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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott surprised Dan Mullen took Florida job

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Dak Prescott isn’t shocked that Dan Mullen left Mississippi State — but he apparently didn’t think his former coach would be returning to Florida.

On Sunday, the former Mississippi State and current Dallas Cowboys quarterback also implied that money was the motivating factor behind Mullen’s return to the Gators.

Mullen was an assistant under Urban Meyer at Florida, which likely factored into the hiring. Everyone could see that Mullen, despite Mississippi State’s best efforts, was on his way out the door sooner rather than later.

Chargers DE rips ‘bum’ Dak Prescott on Twitter after win over Cowboys

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Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott took two Ls for Thanksgiving this year.

The Cowboys were thrashed by the Los Angeles Chargers 28-6 on Thursday in a game that saw Prescott throw for just 179 yards and zero touchdowns with two interceptions. After the game, Chargers defensive end Chris McCain kept the heat on the Pro Bowl signal caller, tweeting that Prescott was a “bum” and telling him to “watch his mouth.”

For what it’s worth, Prescott told the media earlier this week that the Chargers defense was “not the most talented,” per Jack Wang of the LA Daily News.

In addition to the two picks, Prescott also got sacked twice on Thursday and was held to a 60.6 quarterback ranking. He’s had a rough go of things lately, and you can bet that the Chargers are happy that they got the last laugh here.

H/T NFL Reddit

Cole Beasley defends Dak Prescott against Philly reporter’s criticism

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The Dallas Cowboys played their first game of the season without Ezekiel Elliott on Sunday, and they are hoping it was not representative of what the next five are going to look like. Dak Prescott struggled in the 27-7 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, and one NFL reporter does not think that was a coincidence.

Philadelphia-based reporter Howard Eskin feels that Prescott’s success early in his NFL career has been linked to Elliott’s dominance in the running game.

It might be unfair to conclude that Prescott is “not that special” without Elliott, especially since Sunday’s game was only the second that the two were not on the field together. That doesn’t mean Eskin is wrong, but Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley certainly disagrees with him.

“This is the dumbest s— I’ve ever heard,” Beasley wrote in response to Eskin’s tweet. “Dak is that dude.”

Eskin didn’t back down:

Prescott completed 20-of-30 passes for 176 yards and no touchdowns, and the entire Dallas offense looked out of sync. Elliott is an incredible talent and a focal point for the Cowboys, so adjusting to his absence will take time. If Prescott is truly nothing special without his star running back, Dallas is going to have trouble staying in the playoff hunt.

Fortunately for Eskin, Beasley isn’t quite as animated on Twitter as his wife. If that was the case, there would have been more than just one curse word.

Report: Dak Prescott signs with Dannon after they dropped Cam Newton

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Cam Newton lost at least one big sponsor this week in the wake of his sexist comments toward a female reporter, but the company that dropped him has already hitched its wagon to another star quarterback.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Dak Prescott has signed with Dannon Yogurt and is scheduled to shoot his first television commercial with the company later in the week. Prescott, who already has endorsements with Pepsi, Frito-Lay and Beats, has signed more endorsement deals this year than any other player in the NFL.

Newton will remain under contract with Dannon, but the company said it has begun the process of removing him from advertisements. The yogurt maker released a statement on Thursday condemning the remarks Newton made toward Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer.

While some say he should have done it sooner, Newton posted a heartfelt apology on his Twitter after receiving a ton of backlash for saying it was “funny” to hear a female asking a question about wide receivers running routes.

Dak Prescott: Cowboys ‘not gonna lose confidence’ after latest loss

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It’s safe to say that the Dallas Cowboys have not gotten off to the start that they would have hoped for, but quarterback Dak Prescott is not letting that dent his confidence.

Prescott said Monday in the wake of Dallas’s 35-30 loss to the Los Angeles Rams that the team was not going to lose confidence — but that he has to be better going forward.

Prescott had some issues with his accuracy in the loss, going 20-36 with three touchdowns and an interception. He played poorly in Dallas’s other loss as well, but has been solid overall — just not quite as good as he was last year to this point.

Dez Bryant, Dak Prescott score awesome touchdowns

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The Dallas Cowboys got touchdowns from Dez Bryant and Dak Prescott in their Monday night game against the Arizona Cardinals that were scored with incredible effort.

Prescott scored the Cowboys’ first touchdown with a 10-yard rush and leap into the end zone in the second quarter. He went airborne to score it and flipped into the end zone:

A quarter later, Bryant may have scored an even more impressive touchdown. Bryant’s TD went down as a 15-yard score. His effort after the catch and after contact was incredible:

You can’t say the Cowboys don’t have heart and effort. Those were incredible plays.

Dak Prescott takes responsibility after Cowboys get blown out

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was subjected to one of the most humbling moments of his young NFL career on Sunday as the Denver Broncos blasted his team 42-17. However, Prescott’s response to the setback will probably encourage the team.

Prescott said all the right things after the blowout, taking responsibility for the loss and sounding optimistic about a return to form.

Prescott’s poise was notable, especially after his coach singled him out after the defeat. The quarterback definitely didn’t play well, but he’s shown the mental fortitude to bounce back.