Jerry Jones weighs in on Dak Prescott contract, Colin Kaepernick ‘circus’
The most pressing issue confronting the Dallas Cowboys as it relates to the organization’s long-term future is the ongoing impasse in a bid to sign Dak Prescott to an extension.
While Jerry Jones has long insisted a deal with Prescott will get done when the timing is right, the Cowboys owner pointed out some hurdles in accomplishing as much.
Appearing Tuesday for his weekly appearance on 105.3 The Fan, Jones laid out how signing Prescott to a lucrative contract extension is easier said than done.
Jones has no comment to @dak contract movement. "It's always been about having to allocate the dollars" @1053thefan— 105.3 The FAN (@1053thefan) November 19, 2019
“We gotta have enough to pay Zeke, to pay the offensive line and to pay some of those key defensive players,” Jones added.
Prescott has put together a pair of prolific performances in the past two games amid an overall outstanding season. Jones noted that the quarterback’s ability to put up monster numbers partly stems from opposing defenses’ commitment to shutting down Ezekiel Elliott.
Jones nevertheless made sure to point out that Prescott is indeed enjoying an outstanding campaign.
“We are rewarded he is having the type of year he has had. He has risen to the occasion,” Jones said of Prescott, per a tweet from Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “For a lot of reasons it is good for him to have the year he is having.”
Lastly, Jones unsurprisingly was asked about the Colin Kaepernick situation in the wake of last weekend’s workout that mostly devolved into a debacle.
He said, “We aren’t in the quarterback business, we are in the business of looking for talent—either now or in the future” and largely danced around a direct question about whether the team believes Cooper Rush is a better backup quarterback than Kaepernick could be in Dallas, per Bleacher Report, by saying, “We believe we are in great shape relative to our future.”
Jerry Jones called the Kaepernick workout a circus: We aren't in the qb business. We are looking for talent. It's unfortunate you can't zero in on the business at hand. That situation from from the get go had a lot more than football involved. We got the result of that dynamic— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) November 19, 2019
Last week, Jones refuted reports that the Cowboys would send a representative to Kaepernick’s workout. Given how things played out, Jones’ decision to have the Cowboys skip it arguably turned out to be a prescient move.