It doesn’t appear to be it, however 30-year-old Dak Prescott is coming into his eighth season because the beginning quarterback for America’s Crew. Prescott has been fairly good since seizing the reins in Dallas and has a 61-36 report as a starter and has thrown 166 touchdowns in comparison with simply 65 interceptions in his seven seasons. Nonetheless, 15 of these interceptions got here final 12 months when Prescott led the NFL in picks regardless of lacking 5 video games for the Cowboys.
Heading into this season, Prescott has assured he’ll minimize down on the interceptions with out decreasing his aggressiveness degree. Talking with USA Right now, Prescott, who’s simply 2-4 in 4 journeys to the postseason, additionally indicated he’s accepting of the stress that comes with being the quarterback for the Cowboys and is utilizing the criticism that has been coming his means as motivation to succeed.
“I’ve by no means allowed any individuals’s opinions, or expectations, to dictate who I’m. I consider I’ve the very best expectations for myself than anybody does,” he stated. “That holds me to a excessive customary. Clearly, me coming from a 12 months final 12 months, main the league in interceptions and never performing the way in which I wished…I’ve at all times been a fighter. I’ve obtained a chip on my shoulder and had it earlier than. I by no means need something simple, by no means need anyone to offer me the shortcut to it. I’m embracing every little thing that’s coming my means — negativity, criticism, no matter it might be. I’m getting higher.”
There’s no scarcity of negativity heading Prescott’s means, together with from his personal crew as a viral video from Cowboys coaching camp clearly reveals. Within the clip, Dallas defensive again Trevon Diggs informed Prescott to “shut his bitch-ass up” as the 2 got here collectively close to the sidelines. Diggs, who simply inked a five-year extension that assured him $33.3 million at signing, is without doubt one of the few gamers on the roster who may get away with speaking trash to Prescott as he’s beneath contract with the Cowboys for an extended interval than Prescott is.
If Prescott struggles once more this season and the Cowboys, who’re a top-six Tremendous Bowl favourite behind solely the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Payments, San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals, fall in need of expectations, massive adjustments could possibly be coming in Huge D.
“If he [Prescott] has a greater 12 months, then we’re going to be higher than these groups we’re speaking about,” Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones informed USA Right now. Will probably be attention-grabbing to see what Jones has to say if Prescott’s 12 months is worse.
Prescott has to pay attention to the place he’s in, however, to his credit score, he doesn’t appear to be exhibiting it. “I’ve been by means of rather a lot, however going into my eighth 12 months, I haven’t gotten what I need to get out of this league. That’s what pushes me day-after-day after I get up. On the finish of the day, after we win this factor, it’s solely going to make it that a lot sweeter.”
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