Despite a bad ending to yet another season in the playoffs, the Dallas Cowboys are not moving on from Dak Prescott.
Dallas Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones confirmed that they plan to sign QB Dak Prescott to an extension.
“We’ve got to have a plan to ultimately extend Dak,” Jones said, via ESPN.com.
Prescott is still under contract for two more seasons and is expected to make $49 million in 2023 and $52 million in 2024. If both sides can agree to an extension, it would help lower his average annual value which would greatly help them in cap space.
“I’ve got all the faith in the world we can win this thing with Dak,” Jones said. “…Because we know him. We know what he’s about. His leadership skills are undeniable. Impeccable work ethic. Other than he hadn’t won some key playoff games, he’s everything you want in a quarterback. From the day he walked in the door, he’s won a lot of games. We just got to get over the hump.”
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This offseason, the Cowboys decided to part ways with Kellen Moore and have Mike McCarthy take over play-calling duties.
“Obviously he’s the head coach of this football team, and he made a compelling argument that making him the playcaller was going to help us,” Jones said. “I mean that’s part of the coaching, be one click better. He feels good about it. He’s had a lot of success as a playcaller. And he’s observed for three years. I think he’s been a super leader in that aspect in terms of having the respect for Kellen and the offensive group working with Dak, that that was the better way of doing it. I think he believes now, although they believe in a lot of things the same, there’s that 15-20% that they don’t. And I think that Mike just thinks that they’ll do more with the way he wants to do it [and] that we’ll be a better offensive football team.”
Prescott did not have the best season in 2022. He played in 12 games and threw for 2,860 yards, 23 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He also rushed for 182 yards and a touchdown.
In back to back seasons, the team has been eliminated from the playoffs by the San Francisco 49ers.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.