Cowboys owner Jerry Jones pins all hopes on QB Dak Prescott to do ‘better’ in 2024 NFL season

The Dallas Cowboys headed into the 2023 postseason with a third consecutive 12-win season, and Dak Prescott was a protagonist behind this. The quarterback showcased his exceptional talent and leadership throughout the season.

The Cowboys witnessed a heartbreaking end to the campaign after losing in the Super Wild Card Round to the Green Bay Packers. Prescott boldly shared the blame with his head coach, Mike McCarthy, but he himself couldn’t escape harsh criticism from fans. However, the team owner, Jerry Jones, continues to place his full trust in Prescott.

Jerry Jones lavishes praise on Dak Prescott

Jerry Jones is known for his outspoken nature, and when it comes to Dak Prescott, his praise knows no bounds.

The veteran didn’t hesitate to express his faith in his quarterback during the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine. He acknowledged the challenges that every team faces, such as salary caps, drafts, and free agency constraints. However, the owner remains steadfast in his belief that both his quarterback and the team can surpass their current capabilities. He is determined to see them break the playoff barrier that has eluded them since 1995.

“My point is that we can be better. Dak [Prescott] can play better than he has maybe, we could argue one of the best years he’s ever had in his career. But the good news is, I’m convinced that he can play better, and I’m convinced that we can do some things better all the way around, and so we’re all in,” Jones said on Friday.

Prescott’s contract will expire after the upcoming season. However, Jones expressed confidence that the team could handle these challenges while remaining focused on improving their overall performance.

When asked about the possibility of the quarterback exploring other options, given his no-tag and no-trade clauses, Jones brushed off any concerns. He asserted that Prescott would be the team’s quarterback in the 2024 season, regardless of the uncertainty surrounding his contract extension.

There is a potential need for a contract extension, but Jones indicated that there is no set timeline for reaching a decision. He mentioned the Cowboys’ dedication to enhancing their performance and suggested that they could achieve an “all-in” mentality even without an immediate extension for Prescott.

Dak Prescott’s NFL 2023 season in numbers

The season opener against the New York Giants set the tone for Dak Prescott’s outstanding year. He completed 13 of 24 passes for 143 yards and led the team to a resounding 40–0 victory, foreshadowing the excellence that would unfold throughout the season.

The veteran recorded 4,516 passing yards, the third highest in the league, and led the NFL with an impressive 36 passing touchdowns this past season. He threw just nine interceptions throughout the season, contributing to a career-best 105.9 passer rating. His precision was highlighted by his remarkable 69.5% completion rate, another career high.

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November was a standout month for Prescott, earning him the NFC Offensive Player of the Month honors. During this period, he racked up 1,298 yards, threw 13 touchdowns with just one interception, and maintained an impressive 68.5% completion rate.

The QB consistently delivered multiple 200+ yard games and tied Tony Romo’s team record with 10 games featuring at least four touchdown passes. He was named a finalist for the prestigious award, but Lamar Jackson claimed the title.

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