The New York Giants starting quarterback Daniel Jones signed a 4-year $160 million deal Tuesday afternoon.
What a great day for us Cowboys fans; with Jones as their starter, he currently holds a 1-5 record against the Dallas Cowboys in his career. I’m not here to throw dirt on Jones because he led New York to the postseason and a victory in the playoffs over Kirk Cousins last season.
The point I am making here is since Dak Prescott took over as starting quarterback for this team, he has lost twice to the Giants, and both came during his rookie year. He is 10-2 all-time against the Giants and 5-1 against Jones.
As we look WAY ahead to the 2023 season, I already see two wins on the schedule. Jones couldn’t even beat Cooper Rush at home, and he can’t beat the Cowboys.
Jones signing this contract proves why the Prescott deal was smart a few years ago. The Cowboys can now extend him, cut all of his cap hit, and the team can save a bunch of money.
Regardless of how things have shaken out thus far, anyone that thinks Jones is worth the same amount of money as Prescott and more than Patrick Mahomes is CRAZY.
Daniel Jones TD pass totals over the last three years:
2021: 10 (only 11 games)
That's 36 total touchdowns in three seasons.
Dak Prescott threw for 37 touchdowns in 2021 alone.
They now have the same average annual salary for their contracts.
— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) March 8, 2023
That is the quarterback market now, though. I never want to hear another word about the Prescott deal. The market is about to explode.
Lamar Jackson, who is 1-3 in the playoffs, is about to get Deshaun Watson money, who has only one playoff win. Yet we laugh at the money Prescott is making.
Let me add that Jones is 21-31-1 in his career, making the same amount of money as Prescott, who is 42-27; give it a break, guys.
You have to pay this money for a player you need under center. It doesn’t matter who hikes the ball for Dallas; they will make this money. Good or bad!
Micah Parsons even knows that playing quarterback is just a payday waiting to happen.
Fuc# it I’m switching to Qb!
— Micah Parsons (@MicahhParsons11) March 8, 2023
Nonetheless, with Jones signing that contract, three out of the four quarterbacks in the NFC East are just about set. Jalen Hurts will get his money.
While Washington is still trying to figure out what they will do, they released Carson Wentz, who made nearly $30 million last year.
The Cowboys placed the franchise tag on Tony Pollard and will either cut Ezekiel Elliot as a post-June-1 or make him take a massive pay cut to help the team save money.
I still hope the team makes another move to get someone alongside CeeDee Lamb. Michael Gallup signed that contract extension last year after his injury but was disappointing in 2022.
So look, the Cowboys will get two free victories every season for at least the next four years. The Cowboys signed Prescott at a good time because now the market is through the roof.
This team clearly has enough to worry about on their own, but it was nice to see Jones sign a deal that is on the same level as Prescott. Simply because he owns the Giants and the NFC East, and has only lost to Jones one time.
I hope this team isn’t done making moves and they will do something else to improve this team outside of draft day.
A big off-season on the way for this team, and the quarterback is the least of their worries.