It was just a few weeks ago that the Dallas Cowboys saw one of their longtime front office figures immortalized in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Gil Brandt finally got what was a long time coming.
Mr. Brandt has an eye for talent that will be at the top-shelf for as long as football is played. The people he was able to find for the Cowboys is a large reason why he now has a bust in Canton. The point is - what he says holds some value, and on Wednesday what he said was very interesting.
“My prediction is that the Cowboys are going to go to the Super Bowl this year, but win the Super Bowl.”
It’s fair to believe in the Cowboys. They have one of the best rosters in the NFL on both sides of the ball. Obviously there is some doubt from people when it comes to the quarterback position, Ezekiel Elliott’s holdout, and everything in between, but none of that seems to matter to Brandt.
In fact, Mr. Brandt believes the Cowboys can still seriously contend even without Zeke. He also believes that one day Dak Prescott will be regarded among some of the best quarterbacks to ever play for the organization.
Ben Rogers: “Can they win, without Zeke?”
Gil Brandt: “Yea I think they can. Number 36 is not a bad football player. And I think that they’ve got a really good... this is probably the best team that I’ve seen them have. They’ve got a pair and a spare every place. They’re going to have a hard time cutting down because they’ve got some really good players on this team that aren’t going to make it. And I think the quarterback is vastly underrated. I think he’s a heck of a football player and a much better person. And I think he’ll go down in history of the city of Dallas as being right there with Staubach and Meredith and Aikman and all those guys.”
These are some pretty big words from someone who doesn’t necessarily throw them around all too lightly. So much of how Dak Prescott is regarded just in the near future is going to depend on how he plays this season, count Gil Brandt among those that thinks he will do quite well.