Stephen Jones doubled down on Dak Prescott’s future with the Dallas Cowboys.
Prescott suffered a compound fracture in his ankle during the third quarter of Dallas’ 37-34 win over the New York Giants. The injury required surgery late Sunday night, but the updates provided signaled that Prescott will likely make a full recovery.
After the game, the Dallas Cowboys VP expressed that Prescott is the team’s future, via Clarence HIll Jr.
“He is our future. He is special,” said Jones. “If anyone can overcome this, it will be Dak. Our doctors feel good he will be able to overcome it and be better than ever.”
We have not even clipped the one week anniversary yet and there is speculation surrounding what will happen to Dak. rescott was playing on a one-year franchise tag in hopes of securing a longer commitment from the team. Prescott was offered a five-year contract, but Prescott refused in hopes of securing more guaranteed money. He could have held out, but elected to sign the exclusive franchise tag.
According to ESPN’s Bill Barnwell, Dak could take nearly 19% of the team’s cap space if the Cowboys use the second franchise tag. The Cowboys and Dak have battled back and forth over contract extensions, but Jones told Sports Illustrated’s Albert Beer on Wednesday that there has been “zero change” in contract talks.
“There is zero change in his contract negotiation status, how much we want to get him signed. Nothing changes. He didn’t lose value. Nothing. It’s a continually work in progress. Obviously, it’s been a challenge for us, in that we haven’t gotten it done, especially with how bad I know he wants to be a Cowboy. And I know how bad we want him to be the leader of this team for the next 10, 12 years.”
The 27-year old is expected to start rehab next week.