The number one Cowboys related storyline of the offseason was easily Dak Prescott’s contract situation.
Why haven’t the Cowboys paid Dak? Why hasn’t Dak accepted the Cowboys offer? These have been constant nationwide questions over the last few months.
But while the Cowboys and Prescott seem far off from the outside, Stephen Jones is insisting that he still believes in his quarterback. And he’s even acknowledging that Prescott is right to bet on himself in a contract year.
Jones was on 105.3 The Fan on Friday, speaking about how Prescott has answered every challenge he’s faced as the Cowboys quarterback.
“He’s bet on himself and bet wisely. He’s answered every bell, every call. I think anyone would tell you. I think Dak would tell you. I think his agent would tell you. We’ve put some very, very generous offers on the table” – Stephen Jones.
At this point, the biggest hold up between Jones and Prescott remains the length of the deal. Jones continues to insist that Prescott sign a longer term deal to allow more cap flexibility, but Prescott obviously wants less years on the contract to maximize his chances to cash out.
“It’s more a principal-type situation on length of term. I think everyone’s got their hand around that’s the problem, and obviously we want a long-term deal because we can spread the money out over more years and give us more years under the salary cap so we can keep these young team, these young players that we have in and around Dak.”
It’s hard to say either side is really “wrong” right now, but in the end Stephen Jones and the Cowboys will likely have to cave to Dak’s demands.