Cowboys Make Strongest Statement Yet on Dak Prescott Contract Situation

Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones made it clear that they are making it a "priority" to get a deal done with Dak Prescott.
Jan 14, 2024; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) drops back to pass
Jan 14, 2024; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) drops back to pass / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys’ front office told fans at the start of the offseason that they were “all in” for 2024 after a disappointing end to the 2023 season.

However, the Cowboys didn’t help their cause in free agency as they let multiple free agents walk and didn’t quickly fill those voids. But Dallas had a good draft, where they addressed most of their needs for next season and more importantly the future.

Speaking of the future, the Cowboys have a couple of contract situations to figure out between Dak Prescott and CeeDee Lamb. Lamb and Prescott are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents next offseason, but they can’t afford to let either happen.

Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones was on Mad Dog Sports Radio on Monday and said “It’s a priority to get a new contract done with Dak Prescott” (h/t Jon Machota of The Athletic).

Jones also threw his support behind the 30-year-old starting quarterback stating he believes Prescott can lead Dallas to a Super Bowl.

"Absolutely. I mean, I totally think Dak can lead us to a championship. He does everything the right way. He’s certainly the leader of this football team. He keeps everybody motivated in the offseason. He’s got everybody working out and doing all the things that it takes to put in the work to give yourself every opportunity to win a championship."

Jerry Jones

Jones continued by saying that the Cowboys have had some tough breaks in the postseason. But he added that they’ve been successful over the last few years and just need to get the job done.

Prescott is coming off one of his best years under center after he struggled in 2022 with 15 interceptions. The 30-year-old quarterback completed 69.5 percent of his passes for 4,516 yards, 36 touchdowns, and nine interceptions in 2023.

The Cowboys looked poised to make a deep postseason run last season after clinching the No. 2 seed in the NFC. However, they crumbled under pressure against the No. 7 seed Green Bay Packers. Prescott didn’t play great in the playoff game, but neither did Dallas’ defense, which got punched in the mouth.

Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see if the Cowboys give Prescott an extension and how much it will ultimately be.

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