Alex Smith predicts “huge, huge year” for Dak Prescott

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Alex Smith may know better than anyone what it takes for an NFL quarterback to return from a serious leg injury, and Smith thinks Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will return as good as ever this year.

Smith won the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award after returning to the field last season following a gruesome broken leg two years earlier. Prescott’s injury wasn’t quite as serious as Smith’s, but it did raise serious questions about whether Prescott will be ready to play this season. Smith has no doubt he will be.

“Dak is, I think, one of the most unique athletes in the NFL – and I really think that from like a freakish perspective,” Smith told USA Today. “He is such a strong, powerful, such a good athlete. So I really expect him to come back and be rolling. Then you add that on to his fortitude and mental perspective? I think he’s going to have a huge, huge year.”

Prescott was playing perhaps the best football of his career before he got hurt in the fifth game of last season. If Smith is right, Prescott should pick up right where he left off.

10 responses to “Alex Smith predicts “huge, huge year” for Dak Prescott

  1. The Cowboys will regret signing him to that big of a contract…. Just like Zeke and Lawrence….

    And all of the experts on the sports debate shows will look as silly as the Cowboys front office.

    -Lifelong Cowboys fan

  2. While I’m not a Dak Prescott or a Cowboys fan, I hope nothing but a full recovery for the young man and hope he can retain his ability to perform on the level he is accustomed to.
    Professional football is a brutally physical sport and injuries are part of the game, but it is still unfortunate to see promising careers shortened or ended this way, regardless of which team they play for.

  3. Maybe the biggest problem: McCarthy’s generally unimaginative offense.

  4. Wish Dak all the best!!

    Liked that dude ever since he threw that cup over his shoulder that missed the trash can.

    Looked behind him and got up and out and threw it away himself! Thats a good man right

    there!

  5. Dak may have a big year. But he’s going to have to put up 35+ points a game to have a hope of 9-8.

  6. I am really bummed! I can no longer predict the Cowboys to finish with an 8-8 record.

  7. Dallas oline will prevent Dak from having a good season! They are aging and injury prone!

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