It may seem like just yesterday that Dak Prescott was taking over for Tony Romo as the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. This season, however, will be Prescott’s fourth in the NFL. While he has always embraced a leadership role as the team’s quarterback, Prescott recently told Jon Machota of The Dallas News that he has made changes to his style of leadership, starting this offseason.
“I’ve always been vocal,” Prescott told Machota. “I can probably say this year I’ve been more stern. Not necessarily mean, but I expect a lot from these guys, especially guys that have been here. And I want them to expect the same from me.
“I’d be pissed if they weren’t calling me out for it, if a guy blows a route or something like that. I’d be mad as hell if they don’t call me out for it.”
It appears that many of Prescott’s teammates feel the same way.
“With some guys,” Prescott explained to Machota, “I’ll be like, ‘What are you doing? Are you all right? What the hell is going on? You don’t do that. You’re better than that.’
“It’s simple as that. It’s been great. Great response from it.”
Prescott and the Cowboys are hoping to improve upon a 10-6 mark and Wild Card win last season.