After a stunning performance in which he carried the Cowboys to a blowout victory of the Giants Sunday, Dak Prescott is still without a new contract. Jerry Jones is not really helping.
Though Jones initially classified an extension as "imminent" for the signal-caller this week, it seems his definition of the word may not be the same as the one found in the dictionary.
So, now Jones says a new contract is "imminent" because he "feels" like it's close, yet the two parties might not share the same opinion. Jerry, that's not what imminent means.
I'll be honest in saying I didn't think Prescott deserved his demands. He's not Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson, or any other elite quarterback.
However, I do think he is a good quarterback, and he proved on Sunday he can win without Elliott dominating in Kellen Moore's new system. It's quite possible that Prescott has a new ceiling to hit. The Giants' defense, weakened as they may be, limited Elliott to 53 yards on 13 carries, while Prescott threw for 400 yards and four touchdowns, with Michael Gallup and Amari Cooper each going over 100 yards.
With Elliott's contract already handled, is Jones being honest when he claims paying Prescott is imminent? Or is he simply speaking out of turn?
Jerry Jones just made a workhorse the highest-paid running back in the game, then watched the offensive game plan deemphasize him under a wunderkind. It's no wonder Prescott wants to get paid now, likely realizing just how important he was about to be all training camp long. Whether it's truly imminent or just "Jerry Jones" imminent is yet to be seen.