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ESPN host chimes in on Jerry Jones comparing Dak’s next contract to Romo and Aikman

Ex-Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman (right) says Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott’s accuracy and anticipation have been troubling through the first five games of the season.
Ex-Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman (right) says Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott’s accuracy and anticipation have been troubling through the first five games of the season. Star-Telegram archives

Dak Prescott hasn’t been the Cowboys’ main problem this season.

Jerry Jones said so on Thursday.

“He’s long-term,” Jones told USA TODAY Sports while in New York this week for NFL owners meetings. “Anything we need to see and need to know, I see with him.”

Prescott’s rookie deal will be up after next season. And given the going rate for quarterbacks in the NFL, the Mississippi State product is going to be due a significant raise in his next contract.

But in discussing that future negotiation, Jones also compared Prescott to former Cowboys quarterbacks’ Tony Romo and Troy Aikman.

“We know the problem with saying that about any player, but I don’t mind saying it,” Jones told USA TODAY Sports. “I said it about (Troy) Aikman. I said it about Tony (Romo). When you get one of those top ones, you can basically be that definitive.”

During a Thursday segment of the ESPN show ‘First Take,’ co-host Stephen A. Smith took umbrage with that last thought from Jones.



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