You didn’t think rookie Dak Prescott was the best we’d see out of the Mississippi State legend, did you?
The fun is just beginning for the Bulldogs star turned Dallas Cowboys QB.
On the heels of a rookie season that produced a 13-3 record, NFC East title and pretty much pushed former Cowboys QB Tony Romo into the broadcast booth, Dallas QB coach Wade Wilson has some good news for Dak fans– He’s getting better.
Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News brings the scoop on the latest:
Wilson said Prescott has improved in every category since he was tested a few weeks after being drafted last year.
“He’s improved strength-wise, flexibility-wise, speed-wise, quickness-wise, so he’s not resting on anything that went on last year,” Wilson said. “He had a phenomenal rookie year. He’s been out here working the whole offseason and taking over a little bit more of a leadership role this year that’s kind of innate with the position, but it is his personality as well, and the guys are really responding to that.”
While the good news may begin with the physical improvements, it certainly doesn’t end there.
Prescott is also drawing praise for his willingness to step up as a vocal leader for the team after stepping into the unexpected role of leader as a rookie last season.
Prescott explained how things have changed during this year’s OTAs as opposed to last year’s:
“Just the fact that now when I say things, people are listening and I have the floor to say things now,” Prescott said, per George’s report. “Last year I was just being quiet and trying to fit my way in somehow or another.”
Mississippi State fans have good reason to be excited about quarterback play all weekend long this season. Friday nights can be spent monitoring new 4-star commitment Jalen Mayden, Saturdays will feature Nick Fitzgerald as one of the SEC’s top returning QBs and Sundays will be “Dak Day” for the foreseeable future in Starkville.