Time to Talk Contracts
While the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff and scouts are evaluating the combine prospects, owner Jerry Jones and his vice president of player personnel Stephen Jones were busy setting up meetings with their high priority free agents.
The first player on their list was the biggest free agent the Cowboys have this offseason, quarterback Dak Prescott. After word spread about the meeting between the two sides differing reports have emerged.
While Prescott might prefer a shorter deal, others are suggesting that the Cowboys may have to use the franchise tag on Prescott. This story doesn’t seem to have an ending yet but it’s going to be interesting to see what happens in a few weeks.
The next free agent is wide receiver Amari Cooper, who told 105.3 The Fan recently that he wants to be a Dallas Cowboy for life. Cooper’s market value if he were to hit the open market could possibly price the Cowboys out of his services. And with the new CBA having the potential to be approved by the players the Cowboys should be working overtime to get Cooper signed, so they can use the franchise tag on Prescott.
The final free agent the Cowboys spoke with was a fairly brief one between themselves and Byron Jones’s agent. The reason being Jones and his agent believe that the Cowboys won’t be able to give the cornerback the money he is looking for that he will get in free agency.
With that in mind both sides have agreed to let Byron Jones hit the open market. Many believe this is a bad idea but the Dallas Cowboys might be looking forward to a compensatory pick next season and replacing Byron Jones with a younger and cheaper option in the draft.