Stephen Jones provides update on Dak Prescott, responds to possibility of drafting QB in 2021
Dak Prescott continues to recover from a serious right ankle injury sustained in the Dallas Cowboys’ game against the New York Giants on Oct. 11. In the absence of the former Mississippi State star, veteran Andy Dalton, along with rookie Ben DiNucci and ex-AAF signal-caller Garrett Gilbert, have filled in.
As the 2-time Pro Bowler continues his recovery, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones was able to provide some rather promising news.
“He’s been able to avoid any setbacks, and if anything, he’s ahead of schedule, which shouldn’t be surprising the way he goes after any challenge,” he said, according to ProFootballTalk. “It’s full speed ahead with Dak, and he’s done a great job at this point.”
There’s still a major issue that needs to be handled, and that’s a potential contract for Prescott.
He had a franchise tag placed on him prior to the 2020 season worth over $31 million as he and the team were unable to agree to a long-term deal, and it’s led to some speculation that with the Cowboys in line for the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft after Sunday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jerry Jones could opt to select a quarterback with Prescott set to remain unsigned and Dalton’s 1-year deal expiring.
But Stephen Jones seemed to suggest that such a move was not in the cards.
“Dak’s our quarterback, he said, according to The Athletic’s Jon Machota. “We’re so fired up about him and him leading us into the future.”