Dak Prescott officially got what he wanted ahead of NFL free agency this year. The Dallas Cowboys quarterback got one of the most player-friendly deals in NFL history, and the Cowboys settled for a four-year deal, after hoping for more, which will allow Prescott to cash in again in just four years, when he should still be solidly in his prime.
After the ankle injury that knocked him out for most of the 2020 season, it is remarkable news for Prescott, who Jerry Jones admits had him over a barrel. Even after the disappointment of last season, the Cowboys are in win-now mode and couldn’t afford to let a quarterback like Prescott walk.
Even through almost two years of negotiations, Dallas’ front office never wavered on praising Dak during the process. Now that he’s locked in with the team for a while, that has escalated as well.
During a radio interview on 105.3 The Fan after last week’s signing, Jerry Jones‘ son Stephen Jones, a team executive, tried to avoid drawing a comparison between Dak Prescott and Tom Brady. However, he couldn’t help himself from doing so when it comes to leadership and drive.
— 105.3 The FAN (@1053thefan) March 14, 2021
“Well, you want him in your foxhole, number one. The right guy has the biggest piece of the pie, as I said earlier today,” Jones said, of the newly-re-signed quarterback. “He just checks every box in these key categories of leadership, (he has) this insatiable appetite to want to be the best, to outwork everybody.
“He’s got that Michael Irvin quality to him, in terms of outworking (somebody) and competing. It’s totally unfair to compare him to somebody like this, but, obviously, Tom Brady has that. He’s just a fiery competitor… a winner and a leader. (He has) an insatiable appetite to be great.”
Now, the team needs the wins to come, which means fixing the roster far beyond retaining Dak Prescott.
In 69 career starts, Prescott is 42-27 leading the Dallas Cowboys. The team has reached the playoffs twice—in 2016 and 2018—going 1-2.