Staubach: Cowboys Fully Behind Dak Prescott

The Cowboys believe in Prescott, Roger Staubach says, and he's capable of taking them "a long way"

Tiki and Tierney
October 29, 2019 - 6:58 pm
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Dak Prescott has had a solid NFL career thus far. He’s led the Cowboys to a pair of NFC East titles, and he has them atop the division almost midway through the 2019 season.

But can he win in the playoffs? Can he lead a team back in the fourth quarter? Can he become a legend?

Well, takes one to know one.

“I think Dak is a really good quarterback,” Hall of Famer and two-time Super Bow champion Roger Staubach said on Tiki & Tierney. “His own teammates, they really respect him. First of all, he’s a good athlete and he’s confident, but you got to transfer your confidence to your teammates, and he’s got that team behind him because he’s made big plays.”

Prescott finished 21-of-27 for 239 yards, two touchdowns (one pass, one rush) and one interception in a 37-10 win over the Eagles in Week 7. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Dallas, which lost to the Saints and Jets by two points in Weeks 4 and 6, respectively.

“He’s had a few rough moments,” Staubach said. “(Amari) Cooper got hurt in the game they lost to the Jets. I think he’s very capable of taking Dallas a long way.”

Cowboys fans hope that “a long way” results in a Super Bowl. The Cowboys haven’t won it all since the 1995 season.

“The seasons are weird,” Staubach said. “In ’71, we were 4-3, we had just lost to the Chicago Bears and everybody said we were finished. We won 10 in a row – and the Super Bowl. Dallas has got some good players. There seems like there’s more injuries today than the old days. Guys were bigger, maybe, and faster. They’ve lost a few key players. Every team has. But (the key is) really keeping guys healthy, too.”

Prescott has completed 70.6 percent of his passes for 2,123 yards, 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He’s also rushed for three scores.

The Cowboys rank seven in the league in both scoring offense (27.1 points per game) and scoring defense (17.7 points per game allowed). 

Dallas (4-3), fresh off a bye, plays the Giants (2-6) on the road on Monday Night Football. Kickoff is at 8:15 p.m. ET.