Head Over Heels for Dak: 5 Things Being Said About “Legendary” Cowboys QB After Wild Card Win

by | Jan 7, 2019 | Articles, The League, The Team

For Dak Prescott, the most important outcome of Saturday’s 24-22 Wild Card win over the Seahawks was the opportunity to advance to the Divisional Round of the playoffs. But there’s no escaping the fact that Dak’s huge plays in the 4th quarter to lead the Cowboys to victory was the opportunity to once again silence his critics and show that he finds ways to win when the game is on the line.

Postgame, teammates, coaches and Cowboys’ leadership were effusive in their praise of Dak. The quarterback certainly has his doubters, but none of them wear a star on their helmet.

Here are “5 Things Being Said About Dak following the Wild Card Win”:

01.

RB Zeke Elliott

“It’s simple, he’s a grown-a$& man. I’m glad to be his teammate. He’s a hell of a leader, hell of a player. I can’t wait to go win some games with this guy. He led us to this win tonight.”

During Dak’s postgame press conference, when told of Zeke’s comment, Dak laughed and replied, “I feel like I’m a grown-a$& man just in general, whether I am paying like it or not. I’ll take that as a compliment!”

But Zeke had more to say about Dak, calling the quarterback’s play “Legendary, he came out there and made plays when we needed him, especially in the running game. I mean, whenever you see a quarterback run like that and break tackles — he’s done it a couple of times this year – it really is tough for that defense. So, I mean, Dak came out there and he played his tail off.”

02.

RG Zack Martin

Regarding Dak’s 16 yard run up the middle late in the 4th quarter in which he dove/tumbled to set up the game-winning touchdown, “That sums up Dak Prescott. He’s going to do whatever it takes to help us win. Any time you see your quarterback throwing his body around like that to do whatever he can to help us win, it’s inspiring for our whole offense. At the end of the day, he’s a winner. He wins. I wouldn’t want anyone else being our quarterback.”

03.

WR Amari Cooper

On Dak’s dive on the draw play, and whether or not he wishes the quarterback played with more caution, “I want Dak to be Dak, and that’s who he is.”

“I’m excited. It’s big. I’ve been in the league for almost four years and I see how hard it is to make a run or even get to the playoffs. When you do get to the playoffs, you have to put your best foot forward.”

04.

Head Coach Jason Garrett

“He’s just a rare guy, a rare guy. His leadership, his toughness, just his way and his spirit, it’s like none other. Somehow, someway, he was going to figure it out for us. In that situation at the end of the ball game when it’s 3rd and 14, you don’t really anticipate making that. Somehow, someway he was going to find a way to get it done. I thought he did it throughout the ballgame, I thought he was outstanding, made the big plays when they were there, made a lot of little plays in the game. Didn’t really make any critical errors in the game and obviously showed up, throwing it and running it at critical moments.”

05.

Team Owner, President, and General Manager Jerry Jones

“Bottom line, I didn’t need that last drive to be proud that we drafted Dak or Zeke. “(Dak) won this playoff game, he took it on his shoulders … Dak can do those flips, he can do it all.”