4:53 PM ET
FRISCO, Texas — If there was any doubt from anybody regarding the futures of Mike McCarthy and Dak Prescott with the Dallas Cowboys, executive vice president Stephen Jones was clear Monday that both will be back with the Cowboys in 2021.
Asked whether McCarthy would be safe regardless of how the 2020 season ends, with the Cowboys holding a 2-7 record and in the middle of a four-game losing streak, Jones said, “Absolutely. Unequivocal.”
As for Prescott, Jones once again said he is in the long-term plans of the team even though he is recovering from a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle that required season-ending surgery. At present, the Cowboys hold a top-five pick in next spring’s draft, but Jones said quarterback would not be a discussion.
“Dak is our quarterback and we’re so fired up about him and him leading us in the future,” Jones said.
Prescott was guaranteed $31.4 million on the franchise tag in 2020 and the two sides were unable to reach an agreement on a long-term deal last July. Should the Cowboys use the franchise tag on Prescott in 2021, it