Jerry Jones Explains How the Cowboys Are ‘All In’ for 2024

The Cowboys have had regular-season success recently but haven't won it all. With several expiring contracts in 2025, Dallas is "all in," says Jerry Jones.

The Dallas Cowboys finished the 2023 NFL regular season as the second-best team in the NFC. However, they fell in shocking, upset fashion to the seventh-seed Green Bay Packers in the Wild Card Round of the postseason.

With tons of players expecting major contract extensions in the next year or so, the Cowboys’ championship window might be closing. Recently, owner Jerry Jones spoke about going “all in” in 2024.

Dallas Cowboys Going “All In” in 2024

The Cowboys’ NFC East title in 2023 marked the second time they’ve won it in the last three seasons. Additionally, they’ve gone 12-5 in each of the last three seasons. However, despite all of that, the team hasn’t won a Super Bowl since 1995 and has won just two playoff games in Dak Prescott’s career.

“Your definition of what is all in and mine might not be the same thing, but I’m trying to win the games this year with my decision. So I’m all in to this year,” Jones said. “I’ve drafted quarterbacks for the future, OK? I would be reluctant to do that this year.”

“That’s an example: Use our first pick for quarterback this year, for the future if you had an opportunity there. You are at 24 and the greatest thing since ice cream, he’s sitting there. I’d be reluctant to do that this year. That’s called all in this year,” Jones said.

In 2025, Dallas is set to have a plethora of stars hit the market. Those stars include Prescott, Brandin Cooks, Zack Martin, DeMarcus Lawrence, Micah Parsons, CeeDee Lamb, and more. Prescott, Martin, Parsons, and Lamb will all likely command top money, as they are some of the best at their respective positions.

For Prescott, they might need to sign him to an extension this offseason. He holds a $59.4 million cap hit in 2024 and his contract features a no-trade clause and a clause that allows him to not be franchise-tagged. This means that, essentially, Prescott has all the leverage in the situation.

One of the big changes for the Cowboys this year is on the defensive side of the ball. The Washington Commanders hired Dan Quinn, the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator, as their head coach. To fill the gap Quinn left, the Cowboys hired former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer as their new defensive coordinator.

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“He’s no bulls**t,” Jones said on Zimmer. “He’s straight talk. He’s not out of character doing that at all.

“Well, I don’t know … I think everybody needs some of that,” Jones said when asked if the team needs that from Zimmer.

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