Dallas Cowboys Boss Jerry Jones Reveals Plans About Drafting a New Quarterback

Published 11/10/2020, 3:39 PM EST


The 2020 NFL season went from 100 to 0 pretty quick for the Jerry Jones-owned Dallas Cowboys. Prior to the start of their 2020 campaign, the Cowboys were being touted as outside favorites to make this year’s Super Bowl.

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They brought in the experienced Mike McCarthy to take over as Head Coach in the offseason.

Oct 4, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy watches a play in the game against the Cleveland Browns at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

They also made some smart roster moves in the summer. The Dallas-based franchise drafted promising rookies in the form of WR CeeDee Lamb and CB Trevon Diggs earlier this year.

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With the arrival of Lamb and the pre-existing arsenal of RB Ezekiel Elliott, WR Amari Cooper, and WR Michael Gallup, the Cowboys boasted a strong offensive team, well at least on paper.

However, a few weeks into the season, it was clear that McCarthy’s Dallas Cowboys were far from a ‘finished product’. A season-ending injury to star quarterback Dak Prescott in Week 5 against the New York Giants summed up the misfortune associated with the Cowboys this season.

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Dak Prescott’s entourage and the Cowboys’ management board led by Jerry Jones were embroiled in lengthy contract discussions throughout the summer.

After failing to agree on a suitable deal for all parties, Prescott finally agreed to play on a franchise tag worth $31.4 million in 2020.

Prescott suffered a double compound fracture on his right ankle in the game against the Giants at the MetLife Stadium. He underwent surgery a day later and was subsequently ruled out for the rest of the season.

Despite all the uncertainty surrounding Dak’s short-term future in Texas, Mr. Jones insists that their ‘prized asset’ is going nowhere anytime soon.

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“Yes, it’s crazy to bring the idea up and I’m answering yes. We’re playing games here, guys, but it’s not the thing to be talking about at all. Dak Prescott is our quarterback,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan.

Oct 4, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) throws a pass against the Cleveland Browns in the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Despite featuring in just 5 games this year, Prescott amassed a total of 1,800+ passing yards with 9 passing TDs to his name against 4 interceptions. The Cowboys have not won a single game since Prescott was put on the IR list.

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They lost their Week 9 fixture against the unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers by a 19-24 scoreline at the AT& T Stadium. They are 3rd in the NFC East Division table with a 2-7 record heading into Week 10 where they play the Minnesota Vikings.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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