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Jerry Jones: 'We want Dak Prescott. That's that'

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones once again insisted Dak Prescott is the team's long-term starter despite the quarterback entering the final year of his contract.

"We want Dak Prescott. That's that," said Jones, according to Jane Slater of NFL Network.

It was reported in late March that Dallas has yet to offer Prescott an extension. Additionally, there's apparently no indication a deal is coming, with a mutual understanding between the team and the star passer.

Prescott isn't the only high-profile Cowboys player looking for a big-money extension. Receiver CeeDee Lamb and pass-rusher Micah Parsons are due new deals, and both are expected to challenge the top of their respective position's markets.

"We'd like to see more leaves fall. We'd like to see more action," said Jones when asked about locking down his star trio. "It's called option quarterback. I've spent my life (playing) option quarterback. I want to see some more cards played."

Prescott's 2024 cap hit of $55.45 million ranks second in the NFL behind only Deshaun Watson's $63.78 million, per Spotrac. The 30-year-old agreed to a restructure in mid-March that created $4 million in cap space for Dallas.

The Cowboys have been unusually quiet this offseason, with Prescott's inflated cap hit likely a reason for their inactivity.

Prescott set career highs last season with an NFL-best 36 touchdowns and a passer rating of 105.9. He earned his third Pro Bowl berth and his first second-team All-Pro nomination.

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