According to Dallas Cowboys QB coach Wade Wilson, second-year quarterback Dak Prescott is too dialed in to suffer from a sophomore slump.
Despite posting one of the best rookie seasons by a quarterback in NFL history, by the very definition, Dak Prescott has played just one year of professional football. So, trying to project his career from such a small sample size is fruitless. Basically, the fourth round selection by the Dallas Cowboys out of Mississippi State last year still has much to prove.
While quarterbacks like the Miami Dolphins’ Dan Marino, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger and the Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson all had spectacular rookie campaigns and continued to trend upwards, there are plenty examples of the opposite.
So, one of the biggest questions surrounding the Cowboys this offseason is will Prescott suffer from a sophomore slump in year two? Well, according to Dak’s quarterback coach in Dallas, Wade Wilson, the 23-year old is so dialed in just trying to improve, a slump is not even a consideration.
"“I think it’s a real thing, but I don’t think it’s a real thing with Dak,” Wilson told USA TODAY Sports earlier this week when asked about a possible sophomore slump. “He is just so dialed in. He’s so motivated. His intangibles are off the hook. I don’t even think it’s a concern for him.”"
Even if Dak Prescott plays well in his second season as a NFL quarterback, it will still be hard for him to duplicate those rookie results. Last season, Prescott threw for 3,667 yards, 23 touchdowns and, amazingly, just four interceptions. His passer rating of 104.9 was the third highest in the league last season above All-Pro quarterbacks like the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers and the New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees. Talk about setting the bar high.