Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has been on fire this preseason and he will get his shot to play in the NFL after Tony Romo suffered a broken bone in his back earlier this week. It certainly seems like he is confident in himself going into the season.
Prescott spoke with Lorenzo Reyes of USA TODAY Sports and talked about his abilities both on and off the field. He said that he is one of the smartest players in the 2016 draft class.
“Knowledge-wise, I think I’m the smartest quarterback that came in this class,” Prescott said. “I would love to go on the board and go head-to-head with anybody else. That’s how I feel. That’s how confident I am.”
In the Cowboys’ three preseason contests, Prescott has gone 39-50 with 454 yards and five touchdowns. He is certainly capable of being a talented quarterback in the NFL and it might have a lot to do with the type of offense he ran at Mississippi State.
“The offense we ran at Mississippi State was nothing short of an NFL offense,” Prescott said. “The only thing that was different is that we didn’t go under center. I swear to you, in (pre-draft) visits, every play they showed me, I could name it. We just called it something different. At another team I visited, they ran the exact same stuff we ran.”
Romo will likely return to the starting role when he gets back from his injury, but if Prescott lives up to his preseason hype, there is reason to believe the Cowboys would start to usher in the next generation of football.