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Stephen Jones: Cowboys have “active” contract talks going on with Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper

The Cowboys are looking to lock two of their biggest offensive stars.

It hasn’t even been two weeks since the Dallas Cowboys officially locked down defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, but work on moving forward with other long-term contract extensions rolls on.

Lawrence was the first of many Cowboys that need notes of promises from the team. Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper, Ezekiel Elliott, and Byron Jones are just the tip of the iceberg as far as pending extensions, such is the price (no pun intended) of having great, young players.

While we hadn’t heard anything about progress being made with any of these four, we did learn something interesting on Tuesday. Stephen Jones said on 105.3 The Fan that contract talks are “active” with both Prescott and Cooper.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson got his new deal on Tuesday morning and that will certainly have an impact on the signal-caller for America’s Team. Cooper being listed is a welcome sigh of relief given the value he showed over the second half of last season, he’s playing on his fifth-year option at the moment and an extension could actually lower his cap hit for this season.

Noticeably absent from this list is Ezekiel Elliott. While Zeke did show up to the start of the offseason program Stephen didn’t mention him as far as “active” negotiations. He did though note that the Cowboys seem intent on lightening Zeke’s workload via the draft, that’s good news.

We haven’t discussed Jaylon Smith’s name a lot when talking about future contracts, but many have expressed their concern. Stephen Jones also took an opportunity to provide some clarity on theSmith front. You can relax. He isn’t going anywhere.

It’s going to be a busy next few weeks.

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