Stephen Jones: Cowboys Haven't Negotiated With Dak Prescott's Agent Since September

105.3 The Fan
February 24, 2020 - 3:55 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - During a visit with the media at the NFL Combine Monday, Cowboys COO Stephen Jones says he hasn't met or negotiated a contract with Dak Prescott's representation since September.

Despite the lack of communication, Jones still believes Prescott is their guy and hopes to meet with his agent Todd France this week in Indianapolis. 

"Our goal is to get it done with Dak. He wants to be here. We want him to be here long term," Jones said, via Jane Slater of the NFL Network. 

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So the Cowboys haven't given any thoughts to moving on from Prescott?

"Absolutely not. I mean, Dak's our quarterback. He's our quarterback for the future, and we have nothing but the greatest respect for him," Jones said, via David Helman of 

105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher has reported that the Cowboys and Prescott "were close" to getting a deal done with Prescott the last time they spoke in September, which Jones confirmed today.

As for Amari Cooper and his contract situation, Jones said he last spoke with the receiver's representation at the Super Bowl. Jones characterized those conversations as "very upbeat" but “we haven’t really gone into any details with any players since the end of the season. Really want to see where the CBA is," he said, per Slater. 

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With the March 12th (was March 10 but was changed last week) deadline to place a franchise tag on a player fast approaching, the Cowboys are running out of time to get these deals done. One thing that could throw a wrench into the Cowboys plans would be if a new CBA is agreed to in the coming week. 

According to multiple reports, the currently constructed CBA would limit teams to just one franchise tag, making it all the more important that Dallas comes to an agreement with one of their two stars before the deadline. 

But will a deal be coming down anytime soon? According to Jones, the team will not agree to any extensions until the CBA rules for the 2020 season are finalized. The NFL Players Association is expected to meet in Indianapolis this week to further discuss the proposal from the NFL's 32 owners.