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Jerry Jones ‘not able to go’ amid sluggish contract extensions for Dak Prescott, different Cowboys stars

Jerry Jones ‘not able to go’ amid sluggish contract extensions for Dak Prescott, different Cowboys stars


Earlier this 12 months on the Senior Bowl, Jerry Jones declared the Cowboys entrance workplace would go “all-in” this offseason. However up to now, the offseason has been largely uneventful. Dallas has additionally not been significantly energetic within the free agent market.

The Cowboys roster already encompasses a truthful variety of gamers on the roster who already carry sizable wage cap hits. The franchise can be weighing profitable contract extensions for a few of their key gamers. However, Jones, the longtime Cowboys proprietor and normal supervisor, shouldered the blame for the dearth of progress on the contracts.

“For those who’ve bought hassle with when the timing is round right here,” Jones stated, “it is as a result of I am not able to go.”

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Quarterback Dak Prescott #4 and workforce proprietor Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys hug one another throughout pregame heat ups previous to the beginning of an NFL preseason soccer recreation in opposition to the San Francisco 49ers at Levis Stadium on August 10, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Pictures)

Quarterback Dak Prescott, star large receiver CeeDee Lamb and linebacker Micah Parsons are among the many star gamers who’re in line to land massive pay days. Prescott has dealt with the beginning quarterback duties for the previous eight seasons.

The 30-year-old’s contract expires after the 2024 season. He lately hinted that negotiations with the Cowboys have but to kick off, however he added that he and Jones had been “aligned” about the place issues stood.

COWBOYS’ DAK PRESCOTT HAS NO ‘FEAR’ ABOUT FUTURE AS HE ENTERS FINAL YEAR OF CONTRACT

“Truthfully, I am centered on the second, on the now,” Prescott stated. “If the talks start and actual talks get to occur, positive, we will speak about getting that accomplished, however on this case proper now I am anxious about getting higher, being higher than I’m at this second. So leaving that as much as my agent and Jerry at this level.”

In the meantime, Lamb is ready to play within the upcoming season below his fifth-year possibility. He may obtain the franchise tag designation subsequent 12 months. Parsons, a three-time All-Professional, stays below his rookie contract, however he’s eligible for the franchise tag after the 2025 season. 

Dak Prescott looks to pass

Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys scrambles out of the pocket throughout an NFL wild-card playoff soccer recreation in opposition to the Inexperienced Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium on January 14, 2024 in Arlington, Texas. (Perry Knotts/Getty Pictures)

Jones expressed curiosity in seeing “some extra motion” because it pertains to the contracts.

“You could be engaged on [contracts] and never transferring something however your eyebrows,” Jones stated. “Who on this planet would assume that we’re not engaged on it? I work on it. It pops up at 2 within the morning typically. What you are really questioning is why do not you’ve one thing accomplished and negotiated and put within the drawer? Nicely, we might prefer to see some extra leaves fall. We would prefer to see some extra motion.”

Lamb and his agent might be ready to see the phrases of a contract Justin Jefferson probably finally ends up getting from the Minnesota Vikings.

Dak Prescott and CeeDee Lamb

CeeDee Lamb #88 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates with Dak Prescott #4 after scoring a 92 yard landing in opposition to the Detroit Lions in the course of the first quarter within the recreation at AT&T Stadium on December 30, 2023 in Arlington, Texas. (Richard Rodriguez/Getty Pictures)

“You do not assume the representatives of Jefferson and CeeDee and [Cincinnati’s Ja’Marr Chase] aren’t speaking? You do not assume they bought their eye on one thing actually massive? Please,” Stephen Jones, the Cowboys govt vp, stated. 

“They are not prepared to come back in right here. Similar factor with Micah. Similar factor with Dak. It is somewhat cat and mouse. And whole respect for them.”

The Cowboys watched star offensive lineman Tyron Smith, working Tony Pollard and Tyler Biadasz signal with different groups this offseason.

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Jerry cited the wage cap restraints that exist throughout the NFL when he mentioned the inevitable departures of star gamers over time.

“Dak has loved, in his profession that we’re happy with, a number of the greatest supporting casts that you might put round him,” Jerry Jones stated. “To maneuver ahead, we must diminish that. That is a reality. That is the foundations. That is our problem and to make it work out: Dak because the quarterback of the Cowboys. I do not actually have a blink on that one.”

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