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Surging Dak Prescott: ‘I’m Just Comfortable In This System’

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Thanks to an offense that has more firepower than a West Virginia meth lab, the Dallas Cowboys are 2-1. They’re averaging 30 points per game, and the main reason for the Cowboys’ offensive explosion is quarterback Dak Prescott.

“I feel like I’m playing the best I’ve ever played,” Prescott told reporters after Monday night’s 41-21 win over Philadelphia.

Prescott, who was playing in his first home game since suffering a gruesome ankle injury last season, was nearly flawless. The $160 million quarterback continued his scorching start to the season, completing all but five of his pass attempts for 238 yards and three touchdowns.

“I think just getting hurt last year and having to sit back and watch football, a different perspective and just different ways people play this game. Going back, the experience obviously has helped, but just studying and preparing myself and then all the work that I’ve put in just to get back healthy, not only the leg but the shoulder and just this playbook,” said Prescott following the win.

A big part of Prescott and the Cowboys’ success has been the offensive system implemented by coordinator Kellen Moore, a system that Dak has grown comfortable with over the last few seasons:

“Obviously, the continuity and having Kellen (Moore) so many years, I’m just comfortable in this system and everything that is going on around me and having playmakers. That’s a credit to guys around me. The offensive line and the receivers, they make my job a whole lot easier.”

Prescott’s completing 77.5% of his passes and has a quarterback rating of 110. The eye-popping numbers haven’t been lost on head coach Mike McCarthy: “He’s obviously playing that position at a very high level right now.”

Dak’s next shot at a win comes Sunday when the undefeated Panthers visit Dallas.

Written by Anthony Farris

Anthony is a former high school basketball intramural champion who played a leading role in creating two offspring. He spends his weekends hoping for an MTV Rock N' Jock revival.

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