There’s a word I’ve been using a lot this offseason pertaining to the 2016 Dallas Cowboys – arrogant.
The thing about arrogance is, if it’s justified, it’s not necessarily stupid. It’s just pompous. The Dallas Cowboys have — through one preseason game — somewhat justified some of their offseason arrogance.
In 2015, Tony Romo had more collarbone breaks than the Cowboys did wins without him. Putting things nicely… that’s pathetic. Dallas paraded the clumsiest, least coordinated, and most inaccurate people that have ever thrown a pigskin through the quarterback position last year, and do you know what lesson they learned from that?
Do it again.
Lesson Not Learned, Oh Well!
The Cowboys saw Kellen Moore’s inability to win a game as the Cowboys QB and said, “Well golly, I bet he could do it in 2016… even though he’s never done it before and nothing suggests he can… This makes sense… America’s Team!” and we were all left stunned.
Imagine that you and I went out for a boat ride (I’ll bring some fun music don’t worry… hope you like the Cast of Glee) and the boat sank. That would really suck. It’d be a horrible experience. Now imagine one year later I asked you to come out again… and I had done nothing to fix the boat.
That’d be pretty stupid, right?
The Cowboys boarded the “S.S. Minnow Moore” when they headed out to Training Camp, intent on scribbling his name underneath Tony Romo’s on their depth chart. When Kellen suffered an injury that will likely cost him his season, Dallas turned to their 4th Round Draft Pick – Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott.
Thanks to Dak’s great play (let’s remember it is a preseason game, so we don’t get carried away) in Sunday’s preseason-opening loss, it looks like the Cowboys might have potentially struck gold. Weird.
Yes, assuming Dak’s career will display some of what we saw this past Sunday, the Cowboys might have found Tony Romo’s heir… but they did it totally, completely, and absolutely indisputably on accident.
The Road To Dak Prescott
Obviously the lone survivor from 2015’s quarterback fiasco was Kellen Moore. He was the first option for the Dallas Cowboys to back up Tony Romo in 2016. Seriously. People sat down in a room, suggested this, and then agreed that it was a good idea. This really happened.
It should be noted that the Cowboys did learn a teeny bit from 2015. They potentially wanted Jared Goff or Carson Wentz with the 4th Overall Pick, but thanks to some pre-Draft trades, those options were taken away from them.
Never fear! Jerry Jones is here! The Owner, President, and General Manager of the Dallas Cowboys then set his sights on the consensus third-ranked quarterback in the available crop – Paxton Lynch.
After being unable to swing a trade to land a Star on Lynch’s helmet, Jones & Co. decided to look elsewhere for a potential quarterback puppy; the 4th Round.
It was well-known the Cowboys were about to take Michigan State’s Connor Cook with the 101st pick, until the Oakland Raiders bailed them out. Ultimately, the Cowboys took Dak at #135, making Prescott the eighth quarterback selected and — seemingly — the perfect one for us.
Better Lucky Than Good
The Cowboys “Luck’d” into the 2016 season when Lucky Whitehead took the opening kickoff to the house for a touchdown against the Rams. Where the Cowboys really got lucky was that everything they tried to do in terms of quarterback planning went awry and that it all led to a young man by the name of Dak Prescott.
Dak Prescott has us all excited. We’ll see if he really is worth the hype. But for now? He’s our #QuarterDAK.