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Stephen Jones still ‘bullish’ on inking Dak Prescott to lucrative long-term contract extension

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The Dallas Cowboys have hit a late-season skid, and quarterback Dak Prescott — once talked about as a potential MVP candidate — has cooled off considerably. Despite that, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones remains “bullish” on inking the quarterback to a long-term contract extension.

Speaking to 105.3 The Fan Monday after Sunday’s heartbreaking loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Jones made it clear the ‘Boys still want to make a deal happen.

The Cowboys have been trying to sign Prescott to a long-term contract extension since before the start of the season. That the quarterback hasn’t signed yet speaks volumes about the gap between the two sides, and a comment Prescott made earlier this year highlighted that big time.

As the two sides have remained apart, reports have emerged indicating Prescott could be ready to set a new market and approach $400 million in total. With that in mind, it’s been speculated and reported by many that the Cowboys will ultimately use a variation of the franchise tag this offseason knowing some tough negotiations remain ahead.