After arguably the greatest rookie season for a quarterback in NFL history, you can’t blame Dak Prescott for wanting to stick to what works.
Prescott is entering his second campaign in a radically different position than he began his first. Tony Romo is gone, and Prescott is the Cowboys‘ unquestioned franchise quarterback who’s expected to lead Dallas on a Super Bowl run.
However, the sophomore won’t alter his approach to the game.
“Continue to do what got me here, don’t change a thing now,” Prescott said in an interview with Jeremy Schaap of “E:60,” according to ESPN’s Todd Archer. “I got here by hard work, trusting in others and being selfless, and I just got to continue to do that no matter what the circumstances are – (Romo) in the NFL; him not in the NFL; this is my team or not. Just continue to do what I’ve done.”
Prescott was 2016’s breakout star, bursting onto the scene with a spectacular season that earned him Offensive Players of the Year honors.
While there were reports of a strained relationship with Romo after the veteran returned from injury but ceded the starting job to the rookie, Prescott said the two exchanged text messages in April when Romo announced his retirement and his subsequent move into broadcasting.
“I really just genuinely hoped that he was happy,” Prescott said. “I hoped that’s what he wanted. As I said, he had a great career, so he can hang his hat on that. And going into CBS, getting to wear the suits every day, and getting to play as much golf as he wants, I hoped that he was happy.”
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