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Stephen Jones Updates Contract Talks With Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott walking off the field after a game. The potential Dak Prescott contract is a major offseason storyline.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: Quarterback Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys walks off the field after losing the NFC Divisional Round playoff game to the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on January 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

With all the focus on the Ezekiel Elliott situation, it can be easy to forget that the Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper are also seeking new contracts from the Dallas Cowboys.

Both Prescott and Cooper's current deals expire after this season. The Cowboys have expressed an interest in keeping Prescott long-term, but the fourth-year pro reportedly turned down a contract worth $30 million per year.

As for Cooper, he added a much-needed element of explosiveness on the perimeter after Dallas acquired him via trade during last season. One has to think the Cowboys would prefer to keep him as well, if the price is right.

Speaking with the team website at today's kickoff luncheonette, Cowboys chief operating officer Stephen Jones was asked about the latest with Prescott and Cooper.

“We’re open for business,” he said. “We don’t put any deadlines on anything. No one has informed me that they’re either going to visit or not visit.”

Jones said he spoke briefly with Prescott at the quarterback’s gala for his Faith Finish Fight Foundation on Sunday night, although not in any great detail.

“We talked about generalities, but there were no details discussed,” he said. “I’ve got a lot of respect for these guys. They’re trying to do their job, and we’re trying to do our job.”

Dallas will begin its 2019 season one week from Sunday. Unlike Elliott, there is no doubt that Prescott will play against the New York Giants, and Cooper should also be good to go, health permitting.

How the season unfolds could affect the way negotiations play out between them and the Cowboys.