Jerry Jones Stopping the Blood Flowing Out of Dallas
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has asked fans to remain calm amid the franchise’s battle to extend in star players.
The Cowboys are currently in negotiations with Amari Cooper, Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott over new contracts.
Dallas could lose at least one of those offensive stars due to the situation they find themselves in. Prescott and Cooper can become free agents in 2019 if they wish. Meanwhile, Ezekiel Elliot is currently holding out from team activities.
There have been mixed messages coming out of the Cowboys camp regarding these extensions. The situation didn’t improve much Tuesday, when Jerry Jones used a bizzare metaphor to explain that everything is under control.
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“Picture if you were the driver of a car, and you had a wreck and your hand was almost severed off, but you didn’t understand your anatomy. You look down, you’re spurting blood, you open the door and run to the woods and either die of bleeding to death or shock,” said Jerry Jones.
“The educated man looks down, knows his anatomy, squeezes and knows his best chance is to wait for help. That’s because he’s been there a lot and done that. And so I’m squeezing and waiting for help. That’s my lesson for today.”
While it doesn’t bode well that he likens the situation to a car crash, at least he’s an educated man. He has been trying to stop the bleeding, like when he offered Dak Prescott $30 million a year.
Prescott is reportedly seeking $40 million a year, and so the situation remains up in the air. Jones did hint that while the three superstars are yet to sign, some things are getting done.
“Would it be better if we can get one of the players done (before the season) than to not have any done of the ones you’re talking about? The answer is yes,” Jones said.
“What may surprise you is we may come up with one that you haven’t been asking about.”
Who could that be? Perhaps Tony Pollard, whom Jones was singing the praises of earlier in the week.