Charles Davis: Cowboys Better Hurry Up And Sign Dak Prescott

NFL Analyst Praises Dallas' QB Performance In Week 1

Tiki and Tierney
September 11, 2019 - 8:45 am
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) celebrates his third quarter touchdown with quarterback Dak Prescott (4) against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium

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Dak Prescott put the Dallas Cowboys on notice following his Week 1 performance against the Giants. 

Prescott led the 35-17 drubbing of the Giants, throwing for 405 yards and four touchdowns en route to the team's first win of the season. And he did it with the uncertainty revolving his future in Dallas. Prescott is set to become a free agent following the season. Ever since Ezekiel Elliott signed his deal to become the league's highest-paid running back, all eyes turned to what Prescott's next contract will look like and when the two sides would agree to a deal.

NFL Analyst Charles Davis praised Dak Prescott for his impressive performance. He joined Tiki & Tierney on Tuesday to discuss why the Cowboys shouldn't wait much longer to reach an agreement with their franchise quarterback.

"How about Dak and his performance with the contract looming? Because a lot of guys when you’re dealing with contracts stuff, you don't play quite as well," Davis said. "He actually put them in a position where they better hurry up and sign him before the number keeps going up.

"It's phenomenal is how [Prescott] does it. He's had that ability to do it since he was in Mississippi State when you think about it. Remember guys; at one point Dak Prescott is a starting quarterback at Mississippi State. There's no disrespect to them. I've played in the SEC at Tennessee ... but Mississippi State, you don't think of as a perennial power. You think of [them] as a good program at times. They were No.1 in the country with Dak Prescott. He went into LSU, beat LSU on a night no one saw that coming. He compartmentalizes pretty well."

Eagles QB Carson Wentz signed a six-year; $154 million deal in June. Rams QB Jared Goff signed a four-year extension worth $134 million last week. Prescott's price could arguably fall within the same range as some of the other rising stars in the league. 

Davis says that the Cowboys finally look like a Super Bowl Contender, which owner Jerry Jones has been propping them up to be despite Dallas' offensive line previous injury issues. 

"That offensive line didn't get a ton of work in preseason because they were nursing guys through," Davis said. "You've always got to be aware of Tyron Smith and his back. I think Zack Martin is dealing with that. He came out of the game once they had it in hand. You get Travis Frederick back from the Guillain-Barré syndrome, which is - if you've ever had anyone close to you that went through that - it's amazing to me that he's back and snapping the football and smacking people in the NFL. When you see what you’re seeing, this is phenomenal ... this is a good team and rightfully so they should feel that way."

Click below to listen to Davis' interview in its entirety.