Dak Prescott is in a contract year, but owner Jerry Jones said his performance — whether hot or cold — won’t affect his price tag, Alexis Mansanarez of the Sporting News reports.
The fourth-year quarterback is in the final year of his rookie deal and exceeded expectations to start the season. Prescott led the Cowboys to a 3-0 record out of the gate with a league-best 74.5% completion rate (at the time) to go with 920 yards and nine touchdowns with just two interceptions.
“Well, first of all, the narrative about his financial as opposed to how he’s playing is laughable. It’s just not that way,” Jones said on his weekly radio show on 105.3 “The Fan”. “It’s too much on both ends of that for both ends of the team and for Dak to equate his performance, stats, or won-loss these first two or three games.”
Jones reiterated that sentiment as negotiations have reportedly stalled.
“Let me get that real clear. It’s not impacting that with me at all,” Jones said. “But I do see Dak showing the ability to handle adversity and basically go out and make the kind of plays that win important games for the Cowboys in the future. I see that.”