NFC East Rumors: Cowboys, Prescott, ‘Skins

The Cowboys are already planning to back up a Brinks truck for quarterback Dak Prescott when the times comes, as Charean Williams of PFT writes.

Yeah, you know at that position, it kind of is what it is,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said. “You kind of, when the time comes, [expect to pay him]. I know Dak is going to have a good year this year. I hope it’s up there. It’s going to be as he deserves. He was a fourth-round pick. No one deserves to get paid fairly more than he does. We all see what some of the other guys are who aren’t Aaron Rodgers, who aren’t Matt Ryan [are getting paid]. He’s going to do well. We certainly know that’s going to happen. We’ve got that planned in our budgeting for the salary cap. I just want Dak to go out and be MVP this year of the NFL. That’s what I want. Then, we’ll deal with that.”

For now, Prescott is under contract through the 2019 season with below market cap numbers of $726K and $815K in the next two years. Per NFL rules, Prescott cannot renegotiate his deal until after the 2018 season is through.

Here’s more from the NFC East:

  • The Cowboys are on the lookout for safety help, Williams writes. For now, Xavier Woods is penciled in as the starter at free safety following Byron Jones‘ shift to cornerback. “Absolutely. I mean, we don’t ever quit looking in terms of player acquisition,” Jones said. “One of the things that is unique is, when you have players with versatility, it probably makes you feel a little better…We feel like, overall, we’re very comfortable and confident where we are. But there’s still a lot of work to do between now and the start of the season.”
  • The Redskins let go of longtime scout Scott Campbell who spent 17 years with the club and was the director of college scouting through the 2017 draft, as Mike Florio of PFT tweets. The team says that they simply did not offer Campbell a new contract after the expiration of his old deal, but that’s really a matter of semantics.
  • Earlier today, we rounded up other news on the Cowboys, including items on Randy Gregory‘s reinstatement and the team’s post-Jason Witten plans.
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8 comments on “NFC East Rumors: Cowboys, Prescott, ‘Skins

  1. packers13

    hope they don’t unload to much $ out of that brinks truck for him. def isn’t a $20-$30 mill quarterback. With no witten and no dez and a weak receiving core maybe he can put up good #s and get into that category but I have to see it firdt b4 I pay.

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  2. Z-A

    Uh no. Not worth it. He is an avg QB. Had the best OL year 1 and best RB. Plan on drafting a replacement in 2 years please. Allocate money on defense.

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      • Donktit17

        Agreed fatcat1. I did forget how easy it is to get one of those “elite” QB’s.

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  3. Peterd

    Great negotiating Steven. Why don’t u give him a blank check.

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  4. Mikel Grady

    Dak is a stud. Give him weapons like other top qb’s and he would put up equal or better numbers

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  5. Jimmy Johnson’s Ghost

    Dallas (Stephan Jones to be more specific) is foolish to even be making comments about Prescott’s contract at this point. He’s under their control for several more seasons, if they choose to “tag” him and his numbers last season were down across the board when you compare to season 1. Any coincidence that Elliot missed games and Daks #’s went down? Very far from elite status, when/if he puts up any kind of productive numbers or makes a deep run or 2 into the playoffs go ahead and talk contract, until then you should be worried about what to get your Dad for Fathers Day Stephan..

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    • Donktit17

      Well… it’s Stephen not Stephan. We have no idea who Stephan is, but yes agreed, he should worry about what to get his father for Father’s Day.

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