ESPN's Dan Orlovsky says the on-field reaction to Dak Prescott's injury changed his opinion on the QB's future
The on-field response to Dallas Cowboys’ QB Dak Prescott’s serious leg injury on Sunday changed Dan Orlovsky’s opinion about the former Mississippi State star, and his future in Dallas.
Beyond Xs and Os, and even a box score, Orlovsky spoke about team culture and how Prescott’s teammates showed they care about him. Orlovsky made these points on Monday’s “Get Up” show on ESPN.
Prescott was hurt at the end of a run in the third quarter on Sunday against the New York Giants when his right ankle bent awkwardly as he landed on the turf.
“I don’t think there’s any chance that Dak Prescott plays anywhere else but Dallas next year,” Orlovsky said. “I would not have said that Saturday. Saturday I would have said, see what happens withe season, the expectations are really high. He’s had some struggles in the first half of games. After that moment yesterday and watching that team respond to him, and their emotion, there is no chance that he is not back as their starting quarterback next year.”
Orlovsky left open the possibility that Prescott could receive the franchise tag, or a long-term extension of his contract, but added, “that first snap is going to be taken by Dak Prescott.”
What’s the price tag of culture?
I’ll admit it-I didn’t know @dak teammates loved him as much as they do. I was blown away by yesterday in the midst of tragedy-if I ran a team I’d gladly take him as my QB. @dallascowboys will do the right thing @getupespn pic.twitter.com/ScDoz7Y75m
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) October 12, 2020