So far, so good for Dak in year two


Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott won 13 of 16 regular-season games in 2016. However, he lost two of two to the Giants. And he gets a chance to start the season by going 1-0 against New York.

It all happens amid chatter of a sophomore slump. But during an interview with NBC’s Tony Dungy, Prescott explained the biggest difference between last year and this year.

“I think any player gets better with the more reps he gets,” Prescott said. “And if he uses them the right way, he prepares for his reps the right way. . . . I mean, coming from last year, I wasn’t taking the training camp reps I took this year. I wasn’t taking those [first-team] reps until, really, Week One. I mean, going into Week One of the season.”

He’s referring to the reality that Tony Romo was the starter in 2016, until a back injury suffered by Romo against Seattle thrust Prescott into the starting lineup. Now, Prescott has been the guy since the start of the offseason program.

“Just to have all those reps under me,” Prescott said. “To see that starting defense every week in a competitive situation throughout camp. And see those different looks, get our different plays and just different level of accountability.”

So far, so good. The Cowboys lead the Giants 6-0 in the first half, thanks in large part to the surprisingly stout performance of a defense that lost plenty of players to free agency.

21 responses to “So far, so good for Dak in year two

  1. Both of these teams will get destroyed by the better teams in the league. Aside from Dez drawing a phantom pass interference penalty, the Cowboys haven’t had much offense either. Both QBs have been wildly inaccurate.

  2. harblah says:
    September 10, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Dak is the weak point of this team

    The rest of the team is that good? Dang.

  3. Sick of politics in sports so I havent turned the Sunday night game on and I stopped watching espn a couple years ago. I’ll read the recaps of games tomorrow and check on scores. I am sure the hurricanes will be the new reason ratings are down though.

  4. After watching an exciting day of college football on Saturday, this NFL stuff is just flat-out lame. Like watching paint dry. The Sunday Night games are the most painful of them all: 2 minutes of boring, uncreative offenses followed by 4 minutes of commercials… and then more commercials… and then more commercials after that.

    Child, please…

  5. If by exciting you mean pinball scoring with no defense, with the exception of overmatches, then sure, minor league football is a great thing.

  6. Sooooooo, where are all those Gmen fans who were talking smack all week? What happened to that Giants Offense? I know, I know, it would have been a blowout by NY had Beckham played, right? Wrong. The Dallas O-line DOMINATED the Giants D-line ALL NIGHT. They beat them down methodically, and controlled the line of scrimmage all night.

    And btw, how did that Giants O-line hold up? 3 sacks on Eli, several other near sacks, as well as hurries. The Giants gave us all a preview of what type of team they are going to be this year, and Beckham isn’t going to help them on D (392 total yards allowed). Was it money well spent on the D last year? It didn’t like like it tonight, nor did it look like it last year against GB in the playoffs. Sometimes the truth just hurts……..

    It was the Dallas D who did their job allowing 233 total yards tonight with rookies at DB, LB, and also on the D-line. Enough said……

  7. Dude has all the making of a future HOF player. MVP candidate in 2017. Super easy guy to like, possible face of the NFL when Brady retires. Sky is the limit

  8. I thought all the NFL games were just boring today. Even the big college games were boring Saturday. I guess I’m finally getting burned out on sports after 30 or so years of watching.

  9. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    September 10, 2017 at 9:43 pm
    The GIANTS offense looks very high powered ,the one yard passes are the new rage !


    According to the internet, they made Tom Brady famous…

  10. Love his leadership but he was high on at least 6 to 7 throws last night and ball placement was a bit off. I thought he missed on the same type of throws last year. Seems to throw better on the move than in the pocket too. Hopefully he will work with coaches to get better.

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