OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dak Prescott‘s best exam nonetheless as a new face of a Cowboys came dual days after owners Jerry Jones once again announced that all Dallas players will mount for a inhabitant anthem and even pronounced they wouldn’t be afforded a choice of staying in a locker room.
The star quarterback didn’t postponement or stammer. He didn’t stop himself to cruise what his peers competence think. He done it transparent he will stand, and doesn’t cruise it’s right to do otherwise.
“Whether we was wearing a star or not, either we was personification for Jerry Jones, Stephen Jones or any other owner, we trust in what we trust in and that’s that,” Prescott pronounced Friday in his initial event with reporters during training camp.
Jerry Jones reason his common camp-opening news discussion Wednesday, and pronounced his common things about a anthem, and afterwards some. Son Stephen Jones, executive clamp boss of personnel, suggested a day after that a Cowboys would cut any actor who stayed in a locker room.
The choice of staying off a margin was partial of a process owners authorized in May, though was put on reason not prolonged after The Associated Press suggested that a Miami Dolphins would cruise suspending players adult to 4 games for kneeling or differently protesting during a anthem.
Just as he did when he showed adult dual years ago as a overshadowed third quarterback on Tony Romo‘s team, Prescott offering his opinion seemingly and simply, and in so many words. There are large some-more people listening now.
“He knows how critical that is to be one of a faces of a group and he always does accurately what you’d expect, to a script,” descent coordinator Scott Linehan said. “It’s not forced. It’s usually partial of him.”
Prescott transposed an harmed Romo in 2016 and had one of a best rookie seasons for a quarterback in NFL story while heading Dallas to an NFC-best 13 wins and eventually promulgation Romo into retirement.
Now 15-year parsimonious finish Jason Witten and authorization touchdown locate personality Dez Bryant are gone. The former Mississippi State standout is a heading voice, and not hesitating to use it.
“I’d never criticism during a anthem, and we don’t cruise that’s a time or a venue to do so,” Prescott pronounced while adding that he reputable a right of others to protest. “We know about amicable injustice. I’m adult for holding a subsequent step, whatever that step might be for movement and not usually kneeling.”
Prescott didn’t have any evident specifics for that village action, though it’ll be a few months before he can combine on it fully. Right now he’s perplexing to get a Cowboys behind to a playoffs after his encore fell flat.
Dallas missed a postseason during 9-7 final season, dark by a quarrel over a six-game cessation that Prescott’s associate rookie sensation, using behind Ezekiel Elliott, finally had to offer median by a year.
“It was usually a lot of mental mistakes, a lot of things that we feel like we don’t routinely do,” pronounced Prescott, who had 13 interceptions a year after throwing usually 4 while environment an NFL rookie record for passer rating. “I feel like we suspicion a lot about opposite things final year within a games and that’s something I’m going to try to eliminate.”
The Cowboys are unproven during parsimonious finish and receiver after Witten late and a Cowboys motionless to recover Bryant in a cost-cutting move. Cole Beasley has a longest Dallas reign among a receivers, and Terrance Williams is a usually other pass-catcher who was on a register for Prescott’s rookie season.
“Really final year was a struggle. He had some breakdowns during other spots that done it tough on him,” Beasley said. “Good or bad or ugly, he’s a same chairman by and through. That’s what we wish from your quarterback. Because that’s how it is in games.”
Elliott doesn’t have a probable cessation appearing this season, and during a impulse an descent line that was an emanate a year ago is healthy with a new square in second-round collect Connor Williams. The former Texas actor is operative as a starting left ensure in camp.
Not prolonged before entrance to California, Prescott spent time with some of his untested receiving corps in Florida. Now he goes about reckoning out life but Witten and Bryant.
“We’re past that,” he said. “We had a whole (offseason practices) and minicamps to kind of get over that stage. Those are guys I’ve pronounced before we can’t replace. But when we get out here, we usually see a youthfulness that we have, how immature this group is and a energy.”
With a new heading voice.
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