Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Sorry, Dak.

Dak Prescott is having an MVP-type season


I don't always admit when I'm wrong. Seriously, I just think it's just better to be stubborn, sometimes. But I was wrong on Dak Prescott. So wrong- and I have no problems admitting that one.

Even though the Cowboys took him in the 3rd round, I still believe they didn't expect what he's become. I don't think anybody but Dak and his Mama expected this, and maybe they didn't even expect this.

And the tape from Mississippi State didn't predict this, either. If anything, I expected him to switch positions in the pros, because I didn't think he looked like an NFL quarterback. Tight End? Yeah. QB? No way.

Oops.

When he was tearing it up in the preseason, I told everybody who was anointing him the G.O.A.T. to just pump the brakes a bit. I agreed that what he was doing in the the preseason was impressive, but let's just wait and see what happens when the regular season comes; when defenses aren't playing so vanilla.

Well, here we are, 10 weeks into the NFL season (would life fucking slow down, please!), and Dak has led the Cowboys to a 8-1 record.

Granted, having a potential league MVP in rookie, Ezekiel Elliot, doesn't hurt, nor does having arguably the best offensive line in league history, but still, Dak looks like he belongs, and doesn't look anything like a rookie.

Dak's leadership and poise is off the charts. He's garnered the respect of everybody on the team, even Tony Romo's best friend and surefire Hall of Famer, Jason Witten.

No doubt, the Cowboys, their fans, ownership, and the organization as a whole, still love Tony Romo. He's been one of the NFL's best quarterbacks- when healthy.

But what Dak is doing right now is making even the staunchest Romo backer admit that this is Dak's team.

And yes, there's still a lot of football left to be played, so I still say let it all unfold before we build a statue for Dak outside of JerryWorld, but from the looks of it, Dak, Ezekiel, and that offensive line seem to be firmly entrenched in the playoff hunt- even the #1 seed- as they are now.

So yeah, sorry Dak. My bad.

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