Dak Prescott: My confidence is through the roof

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Dak Prescott spent the 2021 offseason working his way back from major ankle surgery which ended his 2020 season prematurely. The Cowboys quarterback then had a shoulder injury that slowed him in training camp and a calf injury that kept him out of a game during the season.

He has spent this offseason grinding instead of rehabbing, noting that he is “so much further along” than this time last year.

“My confidence is through the roof,” Prescott said Tuesday.

Prescott is “definitely” the leanest he has been in his life, though his weight isn’t noticeably different. The Cowboys list him at 238.

“People tell me (I’m slim). I say, ‘Thank you,’” Prescott said. “It’s a product of working on everything and not just on my leg. Whether it be rotation, whether it be diet or whatever, just focused on every way I can get better.

“I think I have just dropped some of the baby fat off.”

Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy expects to use Prescott’s mobility more than last season when he was coming back from the ankle injury before injuring his calf in a Week 6 game against the Patriots.

“To have no limits has been outstanding, and I think you clearly see it in the way he’s moving this year,” McCarthy said. “You look at his body. He’s clearly different than the way he was last year. He’s leaner, more flexible and just the mechanics, to be able to really get after the mechanics.

“Quarterback drills last year, there was a gradual phase of the different type of drills, how we did them. So there was no progression to that this year. He’s been full go since Day 1.”

13 responses to “Dak Prescott: My confidence is through the roof

  1. I can’t wait to watch Jerruh’s baby crash and burn again when it matters. The Cowboys are always Super Bowl favorites in Dallas. When was the last time they even met expectations??

  2. You said the exact same thing three years ago, and then you said it again two years ago, and again last year. That’s great glad to hear you’re confident, but how’s your defense confidence, because it won’t matter how confident you are if your defense can’t stop a JV squad

  3. He very well may be the weakest part of the entire offense. It’s close between him and their new group of JAG receivers.

  4. I don’t think this Dallas team scares anyone. Same story, different day but I guess it sells tickets. Keep up the good work JJ:)

  5. 1. Tom Brady
    2. Aaron Rodgers
    3. Russell Wilson
    4. Dak Prescott

    Those are the winningest QB’s since 2016. The year Dak came into the league. Either you like a winner or you don’t. Your choice. Some of us just don’t like successful people. Believe me, I get it. I’m praying for you. Seriously. Praying. You’re ok. You’re not a bad person. God loves you.

  6. Hope he’s working on his fundamentals, like spotting the ball. Reading defenses would be a plus too.

  7. Yeah ok.
    Which professional athlete worth his salt does have supreme confidence in himself. Does it need to be said? Only one who’s trying to overcompensate.

  8. you’re in the easiest division with the easiest schedule…
    still your best will just get you to week 1 of the playoffs.

  9. All defenses need to do is cover Lamb. The cowboys having nothing after that Elliot has aged and so has the line.

  10. Always liked Dak — pretty good for a lower round pick. The thing about the Cowboys though is that teams gets so much hype, the players and team are almost always over-rated. To make things more interesting, this year will be nothing but a Sean Peyton fest.

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