mean – he separates the Cowboys from winning games?

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    Now that’s hilarious right there… LMAO!!!

  22. This is why the next QB shouldn’t automatically be the highest paid guy. There are 2-3 QBs that are the main reason their team wins—mahomes, Allen, and Lamar.

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