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Jerry Jones Says The Cowboys Are ‘Sold’ On Quarterback Dak Prescott

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones sounds like he’s all in on Dak Prescott as the team’s quarterback of the future.

“We’re sold on Dak and we do want to have him for the long term. We think he’s worthy of investing in for the long term. … We see real upside in Dak. You don’t have it all yet,” Jones said Monday on the Rich Eisen show, according to Jon Machota. (RELATED: Tom Brady Leads NFL Merchandise Sales, Dak Prescott Is Second)

The Cowboys are currently in the process of getting Dak a new deal, and it’s going to be fascinating to see what kind of money they’re willing to throw his way.

He’s talented and young, but he really hasn’t done much when it comes to actually winning big games. I think it’d be a huge mistake to offer him a ton of guaranteed money unless he just tears it up this year.

Dak could get himself a gigantic payday if he leads the Cowboys to a deep playoff run. Outside of that happening, I don’t understand why Dallas would pay him top tier money.

 

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The Seahawks just handed Russell Wilson an extension worth up to $140 million. The Cowboys would be absurd to do the same with Prescott.

They should give the former Mississippi State star a deal worth $20 to $23 million a year, and don’t pack it full of guaranteed money.

That way, they can cut him loose in a couple years if they ultimately decide they’re not “sold” on him for the “long term.”

 

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It should be interesting to see how much money he gets. As I said above, it’d be foolish to give him Russell Wilson level cash or anything near it.

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