Cowboys’ Dak Prescott calls himself an elite QB

By Vincent Frank
Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

It’s rather clear that young Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott isn’t lacking confidence in himself. Despite not performing at even a starting level since the end of his rookie season in 2016, Prescott views himself as an elite quarterback.

In speaking with current NFL Network personality and former Cowboys star Michael Irvin, Prescott offered up this gem of a quote.

“Yeah, I do,” Prescott said. “I’ll always see myself as an elite quarterback and I know I’ll get back to playing that way very soon. It’s just three games. We’ll put in all the work that we need to do. We’ll get to where exactly we want to be and need to be. The sun will rise again.”

Is Prescott an elite in the same way Brock Osweiler is? We’re only asking, because this one comparison doesn’t do the quarterback any favors.

Through the first three games of the season, Prescott has tossed for less than 500 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions en route to leading Dallas to an average of 13.7 points per game. He’s now failed to throw for even 200 yards in each of the past five games. Last week alone, he didn’t attempt a pass as much as 15 yards down the field.

He’s only the fifth quarterback in league history pass for less than 200 yards while throwing 25-plus passes in five consecutive games. This is a list that includes Rick Mirer.

As it relates to the Cowboys’ offense in general, Prescott admits that it’s not going swimmingly. But with a caveat.

“It’s off,” Prescott said about the offense. “We got to get it going, get it going early. … That’s what we need to do, just to start faster.¬†Everything’s there, but it seems we’re not clicking the way we need to be clicking, and right now it’s more so just finding the exact reason why.”

Is Prescott mirroring owner Jerry Jones? Remember, the always bombastic Jones recently compared Dallas’ offense to that of the Los Angeles Rams. Fun stuff.

At 1-2 on the season, Prescott and his Boys take on a Lions defense that ranks No. 1 in the NFL against the pass this season. We’ll certainly find out just how elite the third-year quarterback is here soon.