Jerry Jones Says Trey Lance Trade Wasn’t About Dak Prescott

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott

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When the Dallas Cowboys traded for Trey Lance yesterday, it inevitably led to people talking about how the deal impacts Dak Prescott.

He is locked in as the Cowboys’ starting quarterback and will be playing the net couple of seasons on a hefty contract, but there has been talk of the Cowboys using Lance as leverage in contract negotiations with Dak.

Today, owner Jerry Jones talked about the trade before the team’s final preseason game and denied that the deal had anything to do with his starting QB.

“Didn’t cross my mind — period — about an impact here regarding Dak,” Jones said. “I know that Dak wants to do anything we can do to improve this team. We’re going to do it.”

Jones also added another interesting tidbit while discussing the Lance trade.

This isn’t the first time the Cowboys have considered bringing in a high-profile QB since Dak became their starter.

He said the team was also looking at Jalen Hurts during the 2020 draft.

While the move certainly came as a surprise because of the Cowboys’ current quarterback situation, it was really just good business.

A 4th round pick really is very little to give up for a 23-year old quarterback who was drafted 3rd overall 2 years ago.

If he ever ends up developing, the Cowboys will have options at quarterback for a really good price.

If he doesn’t, the odds of that 4th round pick being used to draft somebody that would ever contribute were low anyway.

It doesn’t necessarily mean that things are perfect between the Cowboys and Dak Prescott right now, especially after led the league in interceptions last season. It also probably isn’t an indicator of anything other than the Dallas Cowboys doing good business when a young QB became available.