USA TODAY Sports Jerry Jones didn't have unique information about the money that was coming from the TV networks. The real question is whether he had any idea that the broader free-agency market would be as soft as it has become. Reflecting on the first eight days of free agency and, seven days before that, the Cowboys' decision to give a record-shattering four-year, $160 million contract to a quarterback recovering from a badly-broken ankle, it's fair to ask whether the Cowboys could have gotten a better deal if they'd simply waited. Their problem, of course, came directly from waiting. Waiting to make Prescott an offer he couldn't refuse immediately after the end of his third NFL season. Waiting to make Prescott an offer he couldn't refuse during his fourth NFL season. Waiting to make Prescott an offer he couldn't refuse before his $31.4 million franchise-tag salary for 2020 locked in. The irony may be that, if they'd simply waited another week, the Cowboys may have been able to get Prescott for less than the massive contract they paid when the challenge was to get Prescott to take something other than $37.68 million in 2021 under the tag and, most likely,… Read full this story
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