Colin Cowherd explains why Cowboys’ Dak Prescott is due for a setback in 2017-18

Colin Cowherd isn't optimistic about Dak Prescott in 2017.

The Dallas Cowboys haven't had an ideal offseason, and Colin Cowherd believes the the team's struggles off the field could mean trouble for young quarterback Dak Prescott.

Four Cowboys have been arrested this offseason, and the most recent was linebacker Damien Wilson.

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"I just worry about a 23-year-old quarterback—it's hard enough to lead at 23—this now surrounding him," Cowherd said.

Cowherd said he really likes Prescott as a quarterback, but he had several advantages last season as a rookie that might he won't have in 2017.

Cowherd cited Dallas' offensive line, which is the best in the league, and the presence of a veteran like Tony Romo were big advantages for Prescott. He also had Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield, who had one of the best rookie seasons in NFL history.

Prescott will still have a great offensive line and Elliott, but he won't have Romo to rely on for veteran support. Cowherd pointed out how Prescott won't have a fourth place schedule since the Cowboys won the division last season.

The competition will be tougher, and the target will be on the Cowboys after the success they had last year. They are in an improving division, and the Cowboys don't exactly have the most stable environment.

Also, Prescott is the middle of an autograph controversy where he has been accused of using a machine to sign his autograph on certain football cards.

The Cowboys will still be favored to win the NFC East and make the playoffs, but it's easy to understand why Cowherd and others are skeptical given the troublesome offseason in Dallas.

Dallas still has plenty of young talent on both sides of the ball, so Prescott might be able to build on his success from last year. But there's reasons to be alarmed for Cowboys' fans.

(h/t SEC Country)