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Friday, July 10, 2020

Jerry Jones: Dak Prescott price tag not changing based on performance

Dak Prescott

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has yet to reach an agreement on a contract extension, and there has been some thought that his performance this season may impact what he’s able to get.

According to owner Jerry Jones, however, that’s not the case. Jones told 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday that such a narrative is “laughable.”

“Well, first of all, the narrative about his financial as opposed to how he’s playing is laughable. It’s just not that way,” Jones said, via the team’s official website. “It’s too much on both ends of that for both ends of the team and for Dak to equate his performance, stats, or won-loss these first two or three games.

“Let me get that real clear. It’s not impacting that with me at all. But I do see Dak showing the ability to handle adversity and basically go out and make the kind of plays that win important games for the Cowboys in the future. I see that.”

Prescott hasn’t significantly hurt his cause. He’s thrown for 1,606 yards and 11 touchdowns, though he has added six interceptions this season as well.

There’s nothing close between Prescott and the Cowboys right now. Jones certainly doesn’t want his quarterback trying to increase his price tag, which may be partially motivating these comments.

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