The Cowboys have been reportedly kicking the tires on incoming quarterback prospects, but don’t mistake that for them planning for life without Dak Prescott, according to Cowboys COO Stephen Jones.
“I don’t think it has anything to do with Dak’s contract in terms of our interest in a quarterback,” Jones told 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Friday. “I think we’re big believers — Mike [McCarthy] was up in Green Bay where they continually drafted quarterbacks up there. We’re always looking to get better. Obviously, we’ve had Cooper Rush around here, going into his fourth season. He’ll be free next year. We’re always looking to have a good backup situation, especially if it’s a young player who can develop, come in here and all of a sudden you have a serious resource if you’re able to develop a good, young quarterback. I think you’re going down the wrong path when you equate it to Dak’s situation, his contract situation. I don’t think it equates to what we’re looking at there.”
The Cowboys have visited with some of the incoming quarterbacks like Jalen Hurts, but they still remain focused on getting a long-term deal done with Prescott.
Prior to free agency, the Cowboys placed their franchise tag on Prescott, which prevented him from speaking with other teams. Despite receiving the tag, Prescott is holding out hope that he can get a multi-year contract from Dallas.
Dallas is more so looking for a quality backup, but it’s natural for the media to think it might be a potential replacement for Prescott.
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