Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says the team trading for Trey Lance changes absolutely nothing in Dak Prescott's future with the Cowboys. This weekend, the Cowboys made a surprise trade for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Lance.
In 2021, Lance was the third-overall pick but he didn't live up to the expectations during his time in San Francisco. Now, Lance gets a fresh start in Dallas, where he is quarterback No 3 on the depth chart behind Prescott and Cooper Rush.
Since some think the 2023 season might be Prescott's last chance to prove he can lead the Cowboys to a Super Bowl win, that also led to some believing the trade for Lance was a tactical move by Cowboys owner Jones.
Cowboys owner Jones: The Lance trade is not about Prescott
“Didn’t cross my mind — period — about an impact here regarding Dak.
I know that Dak wants to do anything we can do to improve this team. We’re going to do it. The facts are the decision to bring in as high a quality of talent as we could and that’s a young talent . . . we’ve been trying to do what we did today .
. . almost every draft. He gives us an opportunity to do what we would always like to be doing. It would be ideal with Dak to have a young, prospective, developing quarterback that could just be in the room . . . with him. This gives Trey not only what he got in San Francisco, but he [joins], in my mind, one of the finest quarterback rooms there is because Dak Prescott is in it.
Dak Prescott’s finest quality to me is how he takes what he does in the classroom and takes it to the practice field. So, this really was in our mind very much that he was going to be coming into this situation with Dak.
We didn’t waste any time. The minute that we knew that they were serious about trading him, then we didn’t want the phone to hang up. We felt good about him, about the evaluation we had before the draft. We felt good about what we’ve seen on tape that he’s done since he’s been in the NFL, and it was one that we just made the decision almost the minute we heard the name.
Let’s get him," Jones said, via Pro Football Talk.