Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones provided a significant update on the team’s future with star quarterback Dak Prescott.
The Cowboys were eliminated by the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional Round by a final score of 19-12. Another untimely playoff exit has led some fans to wonder if Jerry Jones would even consider a quarterback change.
But while speaking to reporters on Wednesday, the younger Jones made it clear that the team remains committed to Prescott. Here’s how the Cowboys’ EVP responded to a question about a potential contract extension, via the team’s official website:
“Dak is going to be our guy for, hopefully, the next 10 years. You say that’s a long time because he’s already played six or seven, but I think Dak will play that long because he takes care of himself, and he’s driven to be great. And we fully expect him to be here for 10 years.”
The Cowboys already made one big move by parting ways with well-respected offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, who has since been hired for the Los Angeles Chargers’ OC position.
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Some wondered if head coach Mike McCarthy would be let go as well, but Jerry wasted no time letting the football world know that the former will stay on in 2023. McCarthy coached Dallas to back-to-back seasons of 12 or more wins, marking the first time the franchise achieved this feat since 1994 and ’95.
Prescott won eight of his 12 starts for the Cowboys this season, completing 66.2 percent of pass attempts for 2,860 yards, 23 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He missed five games after suffering a hand injury in Week 1, but backup Cooper Rush saved the season by winning four of his five starts.
The Cowboys have had just one losing season since drafting Prescott in 2016, and that was the 2020 campaign in which he suffered a gruesome ankle injury in Week 5. Dallas has logged five winning seasons since Prescott’s 2016 rookie year, but they’ve only won a pair of playoff games over that span.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.