The Dallas Cowboys woke up on Tuesday morning with a 3-5 record and seemingly a lot of soul-searching to do. As true as that is the world goes on and that means that Jerry Jones had one of his weekly appearances on 105.3 The Fan.
Jones addressed how the defense needs to play better, that Jason Garrett is aware of the team needing to improve, but he dropped a bit of a bomb whether intentionally or not. When talking about Dak Prescott, Jerry Jones literally said that Prescott was going to get extended.
Jerry Jones, just now on @1053thefan: “Dak is the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. He’s young, and he’s going to get extended.” #cowboyswire— David Helman (@HelmanDC) November 6, 2018
Dak Prescott is eligible to be extended in the offseason and many once thought that would be when he got paid like a big-time NFL quarterback. Prescott hasn’t exactly played to those standards through eight games, and to be fair Jerry didn’t exactly say what the Cowboys would be paying him, but confirming that they would be extending the third-year quarterback is quite a vote of confidence.
Of course, the Cowboys are obviously all-in on Dak. They traded away next year’s first-round draft pick to acquire Amari Cooper which is a move that helps Prescott. Incidentally, that is a move that would also remove the ability to acquire a top-of-the-draft prospect which further cements Prescott’s status as the team’s signal-caller for the 2019 season at minimum.
For what it’s worth, if we’re talking about a fair contract given everything we’ve seen from Prescott over the last 365 days, then there are definitely worse moves that can be made. If the Cowboys can somehow get Prescott for relatively cheap, hope that he regains his rookie form in the future (perhaps under a different coaching staff), then maybe it’s an investment Jerry Jones thinks is worth making.
If the Cowboys go even more all the way in on Dak Prescott and hand him a contract to match that level of want and faith, well, that would be a different story entirely. For now, we know Dak is going to get extended. Unless Jerry Jones changes his mind.