Dak Prescott: I know we have a great team

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The Cowboys won their first three games, with all three coming against teams that were winless at the time. They fell to the previously winless Jets on Sunday, the Cowboys’ third consecutive loss to drop them to .500.

Everyone — including Cowboys fans — is jumping off the bandwagon, and pressure appears to be building on coach Jason Garrett.

The Cowboys, though, still believe in themselves even if no one else does.

“I have a weird way of looking at things,” Prescott said Thursday, via Jon Machota of TheAthletic.com. “I’d rather it right now than any time ever. Simply on the fact that we started 3-0, felt good about ourselves, know the team we have and then basically lose three to three different types of teams, really by getting in your own way. I’ll take that. We’re going to learn from it. We’ll get better because of it. But I’d rather it happen now when we still have a chance to go into Game Seven playing for first place in the division rather than later in the year when we only have a game or two left before the playoffs or be forced to try to make the playoffs. It’s never good to lose three, never, ever, but if there ever was an ideal time, I’d say it’s now. We’re definitely going to get better because of these last three games.”

The Cowboys have a first-place showdown with the Eagles on Sunday Night Football. A win and sole possession of the lead in the NFC East would go a long way toward curing what ails the Cowboys.

The Cowboys will not enter the game with a lack of confidence.

“I know we have a great team. I know it,” Prescott said.

Garrett has a 4-2 record against Doug Pederson with one of the Cowboys’ losses a meaningless Week 17 game in 2016 when most of the Cowboys’ starters played little, if at all.

15 responses to “Dak Prescott: I know we have a great team

  1. “I have a weird way of looking at things.”

    “I know we have a great team. I know it.”
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    The first statement explains the second.

  2. Wentz is poison to eagles he has no heart hes terrible for chemistry Wentz 6-19 vs teams over 500 wentz went 5 and 6 last year he went 7 and 9 in 2016 zero playoff wins same team wins with foles

  3. danny woodson says:

    October 17, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Wentz is poison to eagles he has no heart hes terrible for chemistry Wentz 6-19 vs teams over 500 wentz went 5 and 6 last year he went 7 and 9 in 2016 zero playoff wins same team wins with foles
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    You seem to have left out 11-2 in 2017.

  4. I dunno, it’s just an impression, I didn’t look it up to see for sure, but didn’t Dak play a lot better when he wasn’t talking all the time? I mean, maybe this leadership thing isn’t working to his advantage.

  5. It should also be noted that one of Jason Garrett’s win was in a meaningless Week 17 game for the Eagles in 2017.

  6. The hype train is always blowin lots of steam and chuggin down that railway, for the first few weeks of the season. Dak could do no wrong, Kellen was gonna be a head coach, the offense was the NEW hot item….and here we sit. 3-3. Dak has regressed to the mean (as he’s done pretty much every year) and might be a top-15 QB in the league, the offense has been summarily solved, and the ‘Boyz are back to the .500 average they know so well. QB’s take 2.5 full years to truly evaluate. We draw conclusions way too fast. Think about it. RGIII – amazing 1st year. Colin Kaepernick – amazing 1st year as a starter. Christian Ponder – showed lots of promise 1st year. Nick Foles – 119 rating in 2013. ALL of them fell off before they hit 2 full years of starting. Every. Last. One. Bortles, Tannehill…they didn’t even make it that long. Luck, Wilson…on the other hand. Jury still out on Wentz and Mahomes, though it’s looking decent.

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