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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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5 Dallas Cowboys Make 2019 Pro Bowl Roster

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The Dallas Cowboys will be well represented in the 2019 Pro Bowl. Last night, five players were named to the NFC roster: RB Ezekiel Elliott, OT Tyron Smith, G Zack Martin, DE DeMarcus Lawrence, and CB Byron Jones.

Dallas tied the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints for the most players to the NFC team. However, the Los Angeles Chargers led all teams with seven players making the AFC squad. The Chiefs and Steelers had six players each.

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Congratulations to #DallasCowboys @Byron31Jump, Tyron Smith, @TankLawrence, @thegob70 and @EzekielElliott who are #ProBowl Bound!

Byron Jones is the only first-time Pro Bowler among the Cowboys. He's been one of the best cornerbacks in football this year, switching back to the position after a few years playing safety.

This will be the second-straight Pro Bowl for DeMarcus Lawrence, who remains among the league's most feared pass rushers. It's also the second trip for Ezekiel Elliott, who went as a rookie but missed last year's game with his suspension issues.

Pro Bowl fixtures Tyron Smith and Zack Martin return for the sixth and fifth-straight years, respectively. For Martin, it preserves his streak of making the team every year since he came into the NFL.

Even with these five players being named, you could argue that Dallas deserved a couple more. Rookie LB Leighton Vander Esch has been one of the top defensive players in the league this year. And WR Amari Cooper, once he got to Dallas, has been as productive as any receiver in football.

That aside, congratulations to Zeke, Tyron, Zack, Tank, and Byron for making this year's team!



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Maliek Collins Playing Excellent for Cowboys Defense

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For the Dallas Cowboys on the interior, a lot of the news consistently surround the availability of Defensive Tackle David Irving, but Maliek Collins is playing excellent right now. While I'm willing to be very patient with Irving because of the elite talent he brings, Maliek Collins should continue to start for the Dallas Cowboys at 3-technique defensive tackle.

Collins has been a player that the Cowboys have bounced between the nose tackle and the 3T position with the hopes of getting their best players on the field, and because of the lack of a consistent presence at the 1-technique or nose tackle position. Well, with Antwaun Woods taking control at the 1T, Collins has been able to play at the position where he's at his best. The 3-tech.

He hasn't put huge numbers in the sack column this season, but that doesn't mean he's been absent from being the disruptive player he's been through his first two and a half seasons.

During the Dallas Cowboys five game winning streak, Maliek Collins has led the Dallas Cowboys defensive tackles in total pressures with 13, according to Pro Football Focus. PFF combines sacks, quarterback hits, and hurries into their "pressures." Collins hasn't recorded a sack during the winning streak, but he has four quarterback hits and nine hurries. He's tied with Tyrone Crawford for third in total pressures behind DeMarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory over the last five weeks.

Over the last five weeks, Collins leads the defensive tackles in solo tackles with five and is tied with Crawford and Antwaun Woods with three run stops on defense, according to Pro Football Focus. Collins has also has two tackles for loss in the last five games and recovered Tyrone Crawford's force fumble on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Collins had six sacks in his rookie season when he played primarily as the 3T, which allowed him to see more one-on-one blocks against opposing interior offensive linemen. Especially with the way the rest of the defensive line is playing.

With the Cowboys on the road to face the Indianapolis Colts this week, Collins is going to have a tough matchup with a very good Colts offensive line, in particular, rookie Quentin Nelson. Collins ability to get pressure on Andrew Luck on the interior is a huge key for the Dallas Cowboys this week. We know that Gregory and Lawrence will get their pressures, but if Andrew Luck is able to step up into a clean pocket, it will make for a much more challenging game for the Cowboys secondary.

Collins has proved to be up to any task over the last five weeks and if he's able to keep playing at such a high level, he'll make the Cowboys coaching staff, and the rest of Cowboys Nation forget about using other defensive tackles. For the Cowboys to make a deep push in the playoffs, they'll need Collins to be a big time player for them moving forward.



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Amari Cooper Wins 2nd NFC Offensive Player of the Week Award of 2018

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For the second time in just three weeks, Dallas Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Cooper scored three touchdowns, including the game winner in overtime, to lead the Cowboys to victory last Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. He has 10 catches for 217 yards, which led all NFL receivers last week.

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After his record-setting performance during week 14, @AmariCooper9 is the FIRST #DallasCowboys to win NFC Player of the Week twice in a season! → https://t.co/kvBDIeOgBd #ProBowlVote #ProBowlVote #ProBowlVote #ProBowlVote #ProBowlVote #ProBowlVote

As the official website stated, Cooper is the first Cowboy to win the award twice in the same year. He's also the first Cowboy to be named Offensive Player of the Week since Ezekiel Elliott in 2016.

Before this year, Elliott was the only Dallas player to win the Offensive award in three seasons. Cooper has now done it twice in three weeks.

Since being traded to the Cowboys, Amari Cooper has amassed 40 catches for 642 yards and six touchdowns.

His wasted time in Oakland may keep Cooper out of the Pro Bowl this year, but he's already become a fan favorite in Cowboys Nation. Congratulations to Amari for another well-deserved award!



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