Dak Prescott almost perfect in two series

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Dak Prescott played only two series, but he was so good the Cowboys didn’t need to see anymore.

The second-year quarterback completed 7-of-8 passes for 106 yards and a touchdown. Although he wasn’t perfect — his one incompletion was intended for Cole Beasley — Prescott finished with a perfect passer rating (158.3).

It was Prescott’s first action since the divisional-round playoff loss to the Packers ended his rookie season.

“It felt great,” Prescott said in halftime quotes distributed by the team. “I was ready to play a lot more than I did. I think what we’re getting at is getting the routes locked in ready to go. It was good to get back out there.”

Prescott spent the offseason working on throwing a better deep ball after completing only 38 passes that traveled over 20 yards through the air last season. He showed the progress with a 32-yard, back-shoulder throw to Dez Bryant for a touchdown, completing a six-play, 95-yard drive to start the night for the Cowboys.

Bryant finished with two catches for 55 yards as he tries to regain his 2014 All-Pro form after two injury-plagued seasons.

“I don’t know if I can honestly put it into words just how much better of a player he is, and we were just talking about how good his body feels,” Prescott said. “He’s just a much better player right now than what he was last year at this time. Our chemistry is growing, so it’s fun.”

On the Cowboys’ second series, Prescott drove them from the Colts 17 to the Dallas 15 before a Darren McFadden fumble.

Prescott said he is a better quarterback now than he was a year ago when he won offensive rookie of the year honors and threw 23 touchdowns and only four interceptions.

“A lot more confidence; a lot more knowledge in what I’m doing,” Prescott said. “I’m just going out there and trying to give all these guys on offense a chance with the ball.”

13 responses to “Dak Prescott almost perfect in two series

  1. abninf says:
    Oh, but “teams got tape on him now”.


    For the record, I’m never been one who said or believed that with regard to Dak Prescott. While I’m no Dallas fan, I think the kid is going to be pretty special, regardless of whether teams now have him on tape.
    That said, it’s a preseason game. Any halfway knowledgeable fan knows teams use vanilla schemes and make no effort whatsoever to plan for opponents — not even when the starters are in.
    Even if opponents have tape on Prescott — and even if that might actually help them slow him down, which I doubt — anything they’ve learned would be kept under wraps during a meaningless exhibition game.
    I understand you want to defend your guy, and I believe you’ll eventually be proven right. But save that comment for the regular season, after he carves up a few No. 1 defenses that are actually planning and gunning for him. Then it will carry some weight.

  2. Funny how Wentz “WAS PERFECT” last week going 4-4 for 56 yards and a TD yet no article on him? I ain’t jealous or anything but it just shows the inconsistency of this poor website. The TD pass to Bryant wasnt even perfectly on the money either, just a great play by dez and an even worse play by the CB. Oh well… Eagles are usually the preseason champions and it never translates into the regular season so lets let another team get the preseason headlines just to fall on their face when it matters.

  3. Oomorris, i get what you’re saying. Same thing with Derek Barnett. He had 2 sacks last week and no mention of anything, but tj watt gets a whole article about his 2 sacks. Barnett also beasted out this week as well. I think watt will be a decent player but I’m sure big brothers name recognition will give tj a lot of media attention over other guys that doing just as well or better.

  4. “Trust me… Wentz will be better than Dak when it is all said and done.”
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    Your an Eagles fan, so you have no credibility here on a Cowboys thread.
    When your team actually wins a Super Bowl, then come back and talk. Until
    then, Dak looks a lot better than Wentz, who looks like a dink and dunk passer, none
    of his passes look like they go past 5 yards.

  5. o0omorriso0o says:
    August 19, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Funny how Wentz “WAS PERFECT” last week going 4-4 for 56 yards and a TD yet no article on him? I ain’t jealous or anything but it just shows the inconsistency of this poor website. The TD pass to Bryant wasnt even perfectly on the money either, just a great play by dez and an even worse play by the CB. Oh well… Eagles are usually the preseason champions and it never translates into the regular season so lets let another team get the preseason headlines just to fall on their face when it matters.
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    Some day you’ll finally have to realize that Dak Prescott is just better than Carson Wentz!

  6. Still can’t handle pressure rushes – he’ll have a false sense of security when the regular season starts and he’s pounded, pounded, and pounded more by NFL defenses that don’t fear him when he drops back.

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