Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott has wowed the Cowboy faithful in his first two preseason appearances. But despite all the high praise, the front office types are backing away from naming him as Tony Romo's clear backup.
Prescott completed 10-of-12 for 139 yards and two touchdowns against the Los Angeles Rams, and followed that by connecting on 12-of-15 for for 199 yards and two touchdowns against Miami Friday. Executive vice president Stephen Jones says it takes more than just playing well in a couple of preseason games.
"It's the full body of work," Jones told the Star-Telegram. "Not just two preseason games. Minicamps. It's the practices. It's everything."
"That's hard to say," Jones said. "It's preseason. It speaks for itself. So far he's done a really nice job leading the team. I think he is being productive. His production speaks for itself. It's still preseason. We will have to continue to evaluate his progress."
Prescott, himself, says that while things appear to be coming fairly easy to him on the field, it's really a direct result of all his hard work behind the scenes.
"I don't think 'easy' is the word," Prescott said. "It's the work I put in through the week. I've got great veterans, great coaches and that puts me in a great position to be successful on the field. I'm thankful for that, but a lot of hard work goes in for that."
Enjoy all things sports?
Don't miss a story! Sign up for daily stories delivered to your inbox.