First-year players for the Dallas Cowboys 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 playoffs.
Ezekiel Elliott, Maliek Collins, Anthony Brown, and especially Dak Prescott 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.
This is really only natural considering that there’s more game film out there now of Prescott running an NFL offense. Teams are starting to get a grasp on his strengths and weaknesses. They are starting to game plan 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 odds were against him.
The game last week against the Minnesota Vikings 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 defense 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.
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