The Facts: New HC Mike McCarthy said Wednesday from the NFL Scouting Combine he views Prescott as the team's franchise signal-caller and isn't concerned that a long-term deal will get done. "It's exactly where we want to be with Dak," McCarthy said. "What he's done to this point speaks to itself. Really, Dak is in a business situation right now -- I've gone through this as a coach with a number of my players in the past. I think like anything, it's just time to be patient and let the business people work out the business matter. And that's really where we are as an organization. And that's where Dak is in his personal fight to get a contract done."
Diehards Line: The potential of the QB missing the beginning of installs isn't something McCarthy is worried about yet. "The hypotheticals, really it's not really anything I've spent much time thinking about," he said. Despite throwing for nearly 5,000 yards and tossing 30 touchdowns to 11 interceptions in 2019, there is a perception among some Cowboys fans that paying Prescott the going rate for a QB of his caliber would be a mistake. McCarthy, having seen Prescott in person in the playoffs, believes the 26-year-old signal-caller can get the Cowboys over the hump finally. "In my philosophy," McCarthy explained, "as we get with the personnel department, as we go through that, defenses get you to the championship, and quarterback's win championships. And I definitively feel Dak is that quarterback." Now the Cowboys must find common ground to pay Prescott to a level consummate with that championship capability.