The quarterback is set to turn 30 at the end of July and knows his window to win a ring is getting tighter with every failed season. While he’s had a very good career as an NFL signal-caller, he’s still missing the one thing which would take his metier from good to great.
Speaking to the team’s website in a recent interview, Dak was asked if the urgency to win has increased.
“One thousand percent,” he admitted. “Just understanding injuries and what I’ve been [through] throughout my career and understanding that you don’t have forever to play this game. I’m blessed for every moment that I get. Just trying to take it with a sense of urgency.”
This should come as a relief to Cowboys fans, but they might wonder why he’s only now realizing this.
While he’s understood the responsibility, the QB is still keen on living in the moment and enjoying his football.
“I’ve always felt older I guess. Just being 30 doesn’t necessarily bother me,” he added. “Knowing that I am the old guy, going into Year 8, seeing some of the young guys, some of the rookies and seeing the difference in eight years.
“It’s fun and challenging at times, knowing that I stay connected and stay in the now with what’s cool and whatnot. But this game is beautiful. It doesn’t matter how old you are because you play this game like a kid.”
The soon-to-be 30-year-old has been with the Cowboys since they selected him from the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He ended his first season as the league’s Rookie of the Year and has been to the Pro Bowl on two occasions.
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