Dak Prescott works with Tom Shaw in readying for season

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While his teammates were vacationing, Dak Prescott was hard at work in Orlando. He has spent his off time training with renowned athletic performance trainer Tom Shaw at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

The quarterback finished up his extra work with Shaw on Thursday and headed home as the Cowboys report for physicals Friday.

“He is serious about improving all aspects of his game – and I mean all of it,” Shaw said, via Walt Disney World Sports Public Relations. “He works on the non-football stuff – the conditioning, the core strength work, the weight room strength work, and he attacks the on-field work that’s necessary to become a great player in the NFL. This guy is a worker.”

Prescott began working with Shaw, a former strength and conditioning coach for the Patriots and Saints, before the 2016 draft. The Cowboys made Prescott a fourth-round draft pick, and he won offensive rookie of the year honors after posting a 13-3 record.

“I think he’s the best,” Prescott said of Shaw. “He’s my guy. He tells you exactly what you need to hear instead of what you want to hear. He is honest with all the guys which I greatly appreciate. I came here to Disney to train because I wanted to be in the best possible condition when I go back to my team. I wanted to get that good sweat in down here in Florida to make sure that from a conditioning standpoint, I’m ready to go when my team heads to training camp in California.”

Prescott didn’t show many weaknesses last season after passing for 23 touchdowns and four interceptions, but according to him, he has some. So this offseason, as defensive coordinators worked to take way Prescott’s strengths, Prescott worked to improve his weaknesses.

“Coach Shaw talks to us all the time about turning your weaknesses into strengths, so that’s what I’ve been focusing on during the majority of the spring,” Prescott said. “As an NFL quarterback, there is always some aspect of your game — accuracy, footwork, strength — something you can always work on to improve, so that’s been my focus.”

Shaw raved about Prescott’s work ethic, believing that is what will separate the former Mississippi State star in the NFL.

“This guy has a chance to be an elite quarterback in the NFL,” Shaw said. “The game is important to him. He wants to improve, and he works at it. That’s the way you improve in the NFL: You have to work at it, and that’s what Dak does.”

16 responses to “Dak Prescott works with Tom Shaw in readying for season

  1. I am a Packers fan and this kid has impressed me. He’s cool, accurate, has a good arm and is elusive and big enough to break tackles. A couple years and he will be better than Dainty Fumblepper ever was.

    Give him

  2. None of this will help the Danish Ham, DAK.

    He needs to be able to handle a pass rush and to beat it with the pass, not running from it like a chick.

    Dallas Rump Riders will not have a winning record because DAK is a fraud.

  3. We like to be right all the time, but many people were wrong on Dak Prescott. One thing is for sure; if last’s year’s draft were held today. Dak would be the number one pick. That’s a hard pill to swallow for the people who couldn’t see it when he was in college. Go back and check out the film now. Now his college tape looks like he should be the number one pick. It’s funny, but the tape didn’t change. The guy had no weakness. He did the same exact thing in college as he did in the pro’s. Tom Shaw is a QB tutor. Is their a QB scouting tutor? That guy would be worth his weight in gold.

  4. laserw says:

    None of this will help the Danish Ham, DAK.

    He needs to be able to handle a pass rush and to beat it with the pass, not running from it like a chick.
    =================================

    It’s clear many of you never watched him play and stereotype him as a running quarterback because he’s black. The guys a pocket passer, and he hangs in the pocket with no happy feet like a 10 year veteran.

    He had 57 rushing attempts. Tyrod Taylor had freaking 95. Kaepernick had 69 in only 11 games before he was benched. Rogers, Newton, Luck, Bortles, Mariota, all had more rushing attempts than Dak

  5. That work ethic is why Dak Prescott will be a starting quarterback in the league for a long time. At the NFL level, everybody’s got some talent. The players we hear about most usually have a lot of it. The wise ones don’t squander it. They just keep working and improving. Dak’s one of those. The only downside is that I’m not a Dallas Cowboys fan, but that’s only a minor quibble. He still makes the game more enjoyable for those of us watching from the couch.

  6. laserw says:
    Jul 20, 2017 7:37 PM
    None of this will help the Danish Ham, DAK.

    He needs to be able to handle a pass rush and to beat it with the pass, not running from it like a chick.
    —————
    Top 5 NFL passer rating against the blitz……

  7. He stands tall in the pocket and has really great footwork. Nice arm. I’m not a Dallas fan, but this guy looks like the real deal. Doesn’t hurt to be working behind a great O-line AND have an explosive running game.

  8. That kid has it together and will be DANGEROUS with that kind of attitude. Much like my Raiders did with Carr, BOTH our teams hit the jackpot with their QB picks. Anyone knocking this kid because of a ‘system’ obviously wasn’t paying attention, the kid made every throw like a boss. Looks to me like Dak and Derek could be on a collision course destined to meet for a Lombardi at some point in the near future. I’ll take my guy all day, but I got nothing but respect for yours, he handles himself with dignity and class just like Carr, and they are BOTH out to prove EVERYONE WRONG!! Hate no team worse than the cowgirls, but give them their respect for NAILING IT with Dak. Gonna be a FUN DECADE AHEAD. Admit it NFL fans, what could POSSIBLY be better than a Raiders Cowboys Super Bowl? Answer…exactly NOTHING. Good luck to Dak.

  9. “He needs to be able to handle a pass rush and to beat it with the pass, not running from it like a chick.”

    Ummm, he went through all of his check-downs before attempting to run. He doesn’t have happy feet. Don’t know what team you were watching, but Dak plays for the team with the star of their helmet. Just to clear up any confusion.

  10. laserw says:
    Jul 20, 2017 7:37 PM

    None of this will help the Danish Ham, DAK.

    He needs to be able to handle a pass rush and to beat it with the pass, not running from it like a chick.
    ……………………………………………………………………….

    Of all the QBs in the league last season to throw 60 completions or more, only Matt Ryan(117.1) and Tom Brady(112.2) had a higher QB rating than Prescott(104.9). So there goes your theory.

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