Dak Prescott Says He’s The “Smartest” Rookie QB In The League
If rookie quarterback Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys is short on anything, it isn’t confidence.
After an injury riddled 2015 season where Tony Romo had multiple issues involving his clavicle, things were looking up this year for the veteran undrafted QB. Then came the preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks, where Romo was scrambling out of the pocket and tackled awkwardly by Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril.
Shock hit the sports world as Romo immediately grabbed for his back, but eventually got up and walked over to the sidelines under his own power. After an MRI, a broken bone in his back was discovered and it was announced he would miss 6-10 weeks to start the 2016 NFL season.
Enter dynamic rookie QB Dak Prescott, who’s been killing it in the preseason so far. He is ever so confident about his ability to lead the Cowboys while Romo is out.
“Knowledge-wise, I think I’m the smartest quarterback that came in this class,” Prescott recently told USA Today. “I would love to go on the board and go head to head with anybody else. That’s how I feel. That’s how confident I am.”
“The offense we ran at Mississippi State was nothing short of an NFL offense,” Prescott said. “The only thing that was different is that we didn’t go under center. I swear to you, in [pre-draft] visits, every play they showed me, I could name it. We just called it something different. At another team I visited, they ran the exact same stuff we ran.”
If the rookie leads the Cowboys to a winning record as Romo recovers, what will happen when Tony’s medically cleared to play again is the next question.