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  • is that being overvalued with this long term contract?

  • I don't think so.

  • I don't think so.

  • I think that is a situation where we look where he is.

  • Uh, you know, you're Jerry Jones.

  • You waited.

  • Uh, you are what the market says you are.

  • And in this particular instance, is the year twenty twenty one.

  • Obviously, the salary cap has been increasing.

  • We know how Covid has compromised the NFL season in the compound fracture of his right ankle.

  • We were expecting that to be something so debilitating that it would definitely compromise his ability to get a long term deal.

  • But Jerry Jones finally came to his senses and pay the guy, as far as I'm concerned, what he worked, I was along a range of, like, thirty eight million or whatever, but, you know, at at this point in time, thirty eight forty, what does it matter when you consider the television contracts that are coming down the pike?

  • How the salary cap is expected to to elevate and sore in the years to come?

  • Uh, it pans itself out.

  • In the end, I'm not going to sit up there and say he's overvalued because I see how horrid the Dallas Cowboys were last season without him.

  • Andy Dalton wasn't the answer.

  • That offensive line wasn't the answer.

  • Ezekiel Elliott wasn't the same Amari Cooper Michael Gallup CD Lamb.

  • Even though he was a rookie, none of them looked as good as they looked.

  • When Dak Prescott was in the game.

  • Was was playing for them.

  • For the first four and a half games of last season, Mike McCarthy didn't look as good as a coach.

  • Kelly Moore didn't look as good as an offensive coordinator.

  • The defense, particularly against the run, was non existent.

  • That Prescott, departing from that locker room due to his injury, had such an incredibly debilitating effect on the franchise that that, in and of itself elevated his value.

  • We can't just look at it and say, Excuse me, these are the numbers or quarterback should get or shouldn't get or whatever.

  • It's about what you mean to a particular or respect the franchise.

  • And in that regard, seeing what the Dallas Cowboys were with him compared to what they were without him, there is no question in my mind he's not being overvalued.

  • Of course, he's being overvalued because it's the next man up league.

  • And unless that next man up is Patrick Mahomes, If he's resetting the market or just about because you could, you could have a debate about who has a better deal Patrick Mahomes or Dak Prescott And think about that for a second.

  • Homes just did his deal.

  • Unless you're the best guy in the league or one of the top two or three, you're going to be overpaid and Stephen A.

  • When you say the market, you are what the market says you are.

  • That's an unrestrained market.

  • But this market is constrained by the Ciba, which is in place in order to make sure the players don't get paid what they're worth.

  • There are all kinds of mechanisms and devices and nonsense to keep the player's salary down, but what that does is actually warp the market.

  • So in a quarterback crazy league hard cap quarterback, crazy with a franchise tag right, the franchise tags there to give the team control, but also the players some flexibility, at least some money.

  • If the team won't, you know, pay him long term.

  • The franchise tag, which counts all against the cap that year and It's the average of the top five salaries is paying deck this year, all in this year.

  • It would have paid him as though he's a top five quarterback, but actually the average of their salaries.

  • Not just like the fifth best one, but he's not.

  • He's not the fifth best quarterback.

  • He's not in the top five anywhere.

  • He's probably in the top ten, and maybe he's heading toward the top five.

  • But so far, is he worth that money?

  • No, As a matter of fact to the Cowboys, he had all the leverage in this negotiation because Jerry Jones bungled it so badly along the way that finally, we got to the eleventh hour and the Cowboys are like We need some cap relief.

  • Okay, here.

  • Here's the four year deal.

  • Dak Prescott is just good enough so that his team doesn't want to let him walk out the door.

  • Because, as I told you yesterday, the NFL is divided into haves and have nots.

  • Do you have a quarterback or you don't?

  • The Cowboys believe they have a quarterback.

  • They don't want to lose him.

  • The franchise tag made it ridiculous to franchise him again this year So Dak had the leverage.

  • That's different than saying he's worth it.

  • They now have a team that's not ready to win the Super Bowl.

  • Few financial resources to make the team better, and the team needs to be much better.

  • Okay, let's go down the list.

  • Max Kellerman, because you sit up there.

  • You talk about next man up as the next man.

  • Patrick Mahomes ain't going anywhere.

  • Lamar Jackson's twenty four years old.

  • He's in Baltimore.

  • He going anywhere.

  • Aaron Rodgers is thirty six, thirty seven years of age.

  • He wasn't going to Green Bay.

  • Russell Wilson's thirty two years of age.

  • He was thinking about going somewhere else, but obviously, the Seattle Seahawks would have to comply to some degree in order for him to go.

  • So the likelihood is that he's not going anywhere.

  • So when we say next man up, who's that next man?

  • That Jerry Jones could go out and get to replace Dak Prescott?

  • I'm sorry that Mr Drabinsky and Nick Foles Who the hell is it?

  • A big Ben Roethlisberger?

  • Not that you would want that.

  • I mean, who is it?

  • Is it Jalen hurts?

  • Is that Carson Wentz?

  • Who is it you could say it could have been Russell Wilson, but okay, I'm going to give up this money to make sure I can keep that Prescott, even though he doesn't count debilitating Lee against the cap because of the way to deal was structured.

  • And it's a relatively short term deal in the grand scheme of things.

  • We understand all of those nuances that come along with this contract, which is why there's some degree we can't completely crucify Jerry Jones.

  • For how, for what?

  • He ended up paying out because he thought he definitely bought himself some cushion.

  • My point to you, though, is this.

  • When you look around the league, who were you getting?

  • Because if you went out and you got Russell Wilson, what would you have had to give Seattle in order to get Russell Wilson?

  • So when you say next man up, I'm saying for the Dallas Cowboys, there was no next man and that's why you were in a pinch because you waited too long.

  • There was no next man you squeeze yourself with you articulated on several occasions about Jerry Jones, which is why you accurately made the prediction that Dak Prescott would get signed to a long term deal because Jerry Jones put himself in the corner.

  • You have to look at stuff out there.

  • You saw there were no real real options for you, which is why you have to end up giving back this money.

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Stephen A. reacts to the Cowboys signing Dak Prescott to a 4-year, $160M contract | First Take

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/12
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