FRISCO - I say "$36 million APY.'' I've said it for months, and there is at this moment no reason for me to change my view of what Dak Prescott is asking for in contract talks. But Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says there is a "change'' of a sort.
"I always think there is movement one way or the other, even though there's not a technical movement,'' Jones told 105.3 The Fan's "K&C Masterpiece.'' I think we moved the needle in a positive direction, which is getting something done. I think we moved the needle this week, yes.''
There is talk that Prescott "has lowered his asking price.'' And that may be so, but that assumption would be based on the idea that he asked for a far greater number than my belief on the $36 million.
Meanwhile, I know that Dallas' offer is north of $30 million APY, and COO Stephen Jones has openly said he'd like Dak to help out the salary-cap concerns by inching down there a bit.
"The only thing we need him to do,'' Stephen told "G-Bag Nation'' on 105.3 The Fan last week, "is work with us a little bit.''
And when both sides do so? They'll have a franchise-record-setting deal. How soon can it happen? It remains a phone call away.