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Sport Jerry Jones weighs in on Dak Prescott contract, Colin Kaepernick ‘circus’

19:58  19 november  2019
19:58  19 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Cowboys to be among NFL teams in attendance for Colin Kaepernick's workout

  Cowboys to be among NFL teams in attendance for Colin Kaepernick's workout Despite owner Jerry Jones' stance of mandating players stand for the anthem, the Cowboys will be in attendance for Colin Kaepernick's workout.Although Cowboys coach Jason Garrett would not confirm it during a briefing with local reporters, a person with knowledge of the team’s plans told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday that the team will have a representative at the workout and interview, which will be conducted at the Falcons’ headquarters. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the team's intentions.

The most pressing issue confronting the Dallas Cowboys as it relates to the organization’s long-term future is the ongoing impasse in a bid to sign Dak Prescott to an extension.

Jerry Jones wearing glasses and smiling at the camera © Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

While Jerry Jones has long insisted a deal with Prescott will get done when the timing is right, the Cowboys owner pointed out some hurdles in accomplishing as much.

Appearing Tuesday for his weekly appearance on 105.3 The Fan, Jones laid out how signing Prescott to a lucrative contract extension is easier said than done.

“We gotta have enough to pay Zeke, to pay the offensive line and to pay some of those key defensive players,” Jones added.

Prescott has put together a pair of prolific performances in the past two games amid an overall outstanding season. Jones noted that the quarterback’s ability to put up monster numbers partly stems from opposing defenses’ commitment to shutting down Ezekiel Elliott.

Jones nevertheless made sure to point out that Prescott is indeed enjoying an outstanding campaign.

“We are rewarded he is having the type of year he has had. He has risen to the occasion,” Jones said of Prescott, per a tweet from Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “For a lot of reasons it is good for him to have the year he is having.”

Hue Jackson will run Colin Kaepernick's passing drills, 11 teams have said they'll attend

  Hue Jackson will run Colin Kaepernick's passing drills, 11 teams have said they'll attend Hue Jackson will run Colin Kaepernick's passing drills, 11 teams have said they'll attendHue Jackson, the former Cleveland Browns coach who went 3-36-1 before being fired during last season, will run Colin Kaepernick’s unusual private workout Saturday in Atlanta. The NFL announced that, and added that fellow former NFL coach Joe Philbin will also be in attendance.

Lastly, Jones unsurprisingly was asked about the Colin Kaepernick situation in the wake of last weekend’s workout that mostly devolved into a debacle.

He said, “We aren’t in the quarterback business, we are in the business of looking for talent—either now or in the future” and largely danced around a direct question about whether the team believes Cooper Rush is a better backup quarterback than Kaepernick could be in Dallas, per Bleacher Report, by saying, “We believe we are in great shape relative to our future.”

Last week, Jones refuted reports that the Cowboys would send a representative to Kaepernick’s workout. Given how things played out, Jones’ decision to have the Cowboys skip it arguably turned out to be a prescient move.

Colin Kaepernick heads to Atlanta for workout

  Colin Kaepernick heads to Atlanta for workout Despite speculation that he might not go through with Saturday’s PR stunt, Colin Kaepernick will participate in the NFL’s hastily organized workout. © Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, Kaepernick has arrived in Atlanta and is prepared to go through the league’s workout and interviews.There were reasons for his side to be skeptical, from the rushed nature of the event (he was given two hours to accept the invitation), to the timing which prevents coaches and General Managers from being able to attend.

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Jerry Jones sidesteps questions about Dak Prescott’s contract .
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doesn’t seem to be in a great mood following last week’s mistake-filled loss to the New England Patriots. After said loss, Jones did not exactly go to bat for head coach Jason Garrett. He’s now turning his attention to star quarterback Dak Prescott.When asked about the status of a Prescott extension on NFL Network Wednesday morning, Jones sidestepped the question. Instead, he talked about the need to win football games.Jerry Jones when asked on @gmfb about Dak’s contract: “Let me just say this, I think all of us, including the fans, want to win a damn football game.

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