Players to Watch: Cowboys vs. Falcons
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has already doubled down on Dak Prescott being the quarterback of the now and the future for the Cowboys.
He has already said he plans to give his third-year quarterback a contract extension despite his decline in numbers since fashioning the finest rookie season of any quarterback in NFL history.
Jones took a step further by tripling down on Prescott before Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons.
He said he wouldn’t trade Prescott for two first-round draft picks.
“When I say man, he’s our future. I don’t know how we could ask for more, to have this opportunity for him to progress the way he has. If someone walked in here right now and looked like they were going to get the No. 1 pick in the draft and said we’ll give you two picks for Dak. I wouldn’t even consider it. No.”
Jones said the Cowboys know what Prescott’s issues are. But more importantly, they like the experience he has gained since his rookie season and how he constantly works to get better.
“It’s been so rare and so impressive how he has done,” Jones said. “That’s almost unattainable. When you compare to how he had played for him to have these gains under his belt. His biggest asset is how he takes what he learns and his experiences. He doesn’t repeat it. This is what we want.”
Prescott led the Cowboys on a 15-play, 85-yard drive that resulted in a 21-yard field goal and a 3-0 first-quarter lead against the Falcons. Receiver Cole Beasley dropped a touchdown pass on second down and a third-down pass to Amari Cooper was broken up.