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Dak Prescott Is Jason Garrett’s Perfect Quarterback

RJ Ochoa

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It is extremely difficult to find a flaw with Dak Prescott. I'm not necessarily trying to find one here, but if you were tasked with searching... it'd be difficult for you. Dak Prescott is humble, hardworking, disciplined, efficient, any and every glowing thing that there is is likely applicable to him. While Dak Prescott might appear to be perfect to all of us, it's to Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett that he truly is perfect.

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Dak Prescott has no plans to alter his approach entering his second season. https://t.co/0yUvbcf5fk

Dak Prescott did an interview with ESPN's E:60 - which aired Mother's Day morning, we'll have you updated here at Inside The Star when an online version becomes available - and the above quote was given to Jeremy Schaap during the collection of the interview. Think about Dak Prescott's final words there. "No matter what the circumstances are." Where have you seen those before, Cowboys Nation?

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Dak Prescott seems to have, from the very beginning, bought into Jason Garrett's philosophies.

We're all well-aware of the "Fight" mantra that Jason Garrett preaches to the Dallas Cowboys. The videos DallasCowboys.com put out prior to the 2016 Divisional Playoff Game against the Green Bay Packers were works of art. "Fight" is who these Cowboys are. It's the message that serves as the foundation of the Jason Garrett era.

The first "Fight" speech Jason Garrett ever gave came shortly before the 2014 season began. It's not a coincidence that since then the Cowboys have been to the Divisional Round twice, had two different quarterbacks challenge for League MVP, and had two different running backs lead the NFL in rushing... it's all about the mantra.

While many players who either still reside or who have gone on for different reasons certainly embody Jason Garrett's mantra... perhaps no one else personifies it more than Dak Prescott. Here are Jason Garrett's words from almost three years ago:

"So when they got to Training Camp on Day 1 out at Oxnard about three and a half weeks ago, everybody walked into their room and there was a t-shirt lying on their bed. It was navy blue, it was pretty simple. It had a star in the back on the nape of the neck and on the front of it - it had "Fight."

That's what we're gonna do. That's what we're gonna do.

What I try to impress upon our guys each and every day... all the coaches, all the players, all the staff... is that the most successful people in life, in all walks of life, they fight.

They fight for their teammates, they fight for their goals, most importantly they fight to be their best... regardless of what the circumstances are."

Regardless of what the circumstances are. No matter what the circumstances are. These are two lines of logic said by Jason Garrett and Dak Prescott almost three years apart. If anyone has completely bought in to Jason Garrett's philosophy it seems as if it's his star quarterback, the person who you would most want it to be.

You can't ask for perfection, and you can't ask for Dak Prescott. Whether you're Jason Garrett or your average Dallas Cowboys fan all you can do is ask for someone who's going to buy in and do whatever it takes... regardless of what the circumstances are. Thankfully for all of us, it seems like that is indeed Dak Prescott.

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7 Comments
  • Ed ✭

    Good article. GO COWBOYS!

  • Willie Rogers

    Dak will only grow & get better, he will master perfection soon enough.

    • Fletcher Terry

      Willie, as a Mississippi State grad,who has followed Dak’s entire career, he will get better each year. Looking forward to watching him with more of the Cowboys playbook this year

      • Willie Rogers

        Me too

  • dallas1966

    RJ , awesome article on Dak. I haven’t been this excited for the Cowboys upcoming season, since prior to the Cowboys 1992 season.

    RJ, I truly believe that Coach Garrett and Dak, are joined to the hip, in regards, to the Jason Garrett era, more so, than with Romo, because of Dak’s youthfulness.

    Great things, are finally, coming together, to make America ‘s Team, great again. I think Coach Jason Garrett and Dak, when it’s all said and done, will go down as the best coach and quarterback duo, in Cowboys lacacy, over Staubach and Landry, Aikman, Johnson-Switzer. How many Super Bowl rings, do this duo, acquire? It’s sky’s the limit. Jerry will have to build a larger Trophy Case, to add numerous Super Bowl Trophies.

    I also agree with Willie, in regards to Dak.

    Dak Attack!!!!

  • Travis Diggs

    Dak is more special than we really know. I know cowboys haters who like Dak. He made us forget about Romo in a good way I supported Romo his whole career but he just couldn’t get it done when it mattered or he was always hurt. Dak and Zeke reengerized Cowboys nation. We should be thankful for all the other qbs that went before him cuz we got the best one

  • Mr. Jaguar

    Prescott and Garrett are joined by the hip for the duration of both careers

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Is Terrance Williams Roster Spot Safe with Dallas Cowboys?

Sean Martin

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Is Terrance Williams Roster Spot Safe with Dallas Cowboys?

This will hardly be the last article written about the wide receivers of the Dallas Cowboys entering the 2018 season. However, we can only hope it's the last off-field incident that will factor into the difficult decisions the Cowboys will make on their final depth chart at WR. Yesterday, veteran Wide Receiver Terrance Williams was arrested for public intoxication after leaving the scene of a crash involving his Lamborghini.

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Cowboys WR Terrance Williams released a statement on his recent arrest detailing several facets of the incident: "I have always been an upstanding citizen and handled the situation the best way I know how.

Details concerning the severity of the incidents that led to Williams arrest remain somewhat unclear. His on-field production certainly has not been though, putting himself in an expendable position by failing to catch a touchdown in 2017 and only going for over 100 yards once.

Handling this Terrance Williams situation in whatever the "right way" is will be yet another critical decision the Cowboys make under Head Coach Jason Garrett. A team that has clearly valued continuity under Garrett, there is precedent for the Cowboys keeping a now-troubled player like Williams if the void he'd leave behind is too large.

It is widely believed that this is a Cowboys coaching staff working to keep their jobs in 2018. Losing Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, and Terrance Williams in one offseason may very well be too much.

Already dealing with a broken foot that expects to keep Terrance Williams out of football activities until training camp though, it is becoming increasingly easier for Williams to become forgotten about in new WR Coach Sanjay Lal's room.

New additions to this unit include FA signings Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson, along with rookies Michael Gallup and Cedrick Wilson. Joined by the likes of KD Cannon, Lance Lenoir, and Malik Earl, all of these receivers are going to stake their claims for a spot on the Dallas Cowboys before Williams even catches another pass from Dak Prescott.

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Once perceived to be fighting for positions below Hurns, Williams, and Cole Beasley as locks on the final 53 man roster, Williams' arrest is the epitome of "next man up" in Dallas. Even if Williams remains with the team in 2018 - as cutting him would only make moral sense for the Cowboys, not financial - his days as a starting receiver may very well be numbered.

As mentioned, this won't be the first look we have at the status of the Cowboys receivers. I'm already on record having high expectations for Michael Gallup, and believe Cedrick Wilson was one of the steals of the draft for the Cowboys in the sixth round. The unproven nature of this pass catching unit (through to TE with rookie Dalton Schultz) is going to make for fascinating training camp battles, competing for spots in an offense that could still be one of the league's best.

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BREAKING: Terrance Williams Arrested For Public Intoxication After Car Accident

Mauricio Rodriguez

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Will Terrance Williams be Back with Cowboys in 2018?

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams is in jail after crashing his car, a Lamborghini, into a light pole, per the Star Telegram. The incident occurred approximately at 3:00 AM, according to the reports and Williams, who fled the scene was arrested two hours later. He was arrested for public intoxication and was also charged for leaving the scene.

According to Clarence Hill, Williams was still in jail as of 11:30 AM.

Kate Hairopoulus, from SportsDay, reported that according to Frisco Police, the Lamborghini was found without a driver. After determining that the car belonged to the Cowboys' wide receiver, they proceded to arrest Williams near his residence, where he was riding an electric bicycle.

This certainly explains why T-Will wasn't arrested for DUI instead of public intoxication. Hairopoulus also reported that Williams has been released on a $369 bond.

Without much more details, Terrance Williams' future with the Cowboys doesn't look very promising as of right now. After hauling a lot of receivers during the offseason, the WR room in Dallas will feature a lot of competition.

Williams, who's recovering from a fractured foot and missing the offseason programs, has something to prove. Certainly, an accident like this doesn't help much his cause.

Here at Inside The Star, we'll keep you updated with more details about Terrance Williams' arrest.

Last updated at 2:20 PM CDT.

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WATCH: LB Jaylon Smith Moving Without Brace

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When the Dallas Cowboys shocked the world and selected linebacker Jaylon Smith early in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, most could not picture a day where he would be going through drills without a brace on his injured knee.

Well, as has been previously reported, that day is now.

New footage has emerged of Jaylon Smith moving laterally without the brace, posted to Youtube by "Cowboys Fan Club." And to say he looks smooth doing so would be an understatement.

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The 50 second video clip above shows Jaylon Smith looking rather explosive laterally, something we feared he may never be able to do again. When at his best Smith was able to utilize his athleticism and range, and if he can get those attributes all the way back the Cowboys linebacker group will be in very good shape.

Combining him with the athletic Leighton Vander Esch and consistent Sean Lee would be a solid trio of linebackers in 2018. Of course, there is a lot of time between now and the opening game against the Carolina Panthers, however, but it's okay to be excited about his progress.

Let's hope Jaylon Smith continues to progress as the offseason moves along and we inch closer to the 2018 season.


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