Look: Dak Prescott Has Message For Cowboys Doubters
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Not everyone is convinced that the Dallas Cowboys will repeat as NFC East champions and push for a deeper playoff this year.
Dak Prescott is eager to prove any doubters wrong.
"It's all excitement where we are now. It is," Prescott said according to ESPN's Todd Archer.
"It's really a privilege to be the quarterback of this team, to be the leader of these guys, offense, defense, this coaching staff that we have.
And yes, all that being said specifically about us - you know what I mean? ,
What we have is lacking, keep writing, keep speaking. We are ready to play."
Prescott returned from an ankle injury and led the Cowboys with the NFL's most points and total yards in a 12–5 season.
Thus the bar is entering 2022, and the 29-year-old is also holding himself to an all-time high.
"I believe that high expectations lead to high results," Prescott said. "I think I'm my own biggest critic.
I am tough on myself. I'm always going to hold myself to extreme, ultra-high expectations more than I think anyone else can.
It's fun when you feel like other people have the same expectations from you."
The Cowboys would seek to become the division's first back-to-back champions since the Philadelphia Eagles won four consecutive titles from 2001 to 2004.
There is some doubt about whether the US team will be able to work.
Dallas traded star wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns and saw pass-rusher Randy Gregory turn him down at the last minute to join the Denver Broncos.
An offensive line that has already lost Conor Williams
And L'El Collins will now start the season for free agency without a left tackle on Tyron Smith, who went to the IR with a knee injury.
Prescott & Company has a chance to make a big statement out of the gate.
The Cowboys begin the season by hosting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday Night Football before facing the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2.