Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is getting roasted for comparing his team’s quarterback, Dak Prescott, to the man many consider the best to ever do it.
Jones has compared Prescott to the recently-retired Tom Brady for at least the third time in the last four years. Back in 2019, he was asked whether Prescott reminded him of Troy Aikman or Tony Romo and said it was neither, claiming the QB is more like Brady.
Last September, he said the following: “There’s a lot of me that sees the excellence Tom Brady is about, how much he focuses on the nuances of the game, I see those characteristics in Dak.”
Speaking during this month’s NFL Scouting Combine, Jones made the comparison yet again, claiming that Dak’s career path is similar to Brady’s, though he wasn’t even sure of how long the Cowboys QB has even been in the league.
“Where we are, if we don’t have Dak, I’m not so sure that seeing what we see or don’t see this year is as material as you might think,” he told reporters.
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“It’s just one… it’ll be one of his… what will it be, his fifth year, sixth?”
Someone had to tell him it was the eighth…
“But my point is, it’s one of eight, it’s one of seven,” he continued. “It is not the year of his career.
“I’ve really felt for quite a while that Dak has the ability… I don’t want to dare do this to Dak or me or anybody, but I think just as Brady became, in my mind, better and better and more impactful on how they won as he got into his career, I think Dak really has those qualities. I think he can get better.”
Fans simply could not see the logic in Jones’ argument. You could see some of their reactions right below.
Even Dak’s probably going to be embarrassed over this.
Jones also explained that it has gotten more difficult to surround Prescott with the same quality of teammates he had during the earlier years of his career, pointing out that teams have no choice but to field diminished offenses when they invest heavily in a quarterback/
“Well, when you do what you do today and you invest in a quarterback the way you do with these premium quarterbacks [the supporting case] is diminished, that automatically has to be diminished,” he explained.
“So when you ask me [about] the supporting cast around him, it’d be hard to get to a supporting cast the way he did when he started his career.”
It appeared the Cowboys might move on from Dak when both Jones and the team’s Twitter account seemed to throw him under the bus after they lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional Round, but they’ve since made it clear that he’s their man.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.