Dak Prescott‘s contract situation has continued to hover over the Dallas Cowboys in the last several months. With the Cowboys struggling to find success in the 2020 season, questions about the matter have become much more prominent. All that has guided team owner Jerry Jones to make a swift comment that will make Prescott quite happy.
Cowboys continue downward trend in the 2020 season
The Dallas Cowboys‘ Super Bowl hopes were quickly crushed before the midway point of the 2020 season.
The Cowboys have suffered several significant losses, including Dak Prescott’s season-ending ankle injury. All of which has contributed to the team sitting with a 2-7 record through the first nine games.
Dallas’ struggles have also shifted the discussion once again toward Prescott’s long-term future with the franchise. With the possibility to snag a top quarterback prospect looking likely for next year’s draft, Jerry Jones has quickly responded to that potential scenario.
Jerry Jones shoots down the idea of draft another quarterback
Beyond Dak Prescott missing the rest of the 2020 campaign, the Cowboys’ focus continues to stay on their future under center.
Dallas’ downward spiral this season could land them a top-five selection in next year’s draft, which, combined with Prescott’s pending contract situation, leads to questions about the potential of drafting another quarterback. During one of Jerry Jones’ weekly interviews with 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, he voiced on Tuesday that it was crazy to think the team would head in that direction.
“Yes, you ask me if it’s crazy to bring the idea up? And I’ve answered it, yes. It’s not the thing to be talking about at all. Dak is our quarterback,” he said.
Jerry Jones and the front office have continued to stay on the track of airing their firm commitment to Prescott. The team has spoken quite optimistically about the situation working out in their favor toward a lengthy extension in the coming months.
The 27-year-old has also remained with that same sentiment with the desire to play his entire career in Dallas. He has become a franchise cornerstone that has built its roster around over the last few years. The whole situation should have a resolution in the months after the 2020 season.
Only time will tell in Dallas
Jerry Jones and the Cowboys may continue to voice all the politically correct comments about the situation, but it’s a developing matter.
The hope over the last two offseasons was to get a long-term deal worked out with Dak Prescott. However, the two sides failed to secure that extension with the Pro Bowler, which will lead to the same situation unfolding next offseason.
The Cowboys hold the ability to place the franchise tag on Prescott for the second straight year, but it will leave the long-term future uncertain. There is also the second half of the 2020 season to play, which appears Dallas is on the trajectory to finish with one of the league’s worst records.
All that will put the organization in the position to secure a top quarterback prospect in next year’s draft. The mindset in Dallas could undoubtedly change if the opportunity to snag a promising player such as Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, or Trey Lance is available.
The Cowboys could more than appealed to add a young talent that will also be under a rookie deal for the next four years. Ultimately, only time will tell what Jerry Jones will choose to do with their quarterback situation after the 2020 campaign.