Stephen Jones Addresses Dak Prescott’s Future With The Cowboys After Horrible Ankle Injury

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Before the season, the Dallas Cowboys couldn’t come to an agreement with Dak Prescott on a long-term deal, so he was set on playing this year on the franchise tag and the two sides would ultimately try again next offseason.

But in the wake of the season-ending injury Dak suffered on Sunday against the Giants — Cowboys VP Stephen Jones has decided to address his future with the team.

Jones made it clear that the Cowboys still believe that Dak is their “long-term answer at QB.”

“He is our future. He is special,” Jones said. “If anyone can overcome this, it will be Dak. Our doctors feel good he will be able to overcome it and be better than ever.”

With his devastating injury, whatever number Prescott had in mind definitely won’t be taken into consideration now, and that’s what really sucks for him.

The 27-year-old completed 151 of 222 passes for 1,856 yards, all tops in the NFL. Prescott was on pace for 5,939 passing yards this season — that would have surpassed Peyton Manning’s single-season record of 5,477 in 2013.