Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones remains confident that “flawless” quarterback Dak Prescott will agree a long-term extension with the team.
Jones was clear the team sees Prescott as its future, but was also open about the Cowboys’ hopes to save some money on Prescott’s deal in order to use it on other players.
“In my mind, he’s flawless,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan. “So the only thing we need him to do is work with us a little bit. And I understand, because it’s his money and easy for someone else to say.
“But the only reason we’re having a negotiation is to talk him into all the reasons as to why it’s good to have a supporting cast around him. Other than that, it would be really easy to write the check.
“It’s not saving Jerry and I any money. What we’re trying to do is keep this young football team together. We think it’s a really good one, and we think it’s only going to get better because it is young.”
Among others in need of extensions in the final year of their respective rookie contracts are wideout Amari Cooper, cornerback Byron Jones and defensive tackle Maliek Collins. Veterans Robert Quinn and Randall Cobb will also be free agents in March.
“Other than that, this negotiation would have been over with months ago,” Jones continued.
“But I think he understands where we’re coming from. We understand where he’s coming from, and ultimately, we’ll figure this out.”
Jones’ father, owner Jerry Jones, said Friday during his radio show on 105.3 The Fan that no deal is close with Cooper at the moment, but both sides hope to reach a deal.
“How close we are to getting it done is really not identifiable because it takes two, and it takes the will of two looking at it from two different perspectives,” Jones said.
“… Both parties are continuing to operate as though we’re going to get something done at some point.”