Dak Prescott embraces expectation of Super Bowl titles

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Dak Prescott won 13 games and offensive rookie of the year honors last season. The Cowboys quarterback doesn’t consider that a victory, though.

The Cowboys, despite having home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs, lost to the Packers in the divisional round. The franchise has not reached the NFC Championship Game since the 1995 season, when Prescott was only 2 years old.

“It wasn’t a win,” Prescott told Mike Florio on PFT Live on Wednesday. “To me, a season is only qualified as a win if you win that last game. That’s what the Patriots were. They were the one winners of this past season. For me, it was a good start. For the team, it was a good start with young guys coming in, but it’s not where we want to be. We want to be playing in that last game of the season. We know what it takes to get there, and that’s what we’ve done this offseason is work our tails off to try to put ourselves in that position.”

Tony Romo ended his 14-year career with most of the team’s all-time passing records, but the criticism that dogs him is his inability to get the Cowboys a Super Bowl title. Romo went 78-49 in the regular season but only 2-4 in the post season. A franchise with two Super Bowl-winning, Hall-of-Fame quarterbacks in Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman places great expectations on the shoulder of its signal caller.

Prescott embraces those expectations, seconding the notion that quarterbacks should be judged by titles.

“Winning games and winning those playoff games and winning championship games,” Prescott said. “. . . At the end of the day, you can break as many records as you want; you win a lot of games at the quarterback position, throw for a lot of yards. It honestly means nothing if you don’t have a championship, if you don’t bring home a championship. It’s tough. It’s nothing easy about that. It’s not easy to do that by any means, but at the end of the day, I feel like that’s what the quarterback is judged on is how many championships did he win and how many times did he give his team chances to win those big-time games.”

17 responses to “Dak Prescott embraces expectation of Super Bowl titles

  1. lucky year last year for prescott an elliot , teams didn’t know what to prepare for . this year i’ll put 50-1 odds they don’t even make the playoffs

  2. The greatest QBs in recent history are Montana, Manning, Brady, and Dak Prescott. Manning never had a great roster behind him, or he would have won 5-6 super bowls. Prescott is the real deal. Get used to seeing Dallas in the Super Bowl.

  3. “At the end of the day, you can break as many records as you want; you win a lot of games at the quarterback position, throw for a lot of yards. It honestly means nothing if you don’t have a championship…”

    It’s so hard to see anything with all this shade…

  4. tonebones says:
    Jun 28, 2017 7:53 PM
    The greatest QBs in recent history are Montana, Manning, Brady, and Dak Prescott. Manning never had a great roster behind him, or he would have won 5-6 super bowls. Prescott is the real deal. Get used to seeing Dallas in the Super Bowl.
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    Steady on there. Dak isn’t quite in the same company as those others yet! I’d be a little surprised if Dak doesn’t lead his team to at least one ring over the next few years – though I thought the same about Luck 5 years ago. And as for Manning – he had some good teams in Indy and only got that 2nd ring in Denver because the D won it for him – his SB rating was 56.6, and statistically he had the worst ever QB rated season (67.9) of any SB winning team (even Trent Dilfer was 76.6 in his SB year).

  5. Wow. Well Said by Dak. Championships are how QBs are assessed, it is the honest truth. Awards and records are great but it don’t mean a thing if you don’t got that ring(s). Dak gets it and this is why I’m so happy he will be leading my Cowboys for a very long time.

  6. If Dak wins a SB it will be because he is playing for a new team. The Cowboys will not win another SB as long as JJ owns the team

  7. It really is amazing that this guy lasts until the late 4th round to be drafted with the need for good QB’s in this league. As an Eagles fan I am really looking forward the the battles that will take place between Wentz and Prescott starting this year.

  8. I like Prescott’s attitude but I don’t like his team, their owner, or some of the clowns he has to play with. All pro football players should have Super Bowl aspirations but as a football observer, I don’t see the Cowboys repeating last year’s record. They’re going to have a tougher playoff road than their one-and-done last season.

  9. The suspense(shins)of what the cowboys are going to do year in and year out is very addictive.One year they are high and the next,my bad,they are still high.But with all the talent that they have joining their team later in the season it is very hard to (puff puff) pass on their chances.It would be very easy to just roll them up and blountly say they are like weed in a garden but that would be crossing a line that I’m not even going to attempt to sniff.I personally hope they get the shot(in the arm) that will get them high again.

  10. Dakota can embrace the Super Bowl all he wants but he is not a winner as he is currently trained – he is so prone to pass rushes and is one of the worst passers when rushes come; he masks his stench of incompetence by running the ball.

    The Giants exposed this fraud and he’ll be a loser this upcoming season because he isn’t that good unless teams just try to defend him with coverage – when rushed he’s nothing.

  11. How important are rings? If Marino had one he’d likely be the consensus greatest QB of all time. In his prime, Marino was deadly…til about December. His lack of hardware is why we have a three-way tie with Manning, Brady, and Montana.

    There are also a handful of other guys you can probably throw in that conversation.

    Aikman never had the stats because of the fact that Cowboys of the 90’s ran first and threw later. But look at Aikman in the post-season. The guy was lights out when it mattered most. That Super Bowl 29 victory was the greatest QB performance I’ve ever seen.

  12. Dakota can embrace the Super Bowl all he wants but he is not a winner as he is currently trained – he is so prone to pass rushes and is one of the worst passers when rushes come; he masks his stench of incompetence by running the ball.

    The Giants exposed this fraud and he’ll be a loser this upcoming season because he isn’t that good unless teams just try to defend him with coverage – when rushed he’s nothing
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    You know who also becomes a mere mortal when pass rushed? Every QB in the league.

  13. I like Prescott’s attitude but I don’t like his team, their owner, or some of the clowns he has to play with. All pro football players should have Super Bowl aspirations but as a football observer, I don’t see the Cowboys repeating last year’s record. They’re going to have a tougher playoff road than their one-and-done last season.
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    I’ve got some bad news for you there bud….

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