Since Sunday, Jerry Jones has been blasted on social media as well as by TV personalities over him not giving Dak Prescott a long term deal that ultimately resulted in the star QB getting injured and being out for the season and having no contract beyond this season.
He was asked how the compound fracture and ankle dislocation suffered by Prescott impacts Jones’ feelings about the former fourth-round pick, Jones simply replied, “none.”
“I was just so sorry for the circumstances,” Jones said during a Tuesday appearance on 105.3 The Fan, per The Athletic’s Jon Machota.
“Absolutely not. Absolutely not. He’s our future. He’s special,” said Jones. “If anyone can overcome anything it will be Dak. It’s something our doctors feel like he’ll overcome, and he’ll come back better than ever.”
He also addressed the contract issue:
“We’ve got to be reminded that to have a team, that we’ve got to really manage how we dole out our resources,” said Jones. “Dak is deserving of anything that you want to put on a piece of paper, relatively speaking. He’s deserving of that. If you evaluate what he can do to help us win championships, you can see that it’s there. Plus, he’s a leader at the premier leader spot. We’ve got to make it work. So what am I saying? I’m saying exactly the same thing I said the last time we were asked about this before the season started. This is part of the game, the business and the contract part.”
Dallas’ offense hasn’t been the issue in 2020 with averaging over 30 points per game, but Andy Dalton will have to have the same production as Dak to keep them in games. The Cowboys defense cannot stop anybody at all.