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Dak Prescott gets more control of the Cowboys


Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott recently said the offense has just “scratched the surface.” That same sentiment apparently applies to Prescott’s ability to lead the team.

“Dak has earned that with what he did as a rookie,” tight end Jason Witten said Monday, via Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “He is the quarterback. That voice needs to be heard. He’s earned that. He has had a great offseason and how he has approached it. As he moves forward he will be more comfortable with that. . . .

“For all us, you try to empower him and help him and he’s done a great job. I can’t say enough great things about how he’s gone about it so far.”

Prescott, for his part, understands the situation.

It’s my first offseason,” Prescott said, via Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. “I get it, kind of running the show. In the locker room in the summer, working out with Jason Witten and Sean Lee, you’re going to naturally kind of let those guys have it. For them calling me out sometimes to the group, it’s been good. . . . I got to thank all the vets of kind of doing a good job of kind of giving me a little bit more to say and some things to do, it’s important.”

It’s definitely important. As former NFL and college coach Charlie Weis explained it last week on PFT Live, leadership is the most important factor that determines whether a quarterback succeeds at the professional level. Prescott has clear and obvious leadership skills — and the Cowboys have their next franchise quarterback through a process that was as seamless and painless as it could have been.

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41 Responses to “Dak Prescott gets more control of the Cowboys”
  1. tylawspick6 says: May 9, 2017 8:56 PM

    this kid is in for a rude awakening

  2. agentzero321 says: May 9, 2017 9:01 PM

    Painless? Tell Tony Tomo that

  3. kcchefs58 says: May 9, 2017 9:16 PM

    Not a fan or rival fan of the Cowboys, but they aren’t America’s team.

  4. moerawn says: May 9, 2017 9:16 PM

    I was hoping he had become GM.

  5. deuce2222 says: May 9, 2017 9:23 PM

    Kaepernick 2.0, without the knee strength.

  6. thesmartestmanever says: May 9, 2017 9:44 PM

    I wonder if he remembers being sacked by Johnathan Allen back in college?

  7. shaggytoodle says: May 9, 2017 9:45 PM

    This is part of developing a young QB. I have said many times, teams like Steelers, with Big Ben, and Seahawks with Wilson, have added more and more to a young QBs, skillset, you can do that when you have a good running offense, and it helps to have a great defense.

    The Vikings had Theodore coming off a great Rookie Season, and AP coming of the commissioners exempt list, they choose to stunt his growth and over focus on AP getting touches, and not prgoressTeddy which is why he got into a 2nd year slump, putting up similar numbers even though he played the full season.

    The Cowboys have a great chance continue growth to the offense and young team. They may miss the playoffs and be around .500% this season, but it will do them much better in the long run, especially with Eli being older, and Washington being afraid to commit to a franchise QB.

  8. dallashomer says: May 9, 2017 9:49 PM

    I believe in Dak. Maybe I’m wrong, but I believe he’s the real thing.

  9. dickshotdogs says: May 9, 2017 10:13 PM

    I really do like the guy, and I’m rooting for his success. Doesn’t it seem like maybe it’s been a little too easy for him in his first year? Don’t get me wrong, he deserves every bit of the credit and accolades he’s received. I just feel like the entire team was really good and they made him, not the other way around. Anyway, cheers Dak.

  10. arctantheta says: May 9, 2017 10:15 PM

    not a cowboys fan, but i like Prescottand wish him nothing but success. so much unecessary drama in the NFL these days, it’s nice to see a longshot have success and stay humble.

  11. cobrala2 says: May 9, 2017 10:16 PM

    Dak Prescott might be the only Dallas Cowboy I’ve ever respected.

    How many players have ever forced Jerrah to change direction?

  12. thrifty says: May 9, 2017 10:47 PM

    It’s all downhill from here.

  13. justbegbaby says: May 9, 2017 10:47 PM

    I hate the Cowboys, but in a perverse way, it is nice to have them relevant again. Zak seems to be a good kid. I wish him well!

  14. struckgold49er says: May 9, 2017 10:52 PM

    Dak, from the lines of the movie Tales from the Hood, “You’re about to be knee deep in the “

  15. okk245 says: May 9, 2017 11:05 PM

    Any successful QB assumes more responsibility in their 2nd season. It’s a natural progression. Yet, haters have no control. A sports writer makes note of this natural process and… Here we go again, Que the haters in 3…2…1…

  16. Southpaw says: May 9, 2017 11:08 PM

    It won’t sustain… gonna be mediocre, but will get hyped as elite because of the city he plays for

  17. youdrivemenutseagles says: May 9, 2017 11:55 PM


  18. twoteamsforlosangeles says: May 10, 2017 12:26 AM

    A prime example of why draft position is overrated.

  19. norsehorse88 says: May 10, 2017 12:45 AM

    Painless for everyone but Tony Romo.

  20. fakebookfreddy says: May 10, 2017 12:45 AM

    Sorry fanboys, only one dude controls the Cowboys. His name is JJ Jerrah!

  21. eljefedelmundo says: May 10, 2017 1:07 AM

    Has he changed his name to Zak Jones?

  22. mzew233 says: May 10, 2017 1:56 AM

    *Not a Cowboys fan*

    But just wanted to say.
    That’s it.
    Just wanted to let people know as these comment sections work

  23. mrba4775 says: May 10, 2017 3:02 AM

    Dak will be the next elite quarterback in Big D. With a defense that will get the Cowboys over the hump

  24. nazbsite says: May 10, 2017 7:08 AM

    Dak is gonna be fine lol everyone keeps saying “defenses study film over the offseason so dak is gonna choke” How do you think dak was so good last year he obviously studied film too so it’s not gonna make much of a difference except for the fact that dak has been working during the offseason to get better and will expose defenses with more ease next season.

  25. PFT is Lemmy's beach says: May 10, 2017 8:26 AM

    Seems like a nice kid. I wish him well. Hopefully he didn’t have his best year already.

    Now if the “feed me” clown could lose that silly spoon thingy and act like a “grown man” they have a good chance to play in Feb.

  26. winningisabrees says: May 10, 2017 9:07 AM

    #1 seed in playoffs. 1 and done. people seem to look past this.

  27. sportoficionado says: May 10, 2017 9:07 AM

    Dak and the rest of the Cowboys have been working out together this off season, even before the volunteer practices–just getting ready to whip some ass.

  28. eazeback says: May 10, 2017 9:15 AM

    wise beyond his years!

  29. xavier179 says: May 10, 2017 9:59 AM

    Kcchefs58, When your team can literally draw thousands in another city then come back and say something. If the Rams hadn’t folded your team would still be fighting for bragging rights in Missouri.

  30. mikespillane337 says: May 10, 2017 10:00 AM

    Whats the reason that these people say Dak is going to be bad?????Because they say so…bad reason.They say he Fell into a good situation and cannot elevate his team,can’t make players around him better.Did they even watch him play last year??Quit comparing him to kap..please it really makes those that do it look really dumb.

  31. micknangold says: May 10, 2017 10:05 AM

    Where do you get more “control” from those quotes?

  32. exhelodrvr says: May 10, 2017 10:18 AM

    Teams will make adjustments to him, which will provide openings. He will need to be able to take advantage of those openings – if he can, he will continue to succeed. That is where Kaepernick failed – I expect that Prescott will be much more successful. (I’m a 49ers fan, btw.)

  33. desertviking64 says: May 10, 2017 10:48 AM

    The teams have film on him and Jerry is going to regret letting Romo go.

  34. funshipm174 says: May 10, 2017 11:06 AM

    Prescott and Elliot both overrated. Back to earth this season.

  35. guyjuneguyjune says: May 10, 2017 11:32 AM

    What is Dak saying? “i’ll do what he says?” Nothing like dividing the locker room before the season starts.

  36. godeepwvu says: May 10, 2017 11:42 AM

    Dak is a product of Zeke and that OLine. He only goes as far as his stud RB carries him.

  37. dezertdawg says: May 10, 2017 11:51 AM

    I wish Prescott the best, what I know of him, he seems like a nice enough fellow. However, the build up from the press and the Cowboys reminds me of Colin Kaepernick. He’s had one season of decent play. Let’s see what he does as the rest of the NFL has a chance to disect his game before telling us he’s the next Brady.

  38. gpete1962 says: May 10, 2017 12:04 PM

    Dak’s first big mistake is thinking he’s in control, remember this!!!

    The Jones’s are the team, your just the eqipment

  39. mattbilleauthor says: May 10, 2017 12:49 PM

    Yes, opponents have a year of tape on him and will play a stronger schedule. And he’s gained a year of experience, knows the offense, and watched tape on opponents. That’s a wash.
    He’d have a harder time if opponents could focus on stopping his passing, but of course Zeke means they can’t. There’s no sign he will be a second-year head case like Kap or develop overcaution or jitters.
    Nothing is for sure, but I’d predict on balance he will be at least a little better this year than last year, and that’s pretty scary if you’re in the NFC East.

  40. harshedmellow says: May 12, 2017 2:17 AM

    Dak established that he has a high floor. His ceiling is what, Alex Smith? Russel Wilson? That’s not bad at all.

  41. jade429 says: May 12, 2017 7:12 AM

    If you look at the film he gets a little jumpy when he faces a full out blitz. Hopefully he can clear that up if not he’s in for a long season.

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