Cowboys Failure to Sign Dak Prescott: A Rant

Cowboys are going about the Dak Prescott contact negotiations all wrong

It is now March 2021 and the Dallas Cowboys have yet to sign their franchise quarterback, Dak Prescott to a long term deal. Jerry Jones along with the Cowboys front office are deciding to be stingy for once regarding contracts and money which is a good thing. But they are doing it to the wrong guy. Where was this stinginess two years ago when they signed Ezekiel Elliott to his massive 6 year 90 million dollar contact following his absence at training camp? Where was this when they signed linebacker Jaylon Smith to his 6 year 68 million dollar contract after one good season and a good story?

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Those should have been the guys to nickel and dime your way to a team-friendly deal, not your franchise quarterback. Not to mention both of those contracts aren’t looking too good on the Dallas payroll, taking into their play in the 2020 season, but that’s another story for another day. Dak Prescott has done more to establish himself as a 35-40 million dollar quarterback and the Cowboys need to bite the bullet and get a deal done ASAP. 

Jerry.. What’s Good?

I understand Jerry and company’s idea, especially following Prescott’s gruesome ankle injury this past season, but the deal should have been done over a year ago before the injury even happened. The fact that this has gotten to this point, is a failure in the front office for the Dallas Cowboys. 

Both sides have to agree to a deal, yes. And I’m sure Dak’s agent, Todd France, isn’t exactly taking it easy in negotiations against the powers that be in the Cowboys organization. But the fault squarely lies on Jerry Jones for this deal not being successful. If a deal does not get done by this upcoming season the front office will have officially lost the trust from the locker room for not giving their leader what he deserves.

Jerry Jones once said, “my hands don’t cramp writing checks.” Well Jerry, how’s that hand feeling now?



  • Evan Starr

    Passionate sports fan from the Big D. Die hard Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers and Kansas Jayhawk fan, almost to a fault. I think Tony Romo is a Hall of Famer, the Kansas Jayhawks would have won the 2020 National Championship, and Dez caught it.

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