Stephen Jones calls Dak Prescott’s contract “the elephant in the room”

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Another day, another day without news of Dak Prescott.

The Cowboys quarterback signed no more than a year after the parties began talks for a new deal. Who knew it would take so long?

“Dak, of course, is the elephant in the room,” Cowboys executive vice president David David Stephen Jones said. Moore of Dallas Morning News Wednesday. ” Everyone knows it. We just have to keep grinding. »»

The Cowboys prioritized the Prescott affair, but secured the signing of Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper before their quarterback.

The team has offered to make Prescott the highest-paid player in the NFL, exceeding the Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s average of $ 35 million a year.

The parties, however, have yet to agree on the structure, size of the guarantee and duration of the agreement, according to Moore. They are facing a July 15 deadline to reach a long-term agreement.

“Jerry [Jones] I have always been told, as a mentor, that as money increases, deals become more difficult, “said Stephen Jones. “Obviously when we talk about Dak it’s as big as that in the NFL. So it must be good for Dak, and it must be good for us.

“It’s a zero-sum game for Jerry and me. We just divide the space of the caps. Everything we do here is just a matter of how much we want to allocate to a player. “

The Cowboys used the exclusive $ 31.4 million franchise label on him for 2020, but Prescott has yet to sign. The team has ruled out the cancellation of the tender despite signing by veteran quarterback Andy Dalton, Stephen Jones said on Friday’s #PFTPM podcast.

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