Jerry Jones said an NFL Network insider has “no idea” what he’s talking about when it comes to the Dallas Cowboys’ contract negotiations with star quarterback Dak Prescott.
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday morning that Prescott was heading toward the franchise tag for the 2020 season. The Cowboys and their QB have reportedly made no significant progress on a new contract.
As Dallas is set to face the Minnesota Vikings tonight, there is “nothing going on,” per one source.
This means Prescott is headed toward the franchise tag this offseason. At this point in the season, with a tag looming, it’s hard to imagine a new deal getting done. That said, neither side has put a deadline on it and talks could kick into gear at any point.
Prescott is playing on the final year of his rookie deal. He and the Cowboys have been attempting to get a new contract done for months.
Jones appeared on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas this morning and addressed Rapoport’s report.
“He [the reporter] has no idea. Because I would be the only one that knows whether he’s right or wrong. And I can tell you he has no idea,” Jones said.
Jerry Jones on @1053thefan on the report that Dak Prescott is getting the franchise tag: He [the reporter] has no idea. Because I would be the only one that knows whether he's right or wrong. And I can tell you he has no idea.
— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) November 12, 2019
We’ll find out who’s right soon enough.
For now, though, the Cowboys are just worried about this season. Dallas fell to 5-4 on the year with Sunday’s loss to Minnesota. The Cowboys are now in a tie for first place in the NFC East with Philadelphia.