Dak Prescott: Cowboys will be an exciting team and surprise a lot of people

AP

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has lost two of his favorite receivers, but he’s excited about the prospects for a big-play offense in Dallas this season.

Prescott said on Saturday that despite the departures of Dez Bryant and Jason Witten, who were first and second in catches on the Cowboys last year, he expects to put on a show in 2018.

“We’re going to be an exciting team this year,” Prescott said on Showtime. “A lot of new faces. I think you’re going to find we have a lot of new guys on this team, within this organization, that can make plays. We plan on surprising a lot of people.”

Those new faces will include veterans Allen Hurns, Deonte Thompson and Tavon Austin and draft picks Michael Gallup and Cedrick Wilson. Prescott will have to grow accustomed to playing with a very different receiving corps in 2018. He believes he’s up to the task.

82 responses to “Dak Prescott: Cowboys will be an exciting team and surprise a lot of people

  1. Dak is a one hit season wonder QB and will prove he is just a mediocre starter. Cowboys arent gonna do anything, and the surprise will be if they win more than 8 games

  2. Exciting for the lawyers, and TMZ maybe – filling their boots yet again from the team’s “leadership” qualities – which won’t surprise that many people.

  3. Dak you forget you play in the eagles world soon to be back 2 back super bowl champions son and yes eagles fan here

  4. The Cowboys ALWAYS surprise people.

    As in, “I thought the Cowboys were supposed to be good this year”…

  5. Why dont these guys let their on-field performance speak. I understand every team is confident in the off season, but better to keep quiet than be shown for a fool.

  6. I wonder. Did Jason Garrett do that dumb little smirk when Dak said that? What does Ol’ Jerrah think about all this?

  7. I’m not a tool that just slams people and teams because anonymity allows me to. But seriously? I don’t think so. Potentially strong division, poor team last year (and if you think that was about the Zeke suspension….watch football). Second level QB, or third. Bad defense. I don’t see it.

  8. Competing with the Raiders for the coveted “much-to-do-about-nothing” award. Both will end up in the cellar in their respective divisions and unlikely either will crack the 6 win goal they have set.

  9. Its funny how the Eagles fans talk so much trash after winning their first SB in 100 years or so. You will need to win more before you can sit at the Big Boys table. What a joke!

  10. packmangamble says:
    June 17, 2018 at 3:46 pm
    What’s he suppose to say? “We’re really going to stink up the joint this year”.

    How bout nothing..

  11. idiedpretty says:
    June 17, 2018 at 4:46 pm
    Its funny how the Eagles fans talk so much trash after winning their first SB in 100 years or so. You will need to win more before you can sit at the Big Boys table. What a joke!
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    I’m sorry but what has your Cowboys team done since Bill Clinton was in office? The Eagles may not have won a Super Bowl until last year but at least they’ve been competive, made playoffs, titles games, and Super Bowls during the past 18 years. The Super Bowl jokes are obsolete just like your Cowgirls

  12. You won’t surprise too many people other than diehard Cowboys fans who actually believe what you are saying. They’ll be disappointed.

  13. I’m big enough to admit that with a buit-out O line, that they’ve locked in for a few years, Zeke, and Dak being a good if not spectacular QB, they’re poised to have a formidable offense. Gotta have the D to get it done, though. I think the East could get interesting, excepting what’s likely a transition year in DC.

  14. Jerry has loaded the offense for a QB that can’t throw downfield. This season will be Elliot run, run, or three yards to Beasley in the slot. This should create a 7-9 season.

  15. 22 TD’s, 13 picks, FOUR pick 6’s , a 12, yes TWELVE qb rating on thanksgiving, every cowboy receiver had down years, THE BIGGEST MOUTH in the NFL. This stooge couldn’t even beat david carr in a stinkin carnival accuracy game. Why doesn’t he just shut up.

  16. willie jones says:
    June 17, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Dak you forget you play in the eagles world soon to be back 2 back super bowl champions son and yes eagles fan here

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    Hey Willie,

    Nobody enjoys Cowboys’ disappointment more than this Bird’s fan. But here’s a request. Please can the arrogant predictions! That talk belongs in Jr High.

    The old guys I know that have lived and died with the Birds since 1960 don’t talk that BS. They know from painful experience that life has a way of kicking you in the mouth if your smile gets to big.

    I’m not much of a Bible reader but there is a passage from Proverbs (16:18) that I keep in mind if I’m tempted to get too brazenly pleased with the Eagles…”Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”

  17. The Truth says:
    June 17, 2018 at 5:37 pm
    22 TD’s, 13 picks, FOUR pick 6’s , a 12, yes TWELVE qb rating on thanksgiving, every cowboy receiver had down years, THE BIGGEST MOUTH in the NFL. This stooge couldn’t even beat david carr in a stinkin carnival accuracy game. Why doesn’t he just shut up.

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    Yet he still had the team in playoff contention all the way through week 16.

  18. Coupon Email says:
    June 17, 2018 at 6:05 pm
    The Truth says:
    June 17, 2018 at 5:37 pm
    22 TD’s, 13 picks, FOUR pick 6’s , a 12, yes TWELVE qb rating on thanksgiving, every cowboy receiver had down years, THE BIGGEST MOUTH in the NFL. This stooge couldn’t even beat david carr in a stinkin carnival accuracy game. Why doesn’t he just shut up.

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    Yet he still had the team in playoff contention all the way through week 16.

    ………………………….

    The Browns were still in playoff contention all the way through week 7.

  19. The Truth says:

    22 TD’s, 13 picks, FOUR pick 6’s , a 12, yes TWELVE qb rating on thanksgiving, every cowboy receiver had down years, THE BIGGEST MOUTH in the NFL. This stooge couldn’t even beat david carr in a stinkin carnival accuracy game. Why doesn’t he just shut up.
    ****************************************************************************
    the last time i checked you turd, Dak’s career record is 22 wins and 10 loses, that’s an average of 11 wins per year which the last time i checked is pretty darn good. This year he will have Zeke for all 16 games (God forbid), a healthy Tyron Smith and a receiving corps which will include a lot of speed compared to last year.

    therefore keep your big trap shut for once and lay off of Dak.

  20. Gotta love the cowboys haters. They spend more time worrying about our team than they do caring about their own. It’s hilarious. Your hate keeps us warm and fuzzy at night and your constant whining about the Cowboys organization keeps us in the hearts and minds of fans everywhere. We thank you! America’s team for sure…. and you haters keep us that way!

  21. Roger Staubach
    himself spoke volumes of facts about Prescott’s first 2seasons far exceeding Troy Aikman’s first 2seasons
    Staubach & Aikman both praise Prescott
    Why do supposedly fans doubt him so? And doubt him despite very impressive numbers & rankings?
    &
    Since we’re without confidence in the receivers and tightends it won’t be Dak’s fault but ownership if he fails this season
    Then, I’ve yet to hear one complaint about Jason Wittens sudden departure hurting the team either
    YET
    Fault is already attributed to Dak Prescott in advance
    But credit from!’16 is attributed to everyone but Prescott

    Y’all are the exact same fans🤔, (HMMMM, I use fans very loosely) who felt the ’16 season was done when Romo broke his back again in preaseason
    &
    Dak Prescott went blow for blow with the great Aaron Rogers but the defense lost that game not Prescott

    So if he leads them to say a 11-5 record & division title once again, you will deny him even an ounce of the credit

    Fickle, FICKLE FANS
    OR
    UNDERCOVER HATERS pretending to be Dallas-faithfuls

    I’ll go on record now & agree with stats, history, upgrades in coaching & personnel alike that the Dallas Cowboys are primed not only for success but long-term success at that

    Stay off our wagon you bandwagon betrayals,, fair-weather friend/fans,, fakenews fans

    True DC4L FANS recognize opinions based on facts vs feelings & hopeless, fairytale fans without clues to what football critells

    Owners, coaches & player personnel arent where we’re headed yet
    But
    Are well on their way to being substantially better than ever

    Believe it or not
    It don’t matter, time WILL tell at seasons-end

  22. We’ll be surprised to find out Dak is the new RG3.

    Only difference will be timeline.

    RG3 TIMELINE: was awesome, got injured, got full of himself, got dusted.
    DAK TIMELINE: was awesome, got full of himself, will get injured this year, will get dusted.

  23. Hurns will be a steal in fantasy this season. Cowboys underperformed last year, and should show improvement this season. And I always root against the Cowboys for what it’s worth

  24. I don’t know about their WR/TE group, but they still have a stellar offensive line and a beast of a running back. Writing them off seems foolish.

    That said, I don’t see them unseating the Eagles for the division, and I think there’s too many strong teams in the NFC so it will be pretty difficult to get a WC berth.

    I think the Seahawks will be better than people think and challenge for their division, but I will leave them out because I am biased. As it stands right now, here’s how I see the NFC:

    Eagles
    Saints
    Falcons
    Vikings
    Rams
    Panthers
    Cardinals
    Cowboys
    Lions

    Obviously a lot will change before the playoffs, but that’s how I see it. The top 5 are a cut above the rest, leaving 1 WC slot for the rest to fight over. And while the Cowboys have the talent, they play in a division where every game is competitive. It will be tough for them to overcome that.

  25. The WRs are still so unproven. If the Boys are relying on T. Williams they just as well bring back Miles Austin. Both had speed but can’t fight for the ball in tight coverage and catch it. And, ohhh those dropped balls when he he was wide open – there should be a statistic for dropped balls by WRs (that should have been caught).

  26. I wish I could believe Dak. Not his fault. Team personnel are very good. Don’t need a great quarterback, plenty of average QBs have won SBs. Defense will be very good this year. However the Coaching staff will the same. Epic fail. It does very year.

  27. At what point does one of Jerry’s kids (pun not intended) step to him and try and right the ship?
    Like make him step completely away from football operations. Theyre not built for success. All the money is tied up in the offensive line, which is good on paper and thats about it.

  28. elchoriz0 says:
    June 17, 2018 at 7:02 pm
    Gotta love the cowboys haters. They spend more time worrying about our team than they do caring about their own. It’s hilarious. Your hate keeps us warm and fuzzy at night and your constant whining about the Cowboys organization keeps us in the hearts and minds of fans everywhere. We thank you! America’s team for sure…. and you haters keep us that way

    No. We don’t care about the Girls more than we care about our own team. No, more like the Girls do so many dumb things that it’s comparable to an episode of the Jerry Springer Show. And we all love to rubber neck when seeing a care crash. Especially one orchestrated by Jerry Jones. It’s okay that the Girls haven’t been relevant since the 90’s. Leaving the G-men and Birds to carry the East for the last 20 years… Dallas Waterboys

  29. The Truth says:
    June 17, 2018 at 5:37 pm
    22 TD’s, 13 picks, FOUR pick 6’s , a 12, yes TWELVE qb rating on thanksgiving, every cowboy receiver had down years, THE BIGGEST MOUTH in the NFL. This stooge couldn’t even beat david carr in a stinkin carnival accuracy game. Why doesn’t he just shut up.

    WHY DONT YOU BOR?? THATS THE BILLION DOLLAR QUESTION.

  30. I thought my team was the perennial off season Super Bowl Champions. Looks like the Browns and Boys are poised to challenge them this summer.

  31. He lost his two favorite receivers ? Why did the eagles and Rams cut their corner backs ?

  32. This is by far the juiciest comment section to archive and remind people of later in a long time.
    You morons think you know how this year will play out and you’re certain in your analysis?

  33. 3-13. Book it. But even if they somehow make the playoffs they go nowhere. Why? Garret and Jones. This team as owned and managed will NEVER get anywhere.

  34. elchoriz0 says:
    June 17, 2018 at 7:02 pm
    Gotta love the cowboys haters. They spend more time worrying about our team than they do caring about their own. It’s hilarious. Your hate keeps us warm and fuzzy at night and your constant whining about the Cowboys organization keeps us in the hearts and minds of fans everywhere. We thank you! America’s team for sure…. and you haters keep us that way.
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    Cowboy haters? Have you already forgotten how you had a 14-2 regular season record, a first round bye followed by the next round of the playoffs held in Dallas and you still lost!

  35. Until Jerry gets out of the football operations side of the organization then the Cowboys will wander in the wilderness. Even in their 13-3 season they got bounced from the playoffs immediately by the Packers. Jettisoning Dez will help but Dak has to show he can hit receivers on timing routes and make accurate throws consistently. They made a huge mistake running Romo out of town. Another Jerry gaff of monumental proportions.

  36. Cowboy haters? Have you already forgotten how you had a 14-2 regular season record, a first round bye followed by the next round of the playoffs held in Dallas and you still lost!
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    The Cowboys went 13-3 in 2016 losing to my Giants twice & a meaningless week 17 game against the Eagles. Then they lost an embarrassing playoff game at home against an inferior Packers team. Dak was in over his head and Romo would have won that playoff game.

  37. Except for the head coach and offensive and defensive coordinators, every assistant and position coach has been changed. On the roster, only three players, a middle linebacker, the deep snapper and the kicker are in their 30s; all the others are in their 20s. That suggests a serious lack of veteran leadership, which may prove costly as the season unfolds. Prescott and Elliott are both in the third year of their rookie contracts, so they will be motivated to prove themselves worthy of serious money, but even with a stout offensive line, the unfamiliar and unproven receivers will make it difficult for the offense to make big plays downfield and score points, especially against more skilled and stingy defenses. On defense, the team lacks a credible pass rush and has a vulnerable secondary. Veteran quarterbacks with skilled receivers and explosive offenses threaten to slice through this defense like Ginsu knives. It only takes a couple of big plays and quick scores to put a game away.

    Clearly, the Cowboys are fielding a young team in transition this year. They will be exciting, because youth brings enthusiasm, but won’t win many games. The pressure really is all on Garrett, Linehan and Marinelli.

  38. Not for nothing, the cowboys went 5 and 1 in the division last year. But don’t let facts get in the way of a good argument.

  39. Coupon Email says:
    June 18, 2018 at 5:56 am

    “Not for nothing, the cowboys went 5 and 1 in the division last year. But don’t let facts get in the way of a good argument”.

    Leave a Reply

    Didn’t the Eagles rest everyone in the last week of the season against the Cowboys and they still barely beat a 3rd string QB in his first game. Typical Cowboy fan thinking!!

  40. I’m not a Cowboys fan or anything, but I love all the arrogant Eagles fans remarks. lol. Just because you won a Superbowl doesn’t mean anything for next year. It took your team 100 years to win anything. At that rate it will be another 100 before you win something.

    The Cowboys I think could be better next year. They had a very underrated defense, their run game will be great again, Dak is a decent QB. Their WR’s are a big question mark thou.

  41. TheBloomer0069 says:
    June 17, 2018 at 11:30 pm
    NFC:
    Eagles
    Vikings
    Rams
    Packers
    Falcons
    Panthers
    49er’s

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    Vikings? LOL!!!

  42. The Cowboys being exciting would more than surprise people, it would shock them. Better have plenty of ambulances on standby.

  43. This is an addition by subtraction offseason. Losing Dez is a blessing, he always complained and dropped vital passes all year long, not to mention had zero separation. Witten is a tough blow for his leadership and blocking abilities. This is the first year that this is officially Dak’s team and I believe he will thrive and spread the ball around well. Everyone forgets this is still the best O line in football, and Zeke is rested and will go a full year. Defense is quietly getting better as well, I’m happy people are calling for an 8 win season, underdogs all the way.

  44. davemishsr says:
    June 18, 2018 at 2:27 am
    Until Jerry gets out of the football operations side of the organization then the Cowboys will wander in the wilderness. Even in their 13-3 season they got bounced from the playoffs immediately by the Packers. Jettisoning Dez will help but Dak has to show he can hit receivers on timing routes and make accurate throws consistently. They made a huge mistake running Romo out of town. Another Jerry gaff of monumental proportions.

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    Jerry is pretty much out of the player personnel dept.. Will McClay and Stephen run the personnel acquisition/retention side of the organization and have for 5 years. The last big decision Jerrah made was the Dez contract in 2015.

  45. Ron Jull says:
    June 18, 2018 at 11:55 am
    Dallas Cowboys are currently tied for first place in the NFC East!!!

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    They are also tied for last place…..with a great chance to stay there.

  46. I’ll be surprised if…there aren’t any Cowboys players suspended again. Oh wait!! One is waiting reinstatement and another got wacked for another 4 games. As Gomer Pyle said…Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

  47. @ajzinnecker says:

    I’m not a Cowboys fan or anything, but I love all the arrogant Eagles fans remarks. lol. Just because you won a Superbowl doesn’t mean anything for next year. It took your team 100 years to win anything. At that rate it will be another 100 before you win something.
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    Better to talk smack now than wait 20+ years like Dallas fans do.

  48. @J will says:
    I’ll be surprised if…there aren’t any Cowboys players suspended again. Oh wait!! One is waiting reinstatement and another got wacked for another 4 games. As Gomer Pyle said…Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!
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    Forgot about Terence Williams. I imagine once he sobers up (it’s only been 3 weeks, he will be coherent enough to understand the league will suspend him. Hate to make light of this because he could have killed someone or himself…on that electric bike. “I would Never not lie to you sir”!

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