Dak Prescott: “We’re the Cowboys, we’re gonna win the NFC East”

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Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is feeling confident heading into his second season.

Prescott was asked on the red carpet before last night’s ESPY awards about the upcoming season, and he said he has no doubt that Dallas will repeat as the winner of the division.

“We’re the Cowboys. We’re gonna win the NFC East,” Prescott said.

That’s not too bold a prediction, as the Las Vegas sports books all have the Cowboys as the favorites to win the NFC East heading into 2017. After winning the division last year, there’s every reason for Prescott to be confident in winning it this year as well.

Prescott was chosen as the “Best Breakthrough Athlete” at the ESPYs.

71 responses to “Dak Prescott: “We’re the Cowboys, we’re gonna win the NFC East”

  1. He didn’t set the bar too high… even Dak knows the Cowboys can’t win in the postseason

  2. Ohhh I LOVE it! I can.not.wait. for this guy to go the way of Nick Foles & RG3. All the bandwagon Cowboy fans will disappear like Marty McFly’s siblings in a polaroid picture. I (insert Bart Scott) CAN’T WAIT for twitter when Dak is benched.

  3. We all saw Dak Prescott last year. Most of us were shocked. He went in the 4th round, so he obviously didn’t get high grades from too many scouts. All year long we kept hearing how he was going to fail. That it wasn’t going to last. But instead, he kept getting better. It’s like when Brady first came on the scene, or Kurt Warner with the Rams. Nobody was expecting it, so we thought it would end. We’re still waiting……

  4. His team gagged away the best chance dallas had to win a super bowl in 21 years and his horrendous 1st half play was a big reason for it. He has way too much mouth. Comes off as a con man, last year skated on dui this year the autograph crap stay tuned

  5. I thought Dak Prescott was too good to be true last year with his great play and his perceived modest leadership and attitude. Lately though, I’m quite certain who the real Dak Prescott is and I’m also certain that the Cowboys will NOT win the East because of stupid comments like this. Cowboys fans, Dak and Zeke both have a lot of growing up to do….

  6. Would not ount out the Giants Dak. Why is it this kid is viewed as the next coming of Tom Brady yet he had a SICK O-Line in front of him and Elliott.

  7. It most likely. The Giants have a chance with their FA signings, but with the way Dak and Elliot played, theyre 2-3 games ahead of every other team.

  8. That’s funny, for pretty much this guy’s entire life it would’ve been more accurate to say “We’re the Cowboys, we’re ’bout to go 8-8”

  9. They’re going to win the Super Bowl this season, as long as the refs finally allow it in the playoffs.

  10. Lol @ the ESPYs. It’s a shame that when we think of Jimmy V’s amazing speech, it’s associated with this dumpster of a broadcaster.

  11. This is going to be one of the more competitive divisions. Dallas is definitely the favorite but I wouldn’t sleep on NY. The Giants now arguably have the best receiving corp in the NFL (OBJ, Marshall, Shepard, Engram) and also the best defense in the division. Week one SNF should be a good one.

  12. Yep. And when you do win your next Super Bowl — whether that’s 2017 or 2217 — you can win the most boring game imaginable — and you can win it playing a sloppy game — you will clean up at the ESPYs because you’re the Cowboys. You will win Best Male Athlete. You will win Best Championship Performance. You wil win Best Game, Best Team, and some play you werr involved in will win Best Play. But the Patriots will get nearly shut out desoite winning their 5th Super Bowl in the mist exciting and recird breaking fashion. Setiouslt, how dud Edelman’s catch lose out to Rodgers pass to Nelson? What’s wrong with you people?

  13. How many times over the past year have we heard:
    “Dak is so humble.” or “He does his talking on the field.”
    What a shocker- one year in Dallas, and he’s begun smelling himself. He’s turning into Deion or Irvin or Dez.
    He needs a dose of humility, he had the easiest job of any starting QB in the league last year- Great O Line, good receivers, beast of a running back, good O-Coordinator.
    He had an easy ride. Let’s see how great he thinks he is when teams have a year of game film on him.

  14. A first round bye and then home field advantage and you still lost. Good luck having that going for you this year as well. You’re secondary is going to get lit up.

  15. How about just play the games and let that do your talking?

    Not to say this guy is Vince Young, but I remember him doing a whole lot of talking after he won RotY and we all know how that went.

  16. 2 things here 1st-Zeke and Dak are good atheletes buttheir heads have gotten extremely large!!!!

    2nd-you gotta get past the 1st round before anybody takes you serious!!!!

  17. Dak….do it 2 years back to back and I’ll believe it. All the NFL teamd now have tape on you so it won’t be so easy this year. My predication? Cowboys come in 3rd in the EAST. 1st) Eagles 2nd) Giants 3rd) Cowboys 4th) Redskins.

  18. Typical meathead sports answer. A bold proclamation from Dak: There are only 4 positions Dallas can finish in the Eastern Division. He’s not even projecting NFC Champions?
    And if they end up in 3rd place?

  19. If you do, you’re defense will then get shredded by Matt Ryan, Julio and company. You need to party quickly after your division win.

  20. I woke up this morning never expecting to see Dakota Prescott and Tom Brady in the same sentence — imagine my surprise.

    He’s got one thing in common with Tom…..neither one can beat the Giants.

  21. It is hilarious that everybody is saying “all teams have a year on tape of Dak”, so that means that they will know how to stop anything he throws at them. Last I checked, he played all pre-season and all regular season last year. Teams had plenty of time and film to put up a defense against Dak. He played well in a lot of games, but not that great in some. Remember Dak has a year under his belt as well, to learn to read defensive schemes better.

  22. Your buddies keep getting arrested and they’re going to have to change the name from the Cowboys to the Outlaws.

    Gonna be hard to win divisions while suspended

  23. Its a shame to see confidence and leadership make people so upset.

    Most of you just dont understand what he’s already proven on the field. After drafting Ryan Switzer Dak will be getting the ball around midfield half the time too

  24. As an eagles fan I agree.. The cowboys will win the nfc east this year..Also as an eagles fan I know the “Were the cowboys” part says that wont get ya anywhere in the playoffs

  25. When you work hard and have success, confidence is gained–Dak has gained additional confidence and a Qb with confidence and weapons on his team is a scary opponent. Go back in history and you will find this to be true for all good to great Qbs who have won in this league.

  26. How about you save your talk for the field before you predict anything. And how about that Cowboys D? if I was a Giants I would be smiling about that thought.

    The Dallas Cowboys the worlds most over rated sports team since 1995.

  27. When you’re the best player in the NFL, you’re not afraid to say what you think. Dak obviously feels like nobody can stop him. I’ve seen him play. I’m a believer. He basically did what he did last year with zero experience. NFL history shows us that QBs generally make huge strides from year one to year two. Right now, if I were starting a team from scratch and could choose anybody in the NFL, Dak Prescott would be my number one pick.

  28. abninf says:
    Jul 13, 2017 8:01 AM
    They’re going to win the Super Bowl this season, as long as the refs finally allow it in the playoffs.
    ____________________

    Poor cowgirls fans, 20+ years of the refs jobbing them. (yawn)

  29. I woke up this morning never expecting to see Dakota Prescott and Tom Brady in the same sentence — imagine my surprise.

    He’s got one thing in common with Tom…..neither one can beat the Giants.

    ////////

    Brady-led teams are actually 3-3 against the Giants. But congrats to the Giants on their two SB wins, though they had more to do with a helmet catch and a Welker drop than Brady’s performance.

  30. 5 SB folks…haters going to hate but we are stacked and I expect 3 SB’s in the next 5 years…..

    HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!!!!!

    COWBOYS
    AINTS
    BEAGLES
    4SKINS

  31. Real easy to be all confident when you are drafted into the best situation possible. He still deserves some credit, but geeze, what else could you possibly ask for? Shut up and be grateful.

  32. Dallas will be taking a step back this year.. Giants will win division.. Dallas 10-6 Wildcard.

  33. bencoates57 says:
    Jul 13, 2017 8:31 AM

    Yep. And when you do win your next Super Bowl — whether that’s 2017 or 2217 — you can win the most boring game imaginable — and you can win it playing a sloppy game — you will clean up at the ESPYs because you’re the Cowboys. You will win Best Male Athlete. You will win Best Championship Performance. You wil win Best Game, Best Team, and some play you werr involved in will win Best Play. But the Patriots will get nearly shut out desoite winning their 5th Super Bowl in the mist exciting and recird breaking fashion. Setiouslt, how dud Edelman’s catch lose out to Rodgers pass to Nelson? What’s wrong with you people?
    _________________________________________
    Dude, bro,

    Please, for the love of god, stop making everything about the Patriots. Nobody is denying the Patriots are a force to be reckoned with, but for some reason, you still feel like you need more recognition. You are why people laugh at that fan base. Not at the team, but at YOU.

    I regards to the article: Yes. The cowboys will most likely win the division and will be good again. How could they not? But, as someone else already said, the Giants are a different team every year and you never know what you’re going to get.

  34. In the words of Dr. J….”mail in the stats”. That didn’t turnout so well for Doc and the Sixers either. I suspect it won’t go well for Dallas either. Each new week brings about another suspension and another accusation about something.

  35. He’s got one thing in common with Tom…..neither one can beat the Giants.

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    Brady-led teams are actually 3-3 against the Giants. But congrats to the Giants on their two SB wins, though they had more to do with a helmet catch and a Welker drop than Brady’s performance.
    ————————

    really? how many points did two yard tommie put up against the giants during their 18 and done humiliation?

    how many in the next sb giants humilation?
    ——————————-

    if not for vinateri and spygate, we dont hear a word about two yard tommie

    if not for two of the worst offensive play calls in SB history, two yard tommie is a three time loser…

  36. I know what I saw with my eyes when Prescott was in college. He’s not the next coming of Tom Brady, even if every Cowboy’s fan think’s he is. That O-Line and Running game defines him just like it did with Joe Thiesman played for the Redskins over 30 years ago. Prescott was erratic and inaccurate in college and now that NFL defenses have had a year to figure him out and a couple of pieces have left the Cowboy’s O-line COMBINED with the fact that half their defense appears to be suspended, we’re going to see what he really is. I think he’ll be a fine manager of the game but he’s not a shadow of what Cowboy’s fans and bandwagon hanger’s on think he is.

  37. Cowboys had such a weak schedule last year that my grandma could have whipped most of those teams. The cowboys were beat twice by one of the most pitiful offenses (the Giants, who swept them) in the league.
    This year, the cowboys have one of the most brutal schedules in the NFL, which means tougher, hard hitting opponents, which will result in major injuries for the cowboys and less rest. They were hardly injured last year because of the soft, weak schedule they had. They’re in for a rude awakening in 2017.

  38. ftomasic1961 says:
    Jul 13, 2017 3:03 PM
    He’s got one thing in common with Tom…..neither one can beat the Giants.

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    Brady-led teams are actually 3-3 against the Giants. But congrats to the Giants on their two SB wins, though they had more to do with a helmet catch and a Welker drop than Brady’s performance.
    ————————

    really? how many points did two yard tommie put up against the giants during their 18 and done humiliation?

    how many in the next sb giants humilation?
    ——————————-

    if not for vinateri and spygate, we dont hear a word about two yard tommie

    if not for two of the worst offensive play calls in SB history, two yard tommie is a three time loser…

    ////////

    Your tears of envy are my nourishment. Five SB titles. First in every meaningful playoff stat.
    Brady>your quarterback, times 8.

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