Cowboys Owner Jones Says QB Prescott Has The Edge In Contract Negotiations

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was having a massive season stat wise, throwing for over 400 yards twice and 500 yards once, before going down with a broken right ankle in Week 5.

The quarterback enters the offseason as a free agent and, despite the injury, should garner plenty of interest from teams on the lookout for a quarterback for 2021 and beyond.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that Prescott is in a good position for contract talks, telling listeners of 105.3 The Fan that the QB will have the edge in possible deals for the upcoming season.

“I don’t know how you could have any more leverage,” Jones said.

“His evolving into an NFL quarterback has been nothing short of a perfect picture. He has great ability, in my mind, to win games. He’s talented. He certainly has the experiences, and he has all the things, which has been substantiated by what we’ve offered Dak.

“You wouldn’t offer Dak what we offered in the past if you’d not thought he was very special. The issue is, how do you come together? And that’s no stranger to me. I’ve been doing it all my life, putting things together. We’ve got to get it together.”

Though the Cowboys struggled with Prescott — the team was 1-3 when he got hurt — there’s no doubt that they are better with him than they are without him.

Last season, Prescott cashed in on a one-year deal worth the $31.4 million franchise tag for quarterbacks.

Reports say that Dallas looked to pay Prescott a deal that averaged $34.5 million per season, including a $50 million signing bonus and had $110 million in guarantees.

Dallas was looking to lock up Prescott for five seasons, but the agent for the quarterback balked at that, wanting him to sign a four-year deal instead because upcoming television contracts are expected to significantly raise the salary cap.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."


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