Dez Bryant has a point.
As contract negotiations enter another month, quarterback Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys remain without a long-term deal. This head scratching stalemate has prompted responses from those around the NFL community, but the former Cowboys wide receiver took to Twitter to give his take on the situation.
“I really never seen a QB have to hold out for what is rightfully owed to him….you don’t make your leader and the face of the franchise feel some type of way.”
I really never seen a QB have to hold out for what is rightfully owed to him….you don’t make your leader and the face of the franchise feel some type of way https://t.co/sDIhARG1oB
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) May 3, 2020
The Cowboys don’t seem to be too much in a rush to get this done. According to ESPN’s Ed Werder back in April, owner Jerry Jones sees Dak playing once the 2020 season begins.
“#Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on the Dak Prescott contract stalemate: “When we’re ready to play, he’ll be there.”
#Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on the Dak Prescott contract stalemate: “When we’re ready to play, he’ll be there.”
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) April 26, 2020
His statement echoes what his son recently said on Sportscenter.
Executive Vice President Stephen Jones made an appearance on SportsCenter and gave an update on Prescott’s contract situation. In March, the Cowboys used the exclusive franchise tag on their quarterback, paying him $31 million for this upcoming season.
In the interview, Jones acknowledged that the Cowboys need to have enough space to surround him with great football players,but also said he believes the organization will get Dak signed happily.
“…We believe in our track record of getting players signed,” Jones said. “I totally believe we’ll get Dak signed at the right number that’s good for Dak, good for the Cowboys, good for the team… So we’re all motivated, we’re all motivated to win. We certainly want Dak to be happy, but we also want to surround him with great football players.”
Prescott is a former fourth-round pick from the 2016 NFL Draft. He took the starting job in 2016 over Tony Romo and led the Cowboys to an NFC East title. He has started in all 64 games and is coming off a season where he threw for over 4,900 yards.
What do you think of the situation?