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Stephen Jones Says Prescott Deserves Contract Extension This Offseason

February 26, 2019 - 11:41 am

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Cowboys COO Stephen Jones made waves at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis Tuesday when he addressed several important decisions the club was mulling over this offseason.

One of the quotes that jumped out was his thoughts on the club wanting to reward quarterback Dak Prescott with a contract extension this offseason. 

“You look at a quarterback that has had the success he’s had. He’s done everything the right way. I think he deserves to have his contract looked at in a very progressive way,” Jones said, according to multiple reporters at the NFL combine in Indianapolis. 

"I just think it's the right time to look at it. He's in the last year of a contract. We've always said we like to look at players ... especially guys that we think have long-term futures with us, and we're sure of that ... in the last year of the contract you'd like to extend them if it makes sense. But we'll just have to see. We'll go to work and see what happens."

When discussing the possibility of extending several players this offseason in an interview with 105.3 The Fan, Jerry Jones said they wanted to get something done with Prescott.

"You asked a question about Dak and the answer is yes. I want him in the short term and in the long term," Jones said after the season. "The question is. Do you have the resources or do you have a plan to get there? That's the real question ... tell us how you're going to do it," Jones said. "Sometimes you don't know how to do it until you sit there and reach that hand out and shake it."

Stephen Jones also touched on their negotiations with pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence and their desire to sign Ezekiel Elliott to an extension when he spoke to the media Tuesday.