Jerry Jones On Dak Prescott: There's No Going Forward Without One Of Your Family Members

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he voted in favor of the proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement, but it doesn't mean he'll get everything he wanted out of it. 
Speaking with the media at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Jones said the new CBA under consideration by the NFL Players Association will be better in the long run despite the fact that it would limit teams to using just one franchise tag. 

Jerry Jones said the CBA proposal does not benefit the Cowboys in all areas. But “the positives outweigh the negatives. That’s the way it will be for most anybody who looks at” structure of the 10-year deal.

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“It removes a very strategic thing for us. That is, we lose the transition [tag>. Strategically, that was really thought of a lot,” Jones said, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. But "the positives outweigh the negatives. That’s the way it will be for most anybody who looks at.”

The removal of one of the franchise tags puts the Cowboys in a difficult position as they would like to retain both Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper. 

“It’s what it is. We’ll just have to figure out a way to (get it done). ... There’s no question it’s going to put on a bigger angst," said Jones. 

But if there was any doubt the Cowboys would walk away from Prescott this offseason, Jerry Jones put that thought to bed.

“The same that I feel about Stephen (Jones)," Jones said of his thoughts on Prescott. "There’s no going forward without Stephen or one of your family members, so you’ve got to get it figured out. But it has to fit.”

As for Stephen Jones, he had a similar take on the quarterback earlier this week. 

"Dak's our quarterback. He's our quarterback for the future, and we have nothing but the greatest respect for him," Jones said, via David Helman of 

When asked about the meeting Thursday, Jerry Jones warned not to read much into it. 

"Don’t make anything of that, one way or another. That’s not what counts. What counts is “when you decide it’s time to make it work," Jones said per, Gehlken.

With the current CBA still in flux, there are no decisions expected to be made until things become more clear between the players and owners.

The Cowboys have until March 12 to decide whether or not to place the franchise tag on Prescott or Cooper.