Dak Prescott hits back at critics
The NFL season kicks off next week and once again, some skeptics are being heard when it comes to the Dallas Cowboys, except they intend to make them swallow their words.
The Texas squad clinched the 2021 National Conference East title before stumbling past the San Francisco 49ers in its first playoff game. Having not enjoyed a Super Bowl conquest since January 1996, the Dallas organization wants its players to first finish at the top of the division despite strong opposition expected from the Philadelphia Eagles.
During the offseason, the Cowboys said goodbye to Amari Cooper and Randy Gregory, while Michael Gallup and James Washington are injured, as is Tyron Smith. At the receiver position, Noah Brown and rookie Jalen Tolbert could be called upon to take on important responsibilities behind CeeDee Lamb.
However, those question marks don’t seem to worry quarterback Dak Prescott, who is confident his teammates are up to the challenge.
“Considering where we are, it’s exciting, really. To be the quarterback of this formation, the leader of these guys in attack and defense, is a privilege. That’s not counting our coaching staff. And, with everything that has been said about us yet – the lack of this and that, the lyrics, the texts – we are ready to play,” Prescott told ESPN, as reported by the site. the league.
« I think high expectations create big results, » he added. I am my biggest critic and I am hard on myself. I’m always going to push myself to the limit with really high goals, more than anyone else. If you believe in yourself, people will also believe in you. You just want to keep improving and doing your best.”
A team that aspires to better
Dallas hasn’t reached the conference finals since 1995 and has been unable to make the playoffs twice in a row after succeeding in 2006 and 2007. The disappointment will be immense if the club doesn’t respond adequately this year.
« It’s honestly time for us to win the division two years in a row, go into post-season games and do the things that you say haven’t been done in a long time, » Prescott said. This is how you take steps. You have to accumulate the good years to achieve this type of course and give yourself a chance to succeed.
“We have a great team, good instructors and a great organization. We must now avoid stepping back, be superior to last year and take the next step.
The Cowboys’ first game of the campaign will take place on September 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.