Dak Prescott won’t change his playing style because of Carson Wentz’s injury

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Dak Prescott felt for Carson Wentz after the Eagles quarterback tore his left ACL on Sunday. But the Cowboys quarterback insists Wentz’s injury won’t change his playing style.

“No, I’m not going to put that in my mind,” Prescott said, via Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I don’t think anybody is. That’s part of the game. That just comes with it. Us running quarterbacks, we know that we’re susceptible to that when we’re running.

“For me, it’s just about going to get what I can. If I need to get that touchdown, or in his case right there, it was needed. He went and got it. That’s just him being a competitor. I’ll treat the game the same way as I’ve been playing.”

Prescott is tied for the league lead for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback this season with five. He set the team record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback last season with six.

The second-year quarterback has 288 rushing yards this season, 6 more than last season.

“It’s real. It’s definitely real,” Prescott said. “You’re more susceptible to [getting] hit and these guys hit hard. It’s different than college. I’m taking all those things into account, but I’m going to play smart. I’m going to keep my competitive edge while doing that.”

9 responses to “Dak Prescott won’t change his playing style because of Carson Wentz’s injury

  1. Can’t play scared but have to remain smart. Dak does that (for the most part), by sliding and angling for the sideline to avoid contact. Contact, however, is not unavoidable 100% of the time, just depends on the player and how they are built to handle those situations.

  2. Just study Russell Wilson. He knows when to hit the deck. But he also knows the situation and the yardage before the ball ever gets snapped. Prescott is sort of the same way. He knows when to go down.

  3. The difference between Dak and Carson is that Carson doesn’t need to run to be effective.
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    And yet Carson is on injured reserve with his season done with 3 games left, while Dak is still playing.
    Guess, you have to be smart on trying to avoid getting hit like that when you run.

  4. suncawy says:
    December 13, 2017 at 10:10 pm
    The difference between Dak and Carson is that Carson doesn’t need to run to be effective.
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    Then why does he do it so much more than Dak and put himself and his team in an unnecessary risky situation? Wentz 64 times, Dak 45? Don’t get me wrong, even as a Cowboys fan, I like Wentz but his fanboys say strange things sometimes.

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