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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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WR Brice Butler Makes Waves With Controversial Comments

Kevin Brady

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Los Angeles Rams @ Dallas Cowboys: By the Numbers

Heading into this 2018 offseason, the Dallas Cowboys have to answer some critical questions about their wide receiver corps.

  • Is Dez Bryant still worthy of being labeled/targeted as a number one receiver?
  • Is Ryan Switzer ready to dethrone Cole Beasley as the team’s starting slot receiver?
  • What in the world do you do with Terrance Williams?
  • And, lastly, do you bring back last year’s WR4 Brice Butler?

Well, it appears that final question answered itself earlier this week.

Free agent wide out Brice Butler took to Fox Sports to voice his opinions on his future with the Cowboys, stating that if he isn’t going to be a starter, he isn’t going to come back at all.

“I think in this league, when you think about the business aspect, you’ve got to follow the money trail… Both of our starters made money. Terrance [Williams] just got paid last year. So there were times where I was like, ‘I’m making plays, aren’t we trying to win games? Why am I not on the field?’ But that’s the only thing that I can really think of.” -Brice Butler

Butler also made waves with a comment on Fox’s Undisputed, claiming that if given the same chances as Dez Bryant, he would have been more productive than Bryant was this season.

I am totally for a player getting the money he feels he deserves, and I wasn’t really “for” the Cowboys bringing back Butler anyway, but he probably sealed his fate In Dallas with his comments. This is the same team that cut Lucky Whitehead last offseason to send a message, and has tried to “clean up” their locker room with the “right kind of guys” lately, so it’d be hard to imagine them re-signing Butler now.

Even though I don’t think it’s that outlandish of a comment for him to make. I mean, why shouldn’t he want an opportunity to start somewhere? Unfortunately for Butler, I doubt that opportunity is in Dallas.

Plus, we all thought Butler should’ve gotten more chances during his time here, dating back to the disastrous season in 2015. And when he did get chances, Butler showed flashes of how valuable he can be.

Still, I think the Cowboys should draft a wide out to be their much-needed Z receiver, and signing Butler would just add to the log jam of pretty mediocre players at the position already.

Could Brice Butler have been more productive than Bryant? I guess we’ll never know. But it’s astounding how this rather average football team cannot help but make the news each and every day.

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Straight Outta Dallas: Cole Beasley Releases His First Rap Single

Mauricio Rodriguez

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Straight Outta Dallas: Cole Beasley Releases His First Rap Single
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During an offseason filled with concerns for Cowboys Nation, Cole Beasley sure helped fans take their minds off coaching changes, free agency and draft prospects for a moment. Bease took Twitter by storm when he tweeted a link to his first single as a rapper… yes, you read that right.

Cole Beasley: an NFL Wide Receiver by Day, Rapper by Night

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Listen to songs from the album 80 Stings – Single, including “80 Stings”. Buy the album for $0.99. Songs start at $0.99. Free with Apple Music subscription.

“ColdNation Records” is the name of the company Beasley created alongside music producer Victor Clark, to release his first single. You can listen to “80 Stings” on iTunes, Spotify and just about every digital store, as the tweet above mentions.

I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t know what to expect. But when I turned the volume up and played the song for the first time, I was surprised. It’s awesome.

When Beasley caught that football behind his helmet versus the Giants back in week 1, I thought “man, that’s it. Beasley can’t surprise me anymore.” Well, he proved me wrong.

“80 Stings” isn’t only performed by him, but also written by him.

It turns out Cole Beasley has been writing since he was in college. And if you already listened to the single, you know he’s awesome at composing, and his flow is actually very quick.

The whole song is pretty entertaining, but it does have some verses that stick out more than others. We all know Beasley has been an underdog his entire football career, so it comes as no surprise that he introduces himself as “Mr. Slept On”, for instance.

Throughout the song, the 28-year-old receiver shouts out his wife and his children (and the fact he’s saving money for when they go to college, something we had already seen him proudly mentioning on Twitter.)

Jerry Jones and Dak Prescott both got their own name-drops on Beasley’s “80 Stings”, too.

“But Sunday, Jerry’s boss now,

I’m a dog when Dak get the ball out,

Pull the sauce out…”

– Cole Beasley on his first single, “80 Stings”

The rest of the album, according to “Killa Beasley”, will be released this Spring.

Cole Beasley insisted this is just a passion and that in no way will it affect his football career. So, really… don’t worry about it. Just enjoy this awesome thing he decided to share with his fans.

This time of the season can be sort of stressing for Cowboys Nation. A lot of changes in the coaching staff that may not be the desired ones, a lot of players Dallas needs to bring back, and just the aftermath of a disappointing 9-7 season.

It’s nice to have something like this to talk about, for a few days at least.

From all of Cowboys Nation, congratulations on this achievement, Mr. Slept On!

Tell me what you think about “Straight Outta Dallas: Cole Beasley Releases His First Rap Single” in the comments below, or tweet me @PepoR99 and let’s talk football! If you like football and are looking for a Dallas Cowboys show in Spanish, don’t miss my weekly Facebook Live! show, Primero Cowboys!

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RG Zack Martin, DT Maliek Collins Undergo Successful Surgeries

Sean Martin

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With the NFL Draft, free agency, and of course the ongoing playoffs, providing so much for fans everywhere to focus on, it can be easy to forget that recovery is one of the most critical aspects of every team’s offseason. After the grind of a 17-week season, the Cowboys are recovering — both physically and mentally — as they slowly turn their attention towards building their 2018 roster.

Starting RG Zack Martin and DT Maliek Collins are both expected starters at their respective positions next year, and both players are now coming off of offseason surgery.

Zack Martin, whose name will remain in headlines through the spring as the Cowboys look to sign their franchise RG to a long-term deal, underwent successful elbow surgery. This will cause Martin to miss this month’s Pro Bowl, which he was named to for the fourth time in four years.

LT Tyron Smith is also not expected to play in the Pro Bowl.

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In what was an inconsistent season for the Cowboys’ offensive line in performance, health, and cohesiveness, Zack Martin and this minor procedure should be the least of Dallas’ worries. The expectation is, of course, that #70 will be just fine to lead the way for Ezekiel Elliott moving forward, and likely paid considerably more by the time he takes the field again.

For DT Maliek Collins, it was surgery on his left foot that was minor enough to wait until the offseason — although the injury did appear for Collins on the team’s weekly injury reports throughout the season.

With David Irving effectively losing his 2017 season — a four-game suspension followed by a lingering concussion — Collins was asked to play more of the 1T position in his second season with the Cowboys.

Overcoming a broken foot from his rookie training camp to flash real potential as a 3T in 2016, expectations for Maliek Collins had to be tempered once he transitioned to the less “glamorous” 1T spot.

Defensive tackle is not a position the Cowboys have invested in heavily during recent years, so monitoring the health of Collins, while deciding where he best fits Rod Marinelli’s scheme, will be important as we approach the draft.

Like Martin, Collins should also be available for April’s return to work for the Dallas Cowboys.

Tell us what you think about “RG Zack Martin, DT Maliek Collins Undergo Successful Surgeries” in the comments below. You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!

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