Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones isn’t committing to Dak Prescott as their backup quarterback yet. But it’s hard for them to hide their excitement about the rookie quarterback.
Jerry Jones has raved about Prescott’s performance during the preseason, according to the Star-Telegram’s Clarence E. Hill Jr. Through two preseason games, the former Mississippi State quarterback has gone 22-of-27 for 338 yards with four touchdowns.
“We’ve seen him do it at practice,” Jones said. “We’ve seen him do it in meeting sessions. We’ve seen him carry that now to games. There is an energy that comes with him to the field. That same energy, surprisingly, comes with him to the classroom. That same energy comes with him in many different ways. You got to add that up.”
Hill reported that after Prescott’s jaw-dropping performance against Miami on Saturday, Jones looked like he was “filled with so much joy and happiness…that you could have popped him with a pin.”
Prescott was thrust into the backup role during training camp following an injury to QB Kellen Moore. As the preseason continues, it seems more and more likely that Prescott will be the Cowboys’ backup this season.
“We are in a situation where we can have a developing quarterback because of the excellence of Tony Romo,” Jones said. “We can have that behind him. To me, that’s what you’re ideally striving for. What we’ve seen so far in these first two preseason games does make you look positively toward his progress.”
Jones and the Cowboys aren’t committing to Prescott yet, but it’s obvious they like what they’ve seen.
“There’s an old adage that if you’ve seen it and you’ve seen it pretty good, well then you know it’s there, you know they can do it,” Jones said.