Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott has been the star of the NFL preseason.
And while it’s easy for the Cowboys to get excited — their bar for backup quarterbacks has been sufficiently lowered — most are taking Prescott’s gaudy preseason numbers with a grain of salt.
But Prescott said even if opponents weren’t game-planning against him or running the kinds of defenses he’d see in the regular season, he’s still confident in his ability.
“That’s on them if they want to throw vanilla or rocky road or whatever they want to throw at me,” Prescott said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “It really has no [bearing] on what I do. I just go out there and try to concentrate on our game plan and play my best.”
So far, that’s been pretty good, and enough to convince the Cowboys they might not have to go find a veteran backup.
Through two preseason games, Prescott has a perfect passer rating (158.3), completing 22-of-27 passes for 338 yards and four touchdowns, and two rushing touchdowns for good measure.
“My mindset is I want to be a starter for this organization one day, and a starter in this league for a long time,” Prescott said. “I’m going to continue to push myself and make myself the best as I can each and every day.”
And while it’s good that he’s confident, things could get much harder for the fourth-round rookie if he’s ever in a position of seeing more complicated defenses.
Then again, the Cowboys are holding their breath he doesn’t have to this season.