Cowboys' Stephen Jones: Dak Prescott Contract Will 'Ultimately Get Done'

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMay 6, 2020

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott looks to throw against the Washington Redskins during the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas.   The Cowboys continue to play the waiting game with their free agents. With the current collective bargaining agreement still in place and uncertainty whether a new one will be in force before the new league season begins next month, negotiations between Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones and Prescott have gone nowhere. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)
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Despite signing quarterback Andy Dalton to a one-year deal, Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said the deal has "no bearing" on Dak Prescott.

Jones discussed Prescott's contract talks Wednesday on 105.3 The Fan, via Ed Werder of ESPN. 

"Dak is the quarterback of our franchise now, and for many years to come. We've gotta get his contract—we've gotta get over that hurdle. But we'll do it, it'll ultimately get done."

Dallas placed the franchise tag on Prescott, but the two sides have been unable to agree on a long-term deal.

The quarterback reportedly won't participate in the team's virtual offseason program until he signs a new deal, according to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk. He also wouldn't have reported to a live offseason program if it was taking place.

The disagreement between the two sides reportedly comes down to the length of the deal.

According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, the Cowboys are seeking a five-year extension, while Prescott wants a four-year deal.

If the quarterback does sign the one-year tender, he will reportedly make $31.409 million in 2020.

Adding Dalton, who has 133 starts in his career, provides Dallas with an experienced backup in case no agreement is reached, but Jones doesn't think this will be necessary.