#1. Find the Right People and Stay with Them
This is an area where the Jones’ have shown improvement. They desired to make Garrett their version of Landry. It did not work out, but the instincts were good. Stability benefits an organization.
The Cowboys have done an outstanding job of retaining vice president of player personnel Will McClay and offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, as just two examples. McClay’s presence stabilizes the Cowboys personnel decisions, and Moore is proving to be one of the better young coaching talents in the league. His presence means hitting the ground running on offense in 2021.
#2. Lock Up Your Franchise Quarterback
The Cowboys have handled the quarterback Dak Prescott contract situation poorly. Many are ready to blame his agent, Todd France, for the inability to sign Prescott to a long-term deal last offseason. But the Cowboys are to blame for allowing Dak’s contract situation to wait this long.
When Prescott had already proven himself capable, the Cowboys continued to leave him on a rookie pay plan while his draftmates in the QB class of 2016 all got paid.
It’s time for the gamesmanship to end and to reward a player who is not only excellent on the field but is a tremendous leader who never embarrasses the franchise as its face. Waiting has cost the Cowboys money. Pay him!