Jones explains the Cowboys’ mentality of trading for Lance’s “young talent”. originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area
With veteran Dak Prescott under center entering the 2023 NFL season, how does Tre Lance work things out for the Dallas Cowboys?
So well, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones pointed out to the media in the aftermath Trade for the young midfielder from the 49ers.
“Well, it gives us an opportunity – at a level that we may not have entered before in the draft – to work and develop a young quarterback,” Jones said Friday.h/t DallasCowboys.com). “And you have to do it.”
Cowboys It is said graded lance As a second-round pick entering the 2021 NFL Draft, and on Friday, they sent a 2024 fourth-round pick to San Francisco against him over two years after their initial evaluation. Jones said that Dallas liked Lance’s athleticism and arm strength during the draft process, and the team was persistent in its efforts to trade him.
“We hit it off and didn’t even figuratively get them off the phone, because we wanted him to bring it here,” Jones said. “In no way should we be confused as we are not betting on our success with the Duck. We just need the Dallas Cowboys, where we can, to develop the best we can for future quarterbacks.”
Before the Cowboys’ preseason game against the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday, Jones told reporters he wasn’t considering any impact on Prescott before trading Lance. The 30-year-old will have a maximum of $59.4 million for the final year of his contract in 2024, with no-trade and no-mark clauses in his deal.
“It never occurred to me — period — about the impact here in relation to Duck,” Jones said Saturday.h/t talking pro soccer). “I know Duck wants to do anything we can do to improve this team. We are going to do that.” The facts are the decision to bring in the highest quality talent as possible, a young talent… We were trying to do what we did today… in nearly every draft.”
But although Jones didn’t consider the impact Lance’s trade would have on Prescott, he did consider how Prescott could help Lance, the former third overall pick of the 2021 draft.
“(Lance) gives us the opportunity to do what we always wanted to do. It would be ideal with the Duck to have a potential, developing young midfielder who could be in the room… with him,” Jones said Saturday. “It doesn’t give Trey what happened. Not only is he in San Francisco, but he’s (joining), in my opinion, one of the best quarterbacks there because Dak Prescott is in it. What Dak Prescott does best to me is how he takes what he does in the classroom and brings it to the practice field.
“So, it was really in our minds that he would come into this situation with Duck.”
It’s unclear how much more time Lance will spend playing in Dallas than he will get in San Francisco, but reps – both in training and at games – are what matter most at this point in the quarterback’s career. And with the Cowboys, it’s clear that Jones and the rest of the organization understand what they have in Lance and how they can help him succeed.
“We were so flattered by what we saw on tape that he’d done since he was in the NFL, and it was a decision we just made almost the moment we heard the name,” Jones said. “Let’s get it.”