Mike McCarthy hadn’t yet spoken with Dak Prescott
Mike McCarthy had a whirlwind week with the Dallas Cowboys. He went from interviewing with the Cowboys and spending the night at Jerry Jones’ place to holding an introductory press conference on Wednesday. He’s worked on putting together a staff and has some strong coordinators in place.
But one thing McCarthy hadn’t yet done as of Friday was speak with the franchise quarterback. NFL Media’s Jane Slater asked McCarthy whether he had spoken with Dak Prescott, and the new head coach said no.
When I asked #Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy if he’s spoken to Dak Prescott yet he told me “I have not. My immediate responsibilities have been abundant. I need to get on the phone”
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) January 11, 2020
Prescott did not reach a contract extension with the Cowboys prior to or during the 2019 season and is set to be a free agent. If they are unable to reach a long-term agreement with Prescott, they could always use the franchise tag on him.
Dallas has no intent to let Prescott go.
Cowboys VP Stephen Jones on @dfwticket said Dallas got “real, real, real close” to getting a contract done with Dak Prescott before the season. “We’ve got to land the plane on his contract and get him signed up sooner than later. … He’s our quarterback of the future.” pic.twitter.com/ENV4ZTOPwm
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) January 10, 2020
McCarthy should get to know Prescott considering the quarterback will likely have a long and extremely lucrative future with the team.