Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones proud to 'overpay' Dak Prescott
Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones on Dak Prescott's contemporary four-year, $160m deal: "If anybody has ever taken attend of me financially, I'm proud it is the one sitting next to me on the right."
Last Updated: 10/03/21 10: 39pm
Dallas Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones has rapid he carries no regrets after 'overpaying' to assign his franchise quarterback Dak Prescott.
"When I purchased the Cowboys, apart from plenty of alternative things that were being mentioned, it used to be very many times mentioned of how fool I used to be for paying what I paid for the Cowboys," Jones mentioned right thru Wednesday's press conference. "And that is the reason not an exaggeration, that's firmly there. Neatly, I in actuality obtained screwed, I ended up with the Dallas Cowboys.
"In actual fact most one thing that I've ever been enthusiastic about that ended up being particular, I overpaid for, every time, to the end. Anytime I've tried to gain a bargain, I obtained factual that, it used to be a bargain in plenty of recommendations and never up to regular.
"And so, the opposite component, that our technique of getting here from Dak's rookie deal, I knew that Dak wanted to be here and in actuality no relate else. I knew that and I relate Dak knew how factual he match here, even supposing I will understand his apprehension. This used to be not a take a look at of some form of 'can Dak take care of it?' or one thing adore that, that wasn't the case at all."
"If anybody has ever taken attend of me financially, I'm proud it is the one sitting next to me on the right."
Having opened talks over an extension two years previously, Prescott and the Cowboys in the extinguish agreed a contemporary four-year, $160m extension this week, including a $66m signing bonus and $126m in assured money. For the account, Jones paid much less to amass the franchise in 1989.
Five months after a frightful ankle afflict, Prescott scored the long-duration of time contract he desired in 2019 and 2020. Handiest Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes makes more on a per-year basis than Prescott.
"Here is the right match. Never in one million years did I imagine not being a Cowboy when I placed on the Megastar," Prescott mentioned. "I'm mad to be here and never leave. Here is my home, I'm not leaving and here is fully the starting up."
Prescott and the Cowboys got here finish to contract agreements every of the previous three years. Dallas most currently utilized the franchise ticket on him final March 16 in a deal that used to be worth $31.4 million for the 2020 season.
He joked Wednesday that he contemplated working out from on the wait on of a curtain on the live press conference and jumping on the desk to instruct he's therapeutic from the Week 5 ankle afflict that ended his 2020 season.
Prescott got here away with a compound atomize and dislocated correct ankle after a style out by Giants security Logan Ryan, present process season-ending surgical operation later that day.
The 27-year-outdated school made display of thanking Alex Smith for uplifting him right thru his comeback after the broken-down quarterback obtained Comeback Participant of the Year with Washington final season on the wait on of a existence-threatening leg afflict. He also pushed apart the basis of uncertainty over his willingness to wager on himself on pick by taking part in on the franchise ticket in 2020.
"To me, it wasn't a gamble," Prescott mentioned. "So even sitting there, retaining my leg or no matter on the field, attempting to position it wait on into relate, or later on being in the clinical institution and waking up from surgical operation, that's factual what God's thrown at me.
"Must probabilities are you'll well seemingly also simply receive identified my existence, whenever probabilities are you'll well seemingly also simply receive identified my memoir, no matter circumstance that is, I'm going to amass it with a smile and be grateful that God has attach me in this relate to beat it, to be an example to others. So never in one million years.
"And I in actuality want to thank, if truth be told, Alex Smith. Because at that moment must you are sitting there and probabilities are you'll well seemingly also simply receive an afflict adore that otherwise you reach out of surgical operation, to stare any individual that's already completed it and did it in actuality in worse situations, that allowed my tips factual to head to straight, 'Hey, I will enact this. I'm going to beat this. Or not it is factual a matter of time.
"What are the clinical doctors announcing? But I'm going to beat this.' So I in actuality want to thank Alex for any individual that's overcome that and obtained Comeback Participant of the Year, and congrats to him.
Prescott mentioned he'll "be ready when it matters" for the 2021 regular season and is doing every thing clinical doctors ask, including that his motivation is all about being the right quarterback in the NFL and winning the Lombardi Trophy - not beating Jones in contract tug of wars.
He added that he had asked his female friend and brother to assign him ideally suited if even "one component" adjustments about him after his massive paychecks hit the account.
"I've never played this sport for money," Prescott explained. "Money has never been a motivation. I'm intrinsically motivated."