The Dallas Cowboys continue to support the notion they are committed to quarterback Dak Prescott.
The 77-year old owner, Jerry Jones, told 105.3 The Fan that once again.
“Dak doesn’t need to do anything more to solidify his status with the Cowboys,” said Jones, via 247Sports. “He doesn’t need to do anything more at all. Candidly, he’s had that. That’s not an issue.”
Despite playing on the franchise tag, Prescott said he wants to stay in Dallas long term. He confirmed that notion by saying he wants to finish his career as a Cowboy.
“I’m very optimistic,” Prescott said. “That’s business, and there’s all kinds of avenues in business of why it might not get worked out. I’m very confident that I’ll be a Cowboy, and as I’ve said before, I plan to be a Cowboy for the rest of my career. So there’s no worries when it goes into that. There’s no thoughts that I allow to distract me. This is the place to be. As I talk about the team and how exciting this offense can be with the new coaching staff, how great this defense is going to be, and this team, in general. This is the place to be, and I’m excited to be a Cowboy more importantly.”
Prescott is entering his fifth year and could command a salary of $40 million. Given the massive $500 million extensions from Patrick Mahomes and four-year, $160 million deal from Deshaun Watson, Prescott is going to be asking for big bucks.
However, it appears that the Cowboys are going to see if Prescott can lead the team past the 8-8 record from last year.
Jones can say what he wants about how much he loves Prescott. Their quarterback remains on a one year deal.