NFL insider Ian Rapoport had a major update on the future plans of the Dallas Cowboys while appearing on NFL Network this morning.
The Cowboys, who knocked off the Redskins on Thanksgiving to vault to first place in the NFC East, would very much like to keep their young players together.
Dallas is reportedly working on contract extensions for quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper.
Prescott struggled at the start of the season, but he's played better of late, especially since the addition of Cooper, who's been very much worth the first-round pick the Cowboys gave up for him.
Rapoport says that the Cowboys hope to reach long-term extensions with Prescott and Cooper this offseason. Dallas is reportedly planning on doing just that.
"The Cowboys hope to reach contract extensions with WR Amari Cooper and QB Dak Prescott this offseason, and they are planning for it, cap-wise," he reports.
Jerry Jones has said repeatedly that he would like to lock up both Prescott and Cooper long-term. If the Cowboys continue to play like they have in recent weeks, you can certainly bet on that happening.
The Cowboys, 6-5, are set to host the Saints on Thursday night.