Prescott, McCarthy both expected to be part of Cowboys’ future plans
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones cleared the air with some important personnel decisions to come. On Monday, Jones publicly reiterated the organization’s “unequivocal” support for first-year head football coach Mike McCarthy. In addition to this, Jones said Dak Prescott will be a part of the team’s future as he continues to rehab his ankle following season-ending surgery.
As it currently stands, the Cowboys (2-7) hold a top-5 spot in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft. However, Jones made it clear Prescott will be the signal-caller with no indication of even looking at a top prospect such as Clemson junior quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
“Dak is our quarterback and we’re so fired up about him and him leading us in the future,” Jones said.
Even though the team sits behind the Philadelphia Eagles (3-4-1) in the NFC East standings, the Cowboys are still in the playoff mix. Jones also said Andy Dalton will return to the starting quarterback role once healthy, despite a solid showing at home from first-time NFL starter Garrett Gilbert in a 24-19 loss against the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers. For more sports coverage, click here.