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What they’re saying: “We know Dak is one of the best QBs in this league”

Read what players and media had to say about the Cowboys’ win over Washington.

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Two games into the 2019 season and the Dallas Cowboys are sitting at 2-0 with both victories coming against NFC East foes. Dak Prescott is playing some of the best football of his career and Kellen Moore is making the offense fun and effective.

Scoring 31+ points and winning by double digits in consecutive weeks should not be easy, but that is how the Cowboys are making it seem.

With that, the Cowboys have a ton of excitement surrounding the team. Not only are they winning games, they look exciting — and very impressive — doing it. In fact, check out this stat regarding Dak Prescott:

Dak Prescott has been criticized by many since entering the league. Playing for America’s Team, that comes with territory. Many thought Josh Norman was critiquing Prescott’s week one performance, but the Washington defender clarified his comments following Sunday’s game.

“That’s my brother, that’s a kin,” Norman said. “Like I understand where he’s coming from. He’s going to get his when his time comes. He’s a great quarterback. All these guys that we play are. I just wish that media would respect that and understand and don’t try to twist people....It just really sucks when that happens.”

“It’s sad,” he said. “It really is sad, because you pit us against each other. You pit my brother against my other brother. You don’t have to do that...It’s horrible man, how everything gets switched around.”

Prescott said that he has “always been doubted” and that he “always accepts it”. The Cowboys signal quarterback has certainly done his best to prove his doubters wrong through two games.

His teammates are taking notice of that fact as well. All-Pro pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence said “that’s my quarterback” when told about Prescott’s remarkable finish to Sunday’s win.

Some national media commented on Dak’s 269-yard, three-touchdown performance:

It’s always fun to see a quarterback in his groove, and that is exactly what Dak was in versus Washington as he threw his fifth, sixth, and seventh touchdowns of the season. Ben Standig covers Washington for The Athletic and equated Prescott’s performance to “an NBA point guard just feeding open guys for dunks and jumpers”.

That is a pretty good comparison, as Prescott looked to be in control the entire game. Nick Eatman of The Mothership wrote that it was if Prescott was passing out candy to everyone.

Remember back in grade school when you would try to have a snack or some candy or maybe a soft drink, and the teacher wouldn’t let you have it unless you had enough for the entire class?

I’m getting the feeling Dak Prescott was the kid who brought enough for everyone. He definitely did that in these first two games. And to me, it’s the main reason the Cowboys are rolling like they are.

Dak is gaining more and more confidence — thanks in large part to Jon Kitna’s coaching and Kellen Moore’s play-calling — which is huge for both him and this team. Check out this graphic:

There has been a lot of praising for Kellen Moore — and for good reason. The quarterback-turned-play-caller has taken this offense to the next level. On the 51-yard bomb from Dak Prescott to Devin Smith, it appears that Moore took the play out of Jay Gruden’s book:

Ezekiel Elliott, who has wreaked havoc along with Prescott since both entered the league in 2016, told reporters on Sunday that “we know Dak Prescott is one of the best QBs in this league” and that “they can doubt all they want”. That’s certainly what you want to hear from one of your best playmakers.

Additionally, Amari Cooper believes that the offense can continue to have the kind of success that its had through two weeks, citing the team’s “good play-caller” and “good quarterback”.

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