Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott are being separated for the first time since they came to the Dallas Cowboys together as members of the 2016 draft class.
Elliott was the No. 4 overall pick, while Prescott did not hear his name called until the fourth round. They both have received big contracts, but one of them will no longer play for the team after the Cowboys decided to part ways with Elliott.
Prescott spoke about the departure of his friend.
“Being able to start this NFL career and share so many memories and grow up as men with this organization, I really can’t imagine taking the field without him,” Prescott said. “It’s something that I don’t know if it’s completely hit me yet.”
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Prescott is entering his eighth season with the Dallas Cowboys in 2023, and he knows the team needs to have a better sense of urgency in the months ahead if it hopes to win a Super Bowl.
He made that clear in the same interview.
“The urgency is now. It’s now or never,” Prescott told reporters Thursday. “It’s as simple as that. No sugarcoating it.”
During this offseason, the Cowboys have retained linebacker Leighton Vander Esch and safety Donovan Wilson while adding cornerback Stephon Gilmore in a trade with the Indianapolis Colts.
The team may end up signing free agent WR Odell Beckham Jr. which would pair him with CeeDee Lamb.
Dallas appears to be headed in the right direction.
Since Prescott took over as Dallas’ starting quarterback in 2016, the Cowboys have reached the postseason four times. However, the team has yet to get past the divisional round.
If Prescott wants to get that done, he is going to need to cut down on all of the interceptions he had last year. He could very well see himself gone from the Cowboys if he doesn’t deliver.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.