Strongside/Weakside: Dak Prescott

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Having assumed the role after Tony Romo’s injury during the preseason, Dak Prescott is expected to open the NFL regular season as the first rookie quarterback to start for the Dallas Cowboys since 2004. Is he any good?


  • Not currently injured for next 6-10 weeks
  • Arm strength allows him to sneak ball into tight spaces between two receivers
  • Possesses both physical and mental toughness needed to play behind Cowboys offensive line
  • Exposed to pro-style legal system during college
  • Really embracing term “serviceable”
  • Should have at least one or two more chances to fill in for an injured Tony Romo after this opportunity


  • Less experienced than teammates, having only been arrested once
  • Still needs to work on establishing tension with Dez Bryant
  • Previously ran
  • Struggling to master all of team’s intricate drug terminology
  • Not old enough to remember Cowboys’ storied legacy that he’s under pressure to live up to
  • Earned ringing endorsement from owner Jerry Jones