Expectations Higher Than Ever, Dak Prescott Set to Shine as NFL's Next Great QB

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Doomsday101, Jul 17, 2017 at 11:57 AM.

  1. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Rayne Dakota Prescott wasn’t supposed to be the 2016 AP Offensive Rookie of the Year. Certainly not with the Dallas Cowboys, and certainly not ahead of the Rams’ Jared Goff and the Eagles’ Carson Wentz, the quarterbacks taken first and second overall, respectively, in the 2016 draft. Before the Cowboys selected Prescott out of Mississippi State with the 135th overall pick in the fourth round, the franchise had made overtures regarding Memphis’ Paxton Lynch (who went 26th overall to the Broncos) and Michigan State’s Connor Cook (who went 100th overall to the Raiders).

    Of course, everything turned out all right in the end. After Tony Romo’s preseason back injury against the Seahawks, Prescott stepped in and outperformed all expectations. For a guy who was once compared to Tim Tebow in the predraft process and thought to be more of a predetermined thrower who couldn’t always hit the deep ball, Prescott’s final numbers—311 completions in 459 attempts for 3,667 yards, 23 touchdowns and just four interceptions—must have come as a shock to the naysayers.

  2. ShiningStar

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    Yes Dak needs and can take it to the next level. On this subject, the team has done everything they could for him, good corp, great RB, best or near best offensive line. Direct and guide and let him own the field. He laid down the first layer of his skills, now he has to build and get comfortable and keep things rolling. Water will find its level, but he can raise here and there and be a leader that the team needs. Romo was a leader, I guess to some extent Quincy was, Testerverde, but its not a trait every QB has. I think he has shown the team he can lead them from behind, that the big stage isnt to big for him. he has more intangibles than even the scouts gave him credit for. Lets hope he grows, but i think the sentiment is its a safe gamble he will grow.
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  3. jday

    jday Well-Known Member

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    Nice read. Thanks for sharing! :thumbup:
  4. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Oh, good gosh....

    Jake Plummer, Vince Young, Byron Leftwich, Josh Freeman, David Carr, Colin Kaepernick, RG3, Nick Foles......

    There have been lots of quarterbacks that had a good first year, only to crash and burn thereafter.

    Dak inherited the PERFECT offense. The best offense I've ever seen a rookie walk into in NFL history, in fact. He did a good job. But he's got a long, long, long way to go.
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  5. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    :facepalm: Do you ever give it a rest, erod?
  6. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, I understand football. It's a curse.
  7. ShiningStar

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    how many rookie QBs put up stats that Dak put up, than faltered. I want to see a list of comparable stats, offensive line aside, and see what happened to Rookies after a season like Dak had.

    I am not a stat guy, they never tell the whole story but to save the ticky tak arguments, we ll use the stats and see who was comparable and faltered or who is comparable and how did their career fair over time.
  8. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    I'm so glad I didn't get my way. I wanted the team to successfully trade back up into round 1 and take Paxton Lynch, as Jerry tried to do. Prescott was a way better choice. It's still possible that Lynch will have a good career, but Dak is a one in a zillion gem. I've never seen a rookie QB play that well.
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  9. diefree666

    diefree666 Well-Known Member

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    We got lucky. Simple as that. Just like with Romo. Got to be the only time a franchize got two francize QBs back to back without really spending much at all in either money, players or picks.

    Still the pressure some here are putting on Dak is ridiculous.
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  10. Bullflop

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    So many of us were astounded, delighted and pleasantly surprised by Dak's rookie season. It has actually become a bit superfluous to expound on it any further. Dak's the best thing since sliced bread, as far as I'm concerned. I'm anxious to see what he'll do in year 2017 and beyond.
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  11. Nav22

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    LOL David Carr had a good 1st year? Try again.
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  12. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    He played well for a rookie on an expansion team. Took a beating. He did beat Dallas though.
  13. PA Cowboy Fan

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    Beating Dallas doesn't mean he was great. That's par for the course. lol
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  14. Nav22

    Nav22 Well-Known Member

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    He was horrific, just like his team was. His performance took quite a beating too.
  15. DFWJC

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    The table continues to be set for Dak--like no other young QB in NFL history--and he has the talent and mental make-up to cash in.
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  16. DFWJC

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    Had not thought of that. Could be true.
    Off hand I can think of Montana and Young, but although relatively cheap, they cost much more.
  17. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    That good luck helps even out the lost decade after Aikman retired. Good grief, we had a long run of horrific QB's.
  18. bigbob

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    DAK fell into a great situation.
    He will determine how good the offense
    Is this year.
  19. Nav22

    Nav22 Well-Known Member

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    It's ridiculous how Dak's performance is constantly qualified with "but he fell into a great situation in which he didn't have to do much."

    The "great situation" Dak fell into is virtually the same one our backup QBs fell into in 2015, and we went 4-12 that year.

    Bad QB play can make the strongest supporting cast irrelevant, just like great QB play can make weak supporting casts better. Dak 100% made his teammates better last season, on both sides of the ball.

    Zero doubt in my mind that we've found our next franchise QB. I felt this way about Romo after 2006 too.
  20. The Fonz

    The Fonz Correctamundo

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    Dak Prescott's success isn't his own, rather it has come from a 'perfect storm' "Good coaching. Help from the supporting cast. Opportunity."
    Bill Parcells

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