The Dallas Cowboys have insisted that Dak Prescott’s season-ending ankle injury will not impact contract negotiations, but that also doesn’t mean the two sides are any closer to a deal.
Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones was asked about Prescott’s contract during his appearance on 105.3 The Fan and he pretty much confirmed the issue from earlier this year remains the same issue right now.
“Our issues in our negotiations with Dak have been that we’re wanting to be more committed, in terms of the (number of years). We’re not nervous to sign Dak,” Jones said, via Jon Machota of The Athletic. “His makeup is all the right things. He’s a great leader. He’s a great player.”
The length of a deal has been a sticking point since the offseason, with the Cowboys reportedly seeking a five-year deal while Prescott’s side only wanted to be locked in for four seasons.
“He’s our future,” Jones told 105.3 The Fan in October. “He’s special. 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.”
Prescott finished his fourth season last year with 4,902 passing yards, the second-most in the NFL, to go with 30 touchdown passes against 11 interceptions.
Before his injury in 2020, he totaled 1,856 passing yards in five games. The team has gone 1-6 without him and has fell into last place in the NFC East.