More

    Have Teams Figured Out How To Fluster Dak Prescott?

    First-year players for the deserve a lot of credit as to the reason why this team is on an impressive 11 game winning streak and has already clinched a spot in the .

    , , , and especially have been simply outstanding so far in 2016 and they all look like centerpieces for the organization for years to come.

    I don't know about you, but I've kind of been waiting for these rookies to hit that “rookie wall” for some time now. Fortunately, they are all still playing at a very high level and there really are no signs of them slowing down anytime soon.

    Dak Prescott has arguably been the biggest surprise and has really looked more like a veteran QB then a player in his first year in the NFL. He has been unflappable so far, which is why the Dallas Cowboys are the first team in the NFL to clinch a playoff spot.

    Having said that though, it looks as if teams are starting to figure out a way to fluster the rookie QB just a little bit these past few games.

    Cowboys Headlines - Have Teams Figured Out How To Fluster Dak Prescott?This is really only natural considering that there's more game film out there now of Prescott running an NFL . Teams are starting to get a grasp on his strengths and weaknesses. They are starting to ways to make things as difficult as possible for the young signal caller.

    Defensive coverages are starting to get more complex and more pressure packages are being dialed up to make #4 have to make quicker decisions with the ball. Unfortunately, things are only going to get more difficult from here on out, especially once the Cowboys get in the playoffs.

    Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not saying that Dak Prescott is going to fold under the pressure. In fact, he has continued to find ways to win games when the were against him.

    The game last week against the was evidence enough that Prescott can make just enough plays at the right time to give his team a chance to win the game.

    The Vikings have arguably one of, if not the best in the entire NFL. This is the caliber of defenses the Dallas Cowboys will see in the playoffs and it was encouraging to see how Prescott performed, despite continuously being put in bad down and distances the majority of the game.

    This was exactly the type of learning experience that Dak Prescott and the rest of the young Dallas Cowboys needed to put things into perspective.

    When faced with adversity, you have to continue to grind things out. You never know what the outcome will be in the end.

    Teams may be starting to figure out how to fluster Dak Prescott a little more, but fortunately he's not the only one suiting up for the Dallas Cowboys.

    The Dallas Cowboys offense is well-balanced with playmakers all over the field. Prescott can neither win or lose a game by himself. He has his teammates to lean on when times get tough and there is no reason to believe this team can't continue to overcome any obstacles in their way.

    Things may become a little bit more difficult for Prescott, but his unflappable nature will be why this year's team will be a force to reckon with the rest of the season and especially in the playoffs.

    Do you Agree or Disagree?

    Please feel free to use the comment section below to share your thoughts and opinions on this topic.

    spot_imgspot_imgspot_img
    Brian Martin
    Brian Martin
    Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

    Latest

    Micah Parsons and Zack Martin lead Pro Bowl voting for Cowboys

    The Pro Bowl has become an afterthought recently, but...

    Week 13 Preview: Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys

    The Dallas Cowboys are home again this week as...

    Are the 2022 Cowboys better than the 2021 Cowboys?

    This topic should be interesting. I know that the...

    Do the Cowboys really need Odell Beckham Jr?

    Free agent WR Odell Beckham Jr. is set to...

    Newsletter

    Daily Cowboys News in Your Inbox
    Name:*
    Your email address:*
    Please enter all required fields Click to hide
    Correct invalid entries Click to hide

    Trending Now

    Will Jalen Tolbert suit up again this season?

    The third-round pick out of South Alabama has been...

    Reasons why the Cowboys have the best defense

    Out of all the 32 NFL teams, it's always...

    Fantasy Outlook: It’s Hard to Trust any Cowboys Player Next Season

    I am already looking forward to my fantasy football...

    Micah Parsons is fed up with NFL officiating

    Anyone who perused the tweets related to Sunday's game...

    The Star: Getting Inside the Dallas Cowboys New Home

    The Dallas Cowboys star logo is one of the...

    Cowboys Reveal New Uniforms for Week 17 vs Titans

    Another uniform emerges for the Dallas Cowboys to wear...

    Cowboys Nostalgia: Before Jerry Jones

    25 years ago Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys...

    Why are the Dallas Cowboys Considered “America’s Team?”

    The Dallas Cowboys are one National Football League team...

    A deep look at how the Cowboys destroyed the Vikings

    While still absolutely thrilled over last week's dominant victory over the Minnesota Vikings, it's a good idea to take a look at what happened...

    Dak Prescott shines in statement win over Vikings

    The Dallas Cowboys made a statement yesterday by beating the 8-1 Vikings 40-3. The Cowboys dominated from the coin flip. Micah Parsons set the tone...

    DAL 40, MIN 3: Cowboys throttle Vikings on both sides, improve to 7-3

    Behind an explosive offense and a tenacious defense, the Dallas Cowboys dominated the Minnesota Vikings 40-3 at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Cowboys (7-3) racked...

    6 COMMENTS

    6 Comments
    Oldest
    Newest Most Voted
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments
    Ray S

    We need to stop giving credit to the QB for wins simply because they are the QB. Dak didn’t figure out how win the game despite his struggle, the team figured out how to win despite no passing game from their QB. Dak played a terrible game and they won in spite of him not because of him. This the same golden boy Kool-Aid swilling mentality that lead to the decision to play him over Romo once Romo was healthy. The Boys have had a soft schedule so far but Dak has a shown that if you can put pressure on he does not play well. The media calls this poor play proof of his greatness because the team still won. That is Kool-Aid drinking at its best People are to easily impressed that he has been able to play well with a great running game, a clean pocket, great receivers and a defense that steps up when needed. If you can’t play in those conditions you shouldn’t be a QB in the NFL. Can he do what Romo did in 2014 when he went into Seattle or when he beat the Saints in the Super Dome? Can he throw for 4 TDS and 400 yards if he needs to? Playing a rookie over a QB who is one ring away from a gold jacket is baffling and when the Cowboys have to play better teams they are trouble. Ask yourself what is Dak’s best game against a team you expect to make the playoffs and then ask why you think he is ready to play Seattle in the NFC championship.

    Russ_Te

    There is a natural phase of course for a rookie or new-starter QB where defenses amass enough film on him to figure out tendencies, then it is up to the player to adjust again in response. Good reason to draft someone with football smarts and poise for the position.

    So in that aspect I don’t worry much about Dak’s next phase of development. The coaches have given him a laundry list for his game so far in 2016 – going back to mini-camp, and all he does is accept that coaching and implement it.

    With respect to heavy blitzing or exotic blitzing & coverage packages, Dak has already been seeing that of course and it is absolutely up to team offense to handle it. Up front & blocking RB have to do their best job to ID and stone blitzers, Dak has to read it instantly, and then somebody has to become the hot receiver. Nothing is worse than seeing a kitchen sink blitz that you can’t fully pick up, and then nobody broke off their route to give your QB a chance to get a completion against it.

    And of course when you do that right, you can often get a big play out of it. So, bring it… ;^)

    Byron Jordan

    The defense gets the most credit for the win over Minnesota, but Prescott had a 108.3 passer rating. The real problem with the offense was that the plays on 1st&10 were mostly runs that mostly kept getting stuffed. The play calling did not adjust to what Minnesota was doing. Nothing against Elliott, Minnesota was obviously keying on him on 1st&10. There were 17 1st&10 plays. 11 were Elliot rush plays; 6 for 2 or less yds, 2 for 4 yds, 1 for 6 yds, & 2 for 10+ yds. Dallas kept getting into obvious passing downs against Minnesota’s #2 in the NFL pass defense. It is amazing Prescott did as well as he did. There was a called run on 1st&goal at 8 yds that Prescott checked off to a TD pass to Dez Bryant.