Dak Prescott... ever heard of him?
The Cowboys Rookie Quarterback has taken the NFL by storm. He's perfect in every way: on the field, in the community, during press conferences, Dak is the total package.
While we've seen Prescott answer questions in front of the media, we got to see him in a whole new light when he was opening packages of trading cards in an episode of Panini Unwrapped.
Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott dropped by Panini America HQ earlier this week while preparing for Sunday night's huge showdown with fellow rookie Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles. During his visit, Prescott was nice enough to sit down for a must-see episode of Panini Unwrapped featuring the new 2016 Prizm Football and 2016 Impeccable Football.
Panini is one of the top dogs when it comes to collectibles and trading cards in the sports world. Late in September they released some special edition cards pertaining to Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. This episode (12 minutes totally worth your time) is awesome from start to finish. Dak is far more of himself than what we've seen in his standardized press conferences and interviews. Some highlights include:
- When told he's playing like a seasoned vet, Dak says he has a good team around him that helps him.
- Dak refers to Jason Witten as the Greatest Tight End of All-Time and that Witten's demeanor makes you want to do better on and off the field.
- He shows praise for both Giants Receiver Sterling Shepard and Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz.
- Dak says he has not had a chance to meet Emmitt Smith personally, but Emmitt Smith is Dak Prescott's favorite Dallas Cowboy of All-Time. He says that if Zeke keeps doing what he's doing, maybe he can be talked about with him.
- Dak says that Cole Beasley can't be covered and that he is a master of the sauce! Dak goes on to say that Cole is one of his better friends throughout the building and that they're always spending time together.
- Dak was asked if anything has surprised him with everything that's happened so far this season and had the quote of the episode:
"I think everything that's happened on Sundays and throughout the season is just a tribute to what we do every day at The Star up there in Frisco and we've got a great chemistry within the team. Everybody I feel like wants to hang out outside of football... on our off days we're getting together and it's a bond we're creating that's just showing on the field on Sundays. We honestly believe the sky is the limit at every position for every guy as long as we keep playing together."
- When discussing nerves Dak says, "I get nervous at practice more than I do in the game."
- Dak says the best word to describe this whole experience is "fun."
- Broncos Quarterback Paxton Lynch was Dak Prescott's roommate at the combine, Dak calls him a funny guy.
- Later in the episode Dak reiterates that Emmitt Smith is his favorite Cowboy of all-time and that he has yet to meet him personally. "I'm waiting for you, Emmitt!" is what he says cheerfully.
- Dak signs his own card at the end of the episode, making it the first hard-signed prism card of his that exists.
Throughout the whole episode Dak is incredibly charming, funny, and incredibly humble. He is a genuinely great person and someone we should all be extremely grateful for.
BREAKING: Dallas Cowboys Sign Free Agent Safety George Iloka
The Dallas Cowboys have reached a one-year agreement with Safety George Iloka, according to ESPN's Todd Archer. Iloka spent 2018 with the Vikings after six years with the Bengals.
He's started 79 of his 99 career games since being a fifth-round pick by Cincinnati in 2012. Iloka turns 29 years old next week.
The Cowboys have agreed to a one-year deal with safety George Iloka, according to a source. Iloka met with the Cowboys on Friday and was the third safety to meet with the club during the week along with Clayton Geathers and Eric Berry. The Cowboys have... https://t.co/JB5nJLWepc
This isn't the safety that most Cowboys fans wanted. After over a year of pining for Earl Thomas, sights turned to Eric Berry after his free agent visit in Dallas last week.
However, it makes sense that Iloka would be attractive to the Cowboys. At 6'4" and 225 lbs, he fits the physical mold of what Defensive Backs Coach Kris Richard likes in his players. He also is younger than than Berry and Thomas without the same recent injury issues.
Iloka becomes one of many Boise St. products on Dallas' roster, joining Tyrone Crawford, DeMarcus Lawrence, Leighton Vander Esch, and others. He entered the league with college teammates Crawford and Kellen Moore, the Cowboys' new offensive coordinator, in 2012.
We'll have to wait and see how George Iloka fits into the current mix at safety with Jeff Heath and Xavier Woods. He spent most of 2018 as a backup with Minnesota, but Dallas will likely give him a chance to start.
BREAKING: Cowboys Sign Ex-Packers WR Randall Cobb
According to multiple sources, the Dallas Cowboys have signed former Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver Randall Cobb to a one-year deal to help bolster their depth at the WR position and potentially become Cole Beasley's replacement.
Cowboys are giving former Packers' WR Randall Cobb a one-year, $5 million deal, per source. https://t.co/8KWFPjSP8T
The Dallas Cowboys met with Randall Cobb earlier this week, but he eventually left Dallas without a contract. He must've had a change of heart or just needed time to ponder the Cowboys offer, but regardless of what transpired in that short time he is now part of America's Team.
During his time with the Packers, Cobb accumulated 470 receptions for 5,524 receiving yards and 41 touchdowns. The eight-year veteran will now be expected to replace some of Cole Beasley's production out of the slot for the Dallas Cowboys.
After years of watching Beasley as the Cowboys slot WR, it will be really interesting to see Randall Cobb in that role. He's not as quick twitched as No. 11, but can be just as dangerous due to his ability to be more of a down the field receiver. He also brings added value in the return game and could compete with Tavon Austin to become the return specialist.
This could mean the Cowboys forgo drafting a wide receiver early in the 2019 NFL Draft, but I wouldn't put it past them. Regardless of what happens, this is an excellent addition.
Welcome to Cowboys Nation Randall Cobb!
REPORT: Dallas Cowboys Re-sign Long Snapper L.P. Ladouceur
L.P. Ladouceur is returning for his 15th season as the Cowboys' long snapper. The veteran free agent was re-signed by Dalals today to a one-year deal.
Thanks to Jason Witten's one-year sabbatical with Monday Night Football, Ladouceur has now been with the Cowboys for more consecutive seasons than any current player. He just turned 38 last week, but Louis-Philippe remains one of the top long snappers in football.
The Cowboys have signed long-snapper L.P. Ladouceur to a one-year deal worth $1.03 million and $90,000 in bonus money, but he will count $735,000 against the cap. This will be Ladouceur's 15th season with the Cowboys, tying Ed "Too Tall" Jones, Mark... https://t.co/2iDsi6RX7e
Retaining Ladouceur is an underrated move for the Cowboys given their situation at kicker.
Brett Maher was only 80% accurate overall on field goals last year. The team could be considering an upgrade in free agency.
Whether they bring Maher back or try someone new, having a long snapper with Ladouceur's performance perfection will make things much easier for them.
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