Josh Norman on Dak Prescott: “Anybody can do that”

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Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott completed 25 of 32 passes for 405 yards and four touchdowns in Week One, but Washington cornerback Josh Norman was not impressed.

Norman, who will face Prescott on Sunday, credited the Cowboys’ offensive line for giving Prescott plenty of time to throw, and said there’s nothing special about playing the way Prescott played when you have time to wait for a receiver to get open.

“You stand back there in the pocket all day and go through your first, second and third reads and come back to your first one, OK, cool. Anybody can do that,” Norman told the Associated Press. “At the end of the day, he’s been playing well. As you can see, he’s evolved. He’s growing in the system. He’s just taking his keys and picking his targets and throwing the ball on time.”

Prescott became just the third player in NFL history to record a perfect 158.3 passer rating while throwing more than 30 passes in a game. It’s safe to say not just anybody can do that.

73 responses to “Josh Norman on Dak Prescott: “Anybody can do that”

  1. Not a Josh Norman fan, but I’d have to agree this time. Great offense (with possibly the best Line in the league) vs (at best) 2nd worst Defense in the league with zero pass rush and a very young linebackers/secondary. I think a lot of decent QB’s with a decent O-line’s would’ve done that to the Giants. Could you imagine if it was the Saints or Chiefs?

  2. Norman is annoying but his point is valid. No qb in the league has a better supporting cast than Dak does. He lit up a Giants defense with no pass rush that returned 1 starter in the secondary. Lets not crown him yet…

  3. Part of the difference is now having a balanced offense (equal threats of running, passing), and a new coordinator (Kellen Moore) designing and calling the plays. There’s more motions, shifts, and less predictability than Garrett & Linehan’s schemes. Kellen is giving Dak the freedom to throw down the middle, or run, or call an audible at the line. Linehan was too conservative in this regard. The defense has to guess more, and it seems to be just what the doctor ordered for this team. Let’s see how the season unfolds.

  4. We’ll see how good Dak is after he signs his mega-deal and all those high priced OL start disappearing over the next couple of years.

  5. It’s pretty clear Josh isn’t close to playing at the level he was while w Car and see’s the Cowboys and a match up w Cooper on the horizon and now has his built in excuse and gonna throw his spine under bus after game where he gets torched

  6. WHY is Josh Norman running his big mouth?
    He hasn’t made a Pro Bowl his past 3 seasons and has averaged only 2 INT over that time

    2 INT per season over the past three seasons??
    As Josh just said “ANYBODY can do that”…LMFAO

  7. Norman’s always had to get his attention by glomming on to a bigger star. Member he did it with OBJ? Now trying to do it with Dak. Tries to associate a star’s name with his, hoping it will elevate his name to their realm. Josh is washed up. He got toasted last Sunday! 😂

  8. Sometimes it’s best to not say anything. Mr Norma, I saw you personally get torched last Sunday on more than one occasion. I realize you’re trying to fire yourself up with this talk, but you’re going to fire up the other team as well.

  9. As a diehard Cowboys fan, I would say Norman isn’t wrong with regards to Dak’s performance on Sunday. Personally, I’m going to need that same kind of play when he’s up against the league’s better defenses. This was a glorified fifth preseason game against a team that NO ONE expects to do anything this year. If he can do this for 11 or 12 other games this year then he’s arrived and deserves $40M. If he reverts back to the relative mediocrity then NO WAY.

  10. “He’s just taking his keys and picking his targets and throwing the ball on time.”

    No, not just anyone can do that. Hardly so. The league has literally legions of QB’s over the year that COULD NOT do that.

  11. all he is saying is any NFL QB, if given tons of time in the pocket can make the throws . . . which is true . . . Dak is doing what he should do . . . put him behind a line like Arizona and watch his numbers plummet. agreed with Norman!!

  12. So Dak isn’t good b/c he has a great supporting cast but Mahomes, Brees, Brady, Matt Ryan are, I guess, dragging a bunch of bums across the finish line every week? No double standards there.

  13. To all the people saying, in essence, that Josh Norman is right…you are MISSING THE POINT.

    You don’t need to say it. Why denigrate an upcoming opponent? Heck, why denigrate anyone? Too many of these athletes just seem to lack common decency and respect.

    Is it so tough to say, “Yes, Dak has been playing very well so far. His offense line deserves a bunch of credit, too, for keeping him upright and allowing him time to make good decisions.”

    See? Is it so hard to make the point without insulting ANYONE?

  14. Dak’s 33-16 as a starter with terrific numbers overall. Those are the results and the results are what matter, like it or not.

    As a Cowboys fan, I’m used to the Cowboys star QB being underrated and hated on by others. Comes with the territory of being the team that most NFL fans despise the most.

    Troy Aikman was an “overrated bus driver”, Tony Romo was a “choker”, and now it’s Dak’s turn. Good company to be in.

  15. Except Dak wasn’t waiting for receivers to get open. He was releasing the ball quickly and accurately allowing his receivers to get serious yards after the catch. This is why Norman fails. He doesn’t know how to watch basic film.

  16. spencerhsite says:

    September 13, 2019 at 11:40 am

    “He’s just taking his keys and picking his targets and throwing the ball on time.”

    No, not just anyone can do that. Hardly so. The league has literally legions of QB’s over the year that COULD NOT do that.

    Unfortunately none of those QBs you are referring to had the luxury of playing one of the worst defenses in history, having supreme protection to the point that they could drop back and go through 4-6 progressions and then still have time to make a throw. Now when Dak can do that against a more than capable defense and he still excels then you can crown him. Until then he has done nothing but beat up on one of the worst teams in the NFL. Nothing to talk about.

  17. dfwhawkguy says:
    September 13, 2019 at 11:17 am
    “We’ll see how good Dak is after he signs his mega-deal and all those high priced OL start disappearing over the next couple of years.”

    Dallas has the entire offensive line under contract for the next 5 (2024) years minus Williams who is up in 2022. That will last through Dak’s entire next contract which will probably be around a 4 year extension.

  18. Just to emphasize & specify my earlier comment about Josh Norman
    Norman claims “Anybody can do that” talking about Dak’s opening week performance

    How about Norman’s performance the past 3 seasons?
    Has averaged just 2 INTs the past 3 seasons…how does that compare to the rest of the ‘NFL?
    A total of 97 other players had at least 2 INTs last year…97!!

    To that I would say again…ANYBODY can do that!

  19. vikingjack73 says:
    September 13, 2019 at 11:19 am
    WHY is Josh Norman running his big mouth?
    He hasn’t made a Pro Bowl his past 3 seasons and has averaged only 2 INT over that time

    2 INT per season over the past three seasons??
    As Josh just said “ANYBODY can do that”…LMFAO
    —————————————————–
    INTs can be a misleading stats, like outfield assists in baseball. Just because you have a lot of them doesn’t mean you are better than the players that have less. It could mean that teams aren’t running on your arm or throwing your way. I remember Terrell Buckley had 6 one season and 8 another with Miami. It was because teams were throwing at him every chance they got. More chances, more picks. Same with outfield assists, the more teams run on your arm, the more you will throw out. Of course sometimes that is not true, but judging someone solely on the number of interceptions can be very misleading.

  20. dfwhawkguy says:
    September 13, 2019 at 11:17 am
    We’ll see how good Dak is after he signs his mega-deal and all those high priced OL start disappearing over the next couple of years.

    Obviously you’re not a Cowboys fan, nor does it seem like you read PFT since all of his current OL starters are signed for the next 3 years at a minimum.

  21. wawa33 says:
    September 13, 2019 at 10:58 am
    Josh Norman: “Case Keenum can’t do that.”
    —————————–
    Case, like every other QB in the NFL, does not have near as good of an OL as Dak does in Dallas. Norman makes a valid point. Put the GOAT behind that OL and the NFL might as well just cancel the season and give the SB trophy to NE right now.

  22. doulos31 says:
    September 13, 2019 at 11:46 am
    To all the people saying, in essence, that Josh Norman is right…you are MISSING THE POINT.

    You don’t need to say it. Why denigrate an upcoming opponent? Heck, why denigrate anyone? Too many of these athletes just seem to lack common decency and respect.

    Is it so tough to say, “Yes, Dak has been playing very well so far. His offense line deserves a bunch of credit, too, for keeping him upright and allowing him time to make good decisions.”

    See? Is it so hard to make the point without insulting ANYONE?

    =======================

    Oh, come on. You know if he said that nobody would report it. Plus, he’d lose street cred, his posse be laughing at him.

  23. I submit the 1993 Dolphins as proof why “Anybody can’t do it”. They had two lineman make the pro bowl, Byars and Fryar made it as well. Miami was 4-1 when Marino went down with a season ending injury. They finished 9-7 and out of the playoffs. Marino was sacked 6 times in those 5 games, the rest of Miami QBs were dumped 23 times in 11 games and tossed 15 picks. Marino made it look easy… The rest? Not so much.

  24. “Put the GOAT behind that OL and the NFL might as well just cancel the season and give the SB trophy to NE right now.“

    LOL Brady has enjoyed wonderful pass protection for the strong majority of his brilliant career.

    Should we dismiss all of his accomplishments too? Or does that standard only apply to Dak Prescott?

  25. He wont do that against Philly.. it wont be that easy as he said to cooper. Philly has pass rushers that will get after him!!

  26. fishfan77….how “misleading” is a stat when 97 OTHER players did it??

    CAN INTs be misleading? In certain cases, sure
    But when 97 OTHER PLAYERS did the same thing Norman did, it perfectly encapsulates thebitonic nature of Norman’s OWN statement…
    “ANYBODY can do that “

  27. King Diamond Rules! says:
    September 13, 2019 at 11:12 am
    That’s a hoot- A system guy calling out a system guy… What has Norman done since he got to DC?

    count his money…

  28. I believe Dak is just an average QB who had a great game. His history shows he’s not worth 30 million a year. Maybe he will prove me wrong and week 1 was his coming out party.

  29. To the Philly fans that are upset about something that got picked up on the sideline, but not part of an interview, Amari Cooper did go for 217 and 3 TD’s in the one game he played against you last year.

  30. Dak isn’t going to win you any big games even with all that talent , if I’m wrong then show me …. what has he won ? How did he do in the playoff games last year ?

  31. Flash1287 says:
    September 13, 2019 at 11:03 am
    Then why don’t They?
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    Pay close attention to the giants opponents this season. Trust me, they will all perform like that.

  32. Unless Josh Norman can be in 2 places or 3 at the same time, hes not shutting down Cooper , Cobbs and Gallup even with help ! Cut the SuperMan crap and stay in “Your Lane !”

  33. Josh is right. Every experienced quarterback in the league can do it. The best quarterbacks are the ones with the best offensive lines. And Dallas has the best pass blockers. Time equals success.

  34. quitchabitchin says:
    September 13, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    To the Philly fans that are upset about something that got picked up on the sideline, but not part of an interview, Amari Cooper did go for 217 and 3 TD’s in the one game he played against you last year.
    …………………………………
    Yeah , and the Birds secondary was wiped out at the time , they literally had guyz in the lineup who they picked up off the street .

  35. You guys need to leave Josh alone? He is still recovering from being burned by Desean Jackson, so he might not be of sound mind

  36. Alright well that game sort of reminded me of the Patriots, so it’s the same as calling Brady a “system quarterback.” The whole offense looked in sync, and their opponent’s defense looked inept.

  37. Josh hasn’t been able to back up the trash talk for several years now but I do remember him and OBJ going at it and it was one of the most entertaining games I’d seen in a long time!
    At that time the only thing that topped that game was the kicking net beating OBJ’s ass!

  38. thetooloftools says:
    September 13, 2019 at 4:26 pm
    What is this guy..stupid? Because pissing Dak off right before you play him is a good idea. He might just light this clown up like a Christmas tree on Sunday.
    _______________________________

    SHHHHHH, I love it when players throw gasoline on the fire!

  39. bengal4573 says:
    September 13, 2019 at 1:02 pm
    I believe Dak is just an average QB who had a great game. His history shows he’s not worth 30 million a year. Maybe he will prove me wrong and week 1 was his coming out party.
    ________________________________

    Dak’s been improving every year and he was only a 4th round pick, I’d take him over any of the QBs that were drafted ahead of him including Wentz! Dak hasn’t missed a game except one’s were is was benched after a series or two because of the HC wanting to keep him injury-free for the playoffs. Remember the old saying: your best ability is your availability and Wentz hasn’t been available for a lot of games already in his short career!

  40. Steve Cunningham says:
    September 13, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Dak’s been improving every year and he was only a 4th round pick, I’d take him over any of the QBs that were drafted ahead of him including Wentz! Dak hasn’t missed a game except one’s were is was benched after a series or two because of the HC wanting to keep him injury-free for the playoffs. Remember the old saying: your best ability is your availability and Wentz hasn’t been available for a lot of games already in his short career!
    ………………………………..

    Keep whistling pass the graveyard .

  41. When he says “anybody can do that”, he’s referring to how anybody can do that to the Giants dreadful defense. Dak will only have it that easy 2 times this season. But yeah, Dak is a mediocre QB.

  42. patrickvwashington says:
    September 13, 2019 at 11:51 am
    spencerhsite says:

    September 13, 2019 at 11:40 am

    “He’s just taking his keys and picking his targets and throwing the ball on time.”

    No, not just anyone can do that. Hardly so. The league has literally legions of QB’s over the year that COULD NOT do that.

    Unfortunately none of those QBs you are referring to had the luxury of playing one of the worst defenses in history, having supreme protection to the point that they could drop back and go through 4-6 progressions and then still have time to make a throw. Now when Dak can do that against a more than capable defense and he still excels then you can crown him. Until then he has done nothing but beat up on one of the worst teams in the NFL. Nothing to talk about.

    So the other 32 games he has won (33-16) tied with Brady for the most wins of any QB in the NFL since Dak came into the league don’t count? I guess every team had the worst D only when Dak played? Your logic is flawed you boob.

  43. “The law of averages will reveal Dak’s mediocrity“

    33-16 record, 97.4 passer rating (5th-best in NFL history).

    Keep talking trash while Dak repeatedly kicks your team’s butt. It’s adorable!

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