However, for anyone thinking that Dallas could look to acquire outside talent while Prescott heals, Executive Vice President, CEO and Director of Player Personnel Stephen Jones has a message for you.
During an interview on 105.3 The Fan Monday morning, Jones reiterated that the Cowboys have no plans to replace him.
“Absolutely not, absolutely not,” he emphatically declared when asked if last night's injury changed the team's feelings about him. “He's our future. He's special. If anyone can overcome anything it will be Dak. It's something our doctors feel like he'll overcome, and he'll come back better than ever.”
“To lose our leader, our captain, he's our heart. (It) just really kills you deep down for him. … We're still in shock,” Jones said. “Dak's such a warrior. He's been through a lot. He's always overcome it and this is going to be no exception. … It's a very difficult setback for him and for us. It's something we feel great about him totally overcoming and he'll come back ready to go next year.”
It certainly looks like that settles the debate on whether or not the Cowboys will look to make a trade to replace Prescott this year.
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Matt Patricia talks need for growth during bye week
The Detroit Lions are entering their bye week after having dropped their third of four games so far on their 2020 schedule, a 35-29 defeat at the hands of the New Orleans Saints at Ford Field this past Sunday. To make matters worse, they lost in historic fashion.
Head coach Matt Patricia, who has once again found himself in the crosshairs of the fan base, is looking at the break as an opportunity.
“The bye week every single year is a great week to really do a good self-scout, take a look at things that you’re doing well, things that you’re not doing well,” Patricia said. “Obviously, we have some tape now, so we can get some game tape that we have that we can put things on and evaluate it. Do we like some of things we’re seeing, or what do we need to change? Or sometimes it maybe a little bit less, sometimes we just have to narrow down the focus and just try to do some things really well instead of maybe too many things at one time. It’s a great week for us. It’s got to be a big growth week for us from that standpoint.”
Growth in the form of immediate and desperately needed improvement would certainly go a long way in alleviating the ever-growing criticisms of Patricia, some of which are now coming from former players.