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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.

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  1. jasons81 says: Jul 13, 2017 6:16 AM

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

  2. pigbenis69 says: Jul 13, 2017 6:26 AM

    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. thetroofishere says: Jul 13, 2017 6:29 AM

    Haters will say it’s photoshopped

  4. bobleblah says: Jul 13, 2017 6:48 AM

    He must be getting PR advice from Vince Young.

  5. dickshotdogs says: Jul 13, 2017 7:03 AM

    Okay.

  6. whatjusthapped says: Jul 13, 2017 7:06 AM

    Notice he said nothing about winning a NFL playoff game.

    A Tony Romo, V2.0

  7. charliecharger says: Jul 13, 2017 7:08 AM

    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……

  8. The Truth says: Jul 13, 2017 7:08 AM

    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

  9. learysdisciples says: Jul 13, 2017 7:18 AM

    Famous last words.

  10. nhpats says: Jul 13, 2017 7:21 AM

    Yeah….”Win the East” and then go one-and-done in the playoffs again

  11. cookerduff123 says: Jul 13, 2017 7:26 AM

    Just like they always have over the last 20 years. And by always, I mean they are 5 of 20.

  12. TheodoreBabyHandsBustAqua says: Jul 13, 2017 7:27 AM

    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….

  13. screwmemean says: Jul 13, 2017 7:36 AM

    Wow.

  14. djstat says: Jul 13, 2017 7:37 AM

    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.

  15. flankerright says: Jul 13, 2017 7:44 AM

    Calm down bro, everyone knows that second year quarterbacks struggle…

  16. eaglesw00t says: Jul 13, 2017 7:47 AM

    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.

  17. patriots123456 says: Jul 13, 2017 7:52 AM

    Bring back Romo, at least he didn’t shoot his mouth off.

  18. groleo45 says: Jul 13, 2017 7:53 AM

    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”

  19. theharshestreality says: Jul 13, 2017 7:58 AM

    Cue the haters, but, what did everyone expect him to say – “We’re the Cowboys, the Giants will win the East?”

  20. 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.

  21. stucats says: Jul 13, 2017 8:03 AM

    I LOVE THE CONFIDENCE THAT DAK SHOWS.

    NO GO OUT AND PROVE IT BROTHER!

  22. kcchefs58 says: Jul 13, 2017 8:04 AM

    Template: We’re the Cowboys. We’re gonna (insert hilarity).

    Hop to it, folks.

  23. stucats says: Jul 13, 2017 8:04 AM

    I LOVE THE CONFIDENCE THAT DAK SHOWS.

    NOW GO OUT AND PROVE IT (CORRECTION FROM PREVIOUS POST…LOL!)

  24. anonymousnevermindfishdeath says: Jul 13, 2017 8:10 AM

    Nice comedy piece, Dak!

  25. yankeemofo says: Jul 13, 2017 8:20 AM

    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.

  26. seabrawk12 says: Jul 13, 2017 8:26 AM

    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.

  27. laxman1944 says: Jul 13, 2017 8:27 AM

    Not gonna happen The Patriots will win the NFC East.

  28. bmorepositive123 says: Jul 13, 2017 8:30 AM

    I hate the cowgirls but I respect Dak. Winners mentality and you always want that on your side.

  29. 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?

  30. trabbit55 says: Jul 13, 2017 8:31 AM

    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.

  31. simplec72 says: Jul 13, 2017 8:35 AM

    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.

  32. jman967 says: Jul 13, 2017 8:37 AM

    The arrogance is strong in this one.

  33. fujoeboo says: Jul 13, 2017 8:41 AM

    He forgot to add:

    “… and go home early in the playoffs.”

  34. vikingf0rlife says: Jul 13, 2017 8:44 AM

    You’re the Cowboys and you’re going to be 8-8.

    Fluke squad with a great O-Line and nothing more.

  35. najacoo22 says: Jul 13, 2017 8:45 AM

    I think America would love to see a Sophmore slump.

  36. chaseutley says: Jul 13, 2017 8:45 AM

    No, you’re not.

  37. jwf239 says: Jul 13, 2017 8:54 AM

    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.

  38. dirtydrynn27 says: Jul 13, 2017 8:58 AM

    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!!!!

  39. jonathankrobinson424 says: Jul 13, 2017 9:01 AM

    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.

  40. dejadoh says: Jul 13, 2017 9:03 AM

    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?

  41. hashfest says: Jul 13, 2017 9:14 AM

    You’re the Cowboys?

    So what!

  42. gpete1962 says: Jul 13, 2017 9:21 AM

    Someone give him some POM POM’s please!!!

    He’ll make a HOF cheerleader

  43. akemp3000 says: Jul 13, 2017 9:21 AM

    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.

  44. eg2crx says: Jul 13, 2017 9:54 AM

    Isn’t that what he’s supposed to say?

    -Redskins fan

  45. clemenza58 says: Jul 13, 2017 9:58 AM

    More like: “We’re the Cowboys. We don’t win in the post season.”

  46. 3beeps says: Jul 13, 2017 10:14 AM

    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.

  47. bencoates57 says: Jul 13, 2017 10:35 AM

    America’s Team in a country awed by firecrackers. Ooh. Aah. They have a star on theur helmet.

  48. metalup666 says: Jul 13, 2017 11:02 AM

    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.

  49. chargerdillon says: Jul 13, 2017 11:06 AM

    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

  50. vikingsdefineaverage says: Jul 13, 2017 11:11 AM

    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

  51. buzzlightner says: Jul 13, 2017 11:14 AM

    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

  52. sportoficionado says: Jul 13, 2017 11:18 AM

    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.

  53. bigbluefan1 says: Jul 13, 2017 11:33 AM

    Drug test this fool

  54. usedjock says: Jul 13, 2017 11:43 AM

    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.

  55. Cleanosaur says: Jul 13, 2017 12:39 PM

    You can tell Dak is average.

  56. tonebones says: Jul 13, 2017 12:49 PM

    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.

  57. jag1959 says: Jul 13, 2017 12:56 PM

    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)

  58. srvmustang says: Jul 13, 2017 12:57 PM

    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.

  59. humpofdc says: Jul 13, 2017 1:06 PM

    0-1 in the playoffs so far….and counting! Seen this movie before.

  60. boysroll says: Jul 13, 2017 1:34 PM

    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

  61. kingfoles says: Jul 13, 2017 1:59 PM

    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.

  62. silvernblacksabbath says: Jul 13, 2017 2:05 PM

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

  63. nwsuccess says: Jul 13, 2017 2:06 PM

    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.

  64. jonwill57 says: Jul 13, 2017 2:43 PM

    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.

  65. ftomasic1961 says: Jul 13, 2017 3:03 PM

    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.
    ————————

    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…

  66. ftomasic1961 says: Jul 13, 2017 3:03 PM

    meant to say 4-time loser with jim kelly….

  67. sbc2556 says: Jul 13, 2017 3:07 PM

    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.

  68. bbk1000 says: Jul 13, 2017 4:20 PM

    We’re the Cowboys, we’re one and done……

    It’s tough not to like this kid though…

  69. alternative23 says: Jul 13, 2017 4:29 PM

    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.

  70. srvmustang says: Jul 14, 2017 9:14 AM

    ftomasic1961 says:
    Jul 13, 2017 3:03 PM
    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.
    ————————

    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.

  71. thegenghiskahn88 says: Jul 14, 2017 11:03 AM

    What was he supposed to say? No? Lmao

    They asked him a question and he answered. Eli, Wentz, and Carson would’ve gave similar answers

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