Dak Prescott will get contract extension from Cowboys, Jerry Jones says
Amid another rocky performance by his quarterback and a 3-5 start to the Dallas Cowboys' season, owner Jerry Jones is sticking by Dak Prescott.
After Prescott had two turnovers and was sacked five times Monday night in a 28-14 loss to the Tennessee Titans, Jones said Tuesday that his faith in the young passer hadn't wavered.
"Dak is the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys," Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. "He's young and he's going to get extended."
Prescott, 25, has one year remaining after this season on his rookie contract, leaving this offseason as the likely window for Jones to follow up on his pledge.
After breaking out as a rookie as a Pro Bowl selection with 23 touchdown passes and just four interceptions, Prescott has struggled to find his comfort zone in the last year and a half. He has been held to less than 200 yards passing in four of the Cowboys' eight games so far this season, and his 10 multiple-turnover games (with the latest coming Monday after he threw and interception and lost a fumble) since 2017 are tied for the most of any quarterback in the NFL.
Yet Jones has stood by Prescott, saying in October that he was not the problem with an offense that now ranks 27th in the NFL. On Tuesday, Jones reiterated that Prescott is "capable, completely capable."
Jones also doubled down on his statement that he would not fire coach Jason Garrett during the season.
"Don't look for any real major changes in terms of coaching or how we address personnel," Jones said. "Look for what we come out with and the adjustments that we've made based on what we think this team will do."
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