The former Cowboys star claims Dak Prescott’s reputation is crucial with Jerry Jones in 2023

Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys failed in this year’s NFC divisional round against the San Francisco 49ers. Prescott has come under scrutiny as the Cowboys’ starting quarterback since taking over as a starter in the 2016 season. However, has owner Jerry Jones lost his franchise quarterback’s trust?

On ESPN’s “Get Up,” when former Cowboys player Marcus Spears was asked if Prescott’s job would be at stake next season, Spears said:

“This decision has to be made and is based on his performance this year. You need to determine how far behind the Philadelphia Eagles you are and what (Howie) Roseman has been doing with building the roster with a young quarterback they’ll likely have numbers this year but still be able to limit maneuvers and keep some of those players.

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“Obviously with that talent that’s around him now you lose a few things by signing a quarterback and that’s what we alluded to when, when dad got the money. There are parts of his list that need to be overwhelmed by his ability and his game and he didn’t step up to that.”

Dak Prescott has led the Cowboys to the playoffs four times in his seven seasons with the franchise. He has a 2-4 playoff record, throwing for 1,559 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. The 2016 AP Offensive Rookie of the Year is fourth in Cowboys history in both career playoff yards and touchdowns.

Does Jones still believe in Dak Prescott, whom he signed a four-year, $160 million deal in March 2021?

Jerry Jones on Dak Prescott’s future in Dallas

Speaking to the media after the loss to the 49ers, Jerry Jones said he thought the Cowboys would beat them because he had “such faith in Dak.” Prescott threw for 206 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in the 19-12 loss.

“I thought we were going to win because I have so much faith in Dak,” said Jones. “I’m going to go out there five times with that (similar) situation, and if we have him as quarterback, I’m going to take my chances. So all I’m saying is give me that setup a year in advance, a month in advance and give it to me as quarterback and I have a strong belief that we’re going to win.”

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Given Prescott’s massive contract, it would be difficult for the Dallas Cowboys to trade him as the cap hit will be over $49 million next season. Let’s see what the longtime owner will do with his franchise signal caller this offseason.

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