Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the rest of the franchise couldn’t be happier with quarterback Dak Prescott.
After being thrust into the starting job as a rookie, Prescott has proven to be much more than a serviceable backup for former starting quarterback Tony Romo. The young quarterback has proven to be a star. Jones said that the Cowboys’ coaches couldn’t have a higher opinion of him, and a lot of it has to do with his poise.
“He’s playing right now at the highest level of anybody they see in the NFL,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan’s Shan and RJ show, via the Dallas Morning News’ Jon Machota. “The main thing is that they comment that he’s maybe as mentally tough and mentally into it or least discourage-able with a bad play than any player they’ve ever seen.”
One reason Prescott doesn’t get discouraged about bad plays is that he doesn’t have many. He has only thrown 8 interceptions in 24 regular-season starts.
Going into this season, it would’ve been reasonable to question if Prescott would be able to duplicate his Offensive Rookie of the Year performance. With two new starters on the offensive line, and constant uncertainty surrounding the playing status of running back Ezekiel Elliott, Prescott has completed 63 percent of his passes for 1,118 yards, 16 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Also, after a tough start to the season, the Cowboys enter Week 10 with a 5-3 record.
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