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  • if this is true, that he wants to be right behind Patrick Mahomes is he overplayed his hand.

  • You could say that he is, but I don't care.

  • I think Jerry Jones has put him in that situation.

  • I think that if this is strictly, uh, if if they had a better relationship, if there was a better relationship that existed between Dak Prescott and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and and VP Stephen Jones, I don't think this would be the situation.

  • I think if they had treated him like Tony Romo, if they valued him more than they did, I don't think this is the situation.

  • I think they reach an agreement two years ago and everybody is moving forward and we're not even talking about this right now, But because they played hardball because they've constantly put that Prescott in a situation where they wanted him to show and prove show improve, show improved.

  • Uh, you know, regardless of what he did when they made sure to take care of everybody and give them their market value from the offensive lineman to, uh, linebackers like Jalen Smith to wide receivers like Amar E.

  • Cooper, two running backs like Ezekiel Elliott to sit up there and then come to Dak Prescott and don't want to talk market value.

  • And instead you want to define for him what he deserves as opposed to him exercising his market value just like you did with the other players.

  • You find yourself in this situation, and I think relationships when we talk about the world of business and how relationships matter.

  • This is one of those situations where it matters.

  • If you were pragmatic and had a strictly business approach with everybody else, that would be one thing.

  • If you had a personal relationship with other folks and that's what it was, that's what it was.

  • But to treat that Prescott differently, I think that's what this is about.

  • With that Prescott, you have tried to treat him differently.

  • You've gotten away with it for four years.

  • You're not getting away with it this time.

  • Now I've got you over a barrel and I'm loving it.

  • I think that's what Dak Prescott is saying right now, and I can't say I blame them.

  • Good, right?

  • Yeah, I go look, it's It's not.

  • It's not Dax fault.

  • It's not Dad's fault that Dallas did this.

  • They put this.

  • They put themselves in this position.

  • Cowboys.

  • This is a supply and demand league.

  • You need a quarterback.

  • You need a good quarterback if you want to win.

  • Especially so a couple years ago, they didn't want to pay.

  • Doc and Doc wanted a what four year contract.

  • You didn't want the five year contract.

  • They could have potentially rolled out the red carpet for Deck a couple years ago.

  • But no, they didn't do that.

  • They wanted to wait.

  • They wanted to see things well along that timeline, and they waited.

  • Dax value can increase and continue to grow and grow and grow, So it's not the player's fault.

  • It's not Dax fault that he's trying to get the most value and what he gives that team.

  • And to be this to be second behind Patrick Mahomes.

  • I mean, I don't put anything against.

  • I don't take anything against Doc for trying to do that.

  • Not at all.

  • I mean, he's a football player.

  • You have a very small window to make the most that you possibly can in the NFL and look, it goes each way.

  • The players, sometimes they have the advantage and then most of the times they don't have the advantage at all.

  • The teams take advantage of the players, so any time a player has a chance to put the team over the barrel, I don't have a problem with that.

  • Go out there, make as much money as you can because in 15 years there'll be somebody else that they're dealing with.

  • But Doc will be sitting somewhere sipping a pina colada because he made 45 to 50 year.

  • Is Dak Prescott over playing his hand?

  • The answer is yes, but let's go back a little bit.

  • Jerry Jones was the first one to overplay his hand.

  • Drafted a guy in the fourth round that was obviously a good player from the very beginning, and they kept them at a million $2 million a year for way too long when they could have signed him to an extension earlier on.

  • Maybe for an upper middle class contract in the twenties.

  • Let's say which you figure a guy early on making to a year would sign.

  • They opted not to.

  • They opted to wait till the 11th hour and then played him.

  • Not cheap, exactly, but they played a little hardball with them, like they gave him a Wentz Goff kind of deal.

  • Both those contracts were mistakes, by the way, as it turns out, and maybe even just a little bit less now that so they overplayed their hand early.

  • Now that dak a couple things happened to give him real leverage won the NFC East.

  • Quarterbacks are not good.

  • And so the division became so weak that Dak offers you a chance just by signing him to host home playoff games.

  • Get a home playoff game?

  • More than likely, if Dak is your quarterback for the foreseeable future until they get some quarterbacks in the NFC East.

  • So that's worth the premium.

  • The other thing is, with Andy Dalton, you think are pretty good backup.

  • It won't fall off that much, because, really, it's a lot about the receivers on the offensive line.

  • They fell off a whole lot offensively, so those things swung in Dax favor.

  • And now he has all this leverage.

  • Is he over playing his hand now?

  • Yes, I believe he is, because you can't if you're the Cowboys pay over $40 million a year for a guy and still hope to try to compete for a Super Bowl if that guy is not good enough to make up for other deficiencies.

  • And the Cowboys have a lot of holes on this team.

  • And the other thing that happened is Russell Wilson has said he's named the Cowboys as one of the places he'd agreed to a trade to.

  • And when Russell Wilson, who is better than Dak Prescott and relatively inexpensive, says that it affects your leverage in the other direction, so is he overplayed his hand.

  • Yes, I think Jerry did first.

  • I think Dak is now, and neither side seems to sound to me like people who are trying to make a deal.

  • Well, listen, uh, that's But that's the whole point.

  • And if you're not trying to make a deal, why is that?

  • If you're Jerry Jones because you got to remember, if Dak Prescott is not trying to make a deal, it makes perfect sense.

  • And the reason why would make perfect sense is because excuse me, uh, he's got the leverage right now, uh, he's gonna hold him over a barrel.

  • Uh, he's got to come back from that nasty injury.

  • Uh, and so we don't know how healthy he is or how healthy he will be in the immediate future.

  • There's some question marks in that regard.

  • Fair enough.

  • But if you're Jerry Jones, what excuse was there because you've been acting like this that Prescott wanted to do a deal two years ago?

  • He wanted to do a deal last year?

  • A matter of fact, according to the reports, we were told it really wasn't about the money.

  • It was about the years.

  • And let's think that let's put that in consideration and Rob, help me out here.

  • So I got a quarterback, um, and this brother's throne for nearly 5000 yards.

  • 30 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, 4900 plus yards and I'm holding him over a barrel, and it ain't because of the money.

  • It's because he wants out in four years, and I want him to stay five and I'm 78 years old.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/04
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