There are no words left to say at this point, the Dallas Cowboys have had an embarrassing few weeks leading up to the rookies reporting for the start of training camp. The list of crap that’s happened in the last 15 days alone doesn’t need to be repeated and the level of stupidity is mind boggling.
However, you know who hasn’t done anything wrong? The quarterback, and he’s been more in the limelight than any other player this off-season. Somehow, he has avoided any of the negative news that others haven’t escaped.
That seems extremely noteworthy. In the NFL, games are won or lost because of quarterback play and teams need a quarterback capable of making the right decision in those crucial moments. When the heat is on, you need your quarterback to remain calm and control the moment, not let it get too big for him. Instead of losing his cool, you need someone with good judgement to help you win games.
If we’ve learned anything in this past year, Dak Prescott is that man. He has stayed as far away from trouble as much as Zeke has gotten into it, and when the Cowboys need a leader, its Prescott the team will be following. Not any of the knuckleheads who seems to be in the news every other day for losing their tempers.
Some players may miss games because of their actions, but none of them are as important as Dak, Elliott included. Players follow their leader, for the Cowboys, that’s Dak Prescott. Dallas will go as far as Prescott leads them.
Ezekiel Elliott might be the more talented player, but he isn’t more important to the Cowboys. Although not anyone can run for 1,600 yards behind their offensive line, Darren McFadden did manage to hit the one thousand yard mark a few years ago, but it was the quarterback play that crushed the team during their 4-12 season. If the Cowboys lose Dak for an extended amount of time in 2017, expect a 2015-like year.
None of this can wipe the disgust of the off-season from the Cowboys’ face, but knowing your leader has taken care of business and has prepared for the year makes a big difference. There shouldn’t be any parties thrown for staying out of trouble, but it’s comforting to know that Dak Prescott is focused on football.
Training camp is here and the emphasis is now about what happens on the field. For some, that has always been the case. It’s just too bad the same can’t be said for the entire team.
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