Philadelphia Eagles fans had a lot of time on their hands last week.
Sitting around with too much time on your hands will result in the imagination wandering. Think about all of the things that you thought about while struggling through a week with no Philadelphia Eagles football to watch.
NFL conspiracy theories aren’t just limited to bye weeks or the teams you cheer for though. If you’re a Birds fan, you’ve probably tossed around thoughts about whether or not Trevor Lawrence has a realistic shot at landing in the NFC East or Dak Prescott will still be the Dallas Cowboys quarterback in 2020.
The answer to that first question has yet to be answered. The answer to the second is a little more clear. Please accept our apologies Garrett Gilbert. It looks like you’re in the category of being a temporary fix.
The Philadelphia Eagles have to deal with Dak Prescott for a little while longer.
In eight career games versus the Philadelphia Eagles, Dak Prescott is 5-3. There has always been some debate about whether or not his presence allows Philly to establish long-term dominance over their rivals from Texas, but here’s something that we should be able to agree on after watching the 2020 season.
The Dallas Cowboys, even though they’ve been agonizing over whether or not to reward him with a long-term deal, are a much better team with him on the field than they are without him. You do realize that had Dak played in Week 8, the Cowboys would have beaten the Eagles, right?
Apparently, things are starting to sink in with the evil empire, better known as the Jones family. Recently, Cowboys COO Stephen Jones spoke with the media, stating ‘Dak’s our quarterback. We’re so fired up about him… him leading us in the future’.
Here’s a quote. This one comes courtesy of Cowboys staff writer David Helman and Dallas’ official team site.
"Yes, he’s been able to avoid any setbacks. If anything, he’s ahead of schedule, which shouldn’t be surprising (with) the way he goes after any challenge. It’s full speed ahead with Dak and he’s done a great job at this point."
Jones went on to say that every conversation with Prescott has been about his recovery, not his contract. Might they franchise him again? It’s hard to imagine that they’d go ahead and give him a long-term deal following a major lower-body injury, right?
With that being said, it may be a while before we’re discussing a massive deal or what it will look like, but here’s something else that we can say with certainty. Philly will have at least two more cracks at this guy. That will have to wait until next season though.