Dak Prescott's future is uncertain, but Jerry Jones believes in him.

Jerry Jones isn't “all-in” this season like the Rams were in 2021. Despite free agency setbacks, he believes the Cowboys will have a shot in 2024 because he is all-in on quarterback Dak Prescott.

Great quarterback, we think. Our focus this year is that. "We have Dak," Jones told Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill. "I expect Dak to excel. As I stated, I think he will improve. We should have that.”

Since he and the organization haven't signed a long-term deal, his $55.455 million cap cost counts on their salary cap. Prescott may play out his contract, which expires after this season, but he will count $40.460 million against the Cowboys' cap in 2025.

“I’m an American entrepreneur,” Jones stated. “I wake up wanting everyone to make more money. I live that stuff, therefore I won't judge somebody for having more money."

Jones also wants Prescott to sign a team-friendly contract. That would free up salary cap space for edge rusher Micah Parsons and receiver CeeDee Lamb, who will receive top-market deals, and to add better players surrounding Prescott.

Dallas couldn't afford to maintain left tackle Tyron Smith, third receiver Michael Gallup, center Tyler Biadasz, and running back Tony Pollard from last year's offense. “As you address a player like Dak, you hurt his supporting cast,” Jones added. “That’s not sales. Everyone knows that if you win, someone else who can aid you do not. That’s true.”

The Cowboys' desire for Prescott to accept less delayed contract discussions for two years before he inked his second deal. This precluded them from extending the deal past 2022.

After this season, they or someone else will make Prescott one of the league's highest-paid quarterbacks despite his postseason failure. Jones maintains the Cowboys believe Prescott can advance them to their 1995 high. Jones said, “When I think of Dak, he's one of those in the top paid that haven't won that I think can. I think a few quarterbacks who haven't won a Super Bowl will. I suppose Dak is. My position is firm.”

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