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The Cowboys Are Now Dak Prescott’s Team

A year ago this time, was expected to simply be competing for a roster spot. Most thought he would be QB3, others hoped he could overtake current backup for the QB2 role.

Neither happened.

Instead, Dak Prescott became the starting , the , and the projected franchise quarterback of .

The previous franchise quarterback, , has moved into , now broadcasting NFL games for . With Romo out of the locker room altogether, it is now on the young Prescott to take over the locker room in a full role.

Sure, there are other veterans like , , and still around, all of which are leaders. But we know how this works. The fans, the media, and to a certain degree the football team all look to the starting quarterback for direction and leadership, no matter how strong the rest of the locker room is.

Now, the entirety of this role falls the Dak Prescott's shoulders. And it appears he is ready for it.

Dak Prescott, Eagles

Prescott told The that being in his first as the full-time starter, he now “gets it,” and admits that it's time for his voice to be heard within the locker room. Veteran Jason Witten echoed those sentiments stating that Prescott has “earned that” right to leadership.

Even though he started all 16 regular season, and the only playoff game for the Cowboys in 2016, the shadow of Tony Romo loomed large all year. While the presence of Romo may have added extra pressure for Prescott, knowing that with any mistake there would be a faction of fans calling for a switch, Dak remained calm and excelled week after week.

Certainly, after such a fantastic rookie season in which Prescott overtook the starting role from a franchise legend, Prescott has shown he is more than ready to take over. Now, we must wait until year two begins on the field, to see just how well Dak has transitioned into this full-time role.

Spoiler alert: he's going to be just fine.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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