Pearson on Dak “The man has a lot of pride”

Jerry Jones could be “really taking a risk” letting Dak play under tag again
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By CBS Sports Radio

Questions continue to mount as to Dak Prescott’s future in Dallas. The Cowboys placed the franchise tag on the star Quarterback before the start of the 2020 season. Legendary Cowboys wide receiver and newly minted Hall of Famer Drew Pearson is hopeful Prescott will remain a Cowboy but it might be a rough road if he leaves.

“Where do you go if you don't sign Dak? If you let him go, especially if you let him play under the franchise tag this season and you don't sign him anywhere along the line to a long term contract, Dak ain't gonna be here after that. The man has a lot of pride and he sees what's going on. He wants to be quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. It is a big deal.” Pearson told the D.A. Show on Friday.

“If he has to play the full season under that franchise tag, Jerry's really taking a risk in that case…not only with Dak as a quarterback of the Cowboys, but within the rest of that football team because Dak has a tremendous influence in that locker room. He is the leader. He sets the pace.”

As for Pearson, the Hall of Fame finally came calling in 2021 after over 30 years of waiting. “It feels really good. This is why I wanted it so bad because the feeling you get by being recognized as one of the greatest that ever played the game and you're joining a team of individuals that are the greatest that played the game and you're on that team for life.”