Former Dallas Cowboys head coach and current Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips sees quarterback Dak Prescott as being flawless.
Wade Phillips started his NFL career over 40 years. The former Dallas Cowboys head coach is known for being a defensive guru. So he’s been studying quarterbacks longer than most players in the league have been alive.
Currently the defensive coordinator of the Los Angeles Rams, Phillips is scheduled to face off against the team he coached between 2007-2010, the Cowboys, this Sunday. And in preparation for the matchup, the 70-year old native Texan has done his homework on this current version of America’s Team.
And the old ball coach had a hard time finding any weaknesses when it came to the play of second-year quarterback Dak Prescott.
"“[Prescott is] really playing well,” Phillips told Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “He doesn’t throw interceptions. He makes big plays, running the ball or scrambling and throwing it. I don’t see any flaws in him.”"
That’s high praise from the man most responsible for the Denver Broncos defense that wrecked the Cowboys in Week Two. Phillips was Denver’s defensive coordinator the last two seasons, helping the Broncos win a Super Bowl title in 2015.
The son of legendary coach Bum Phillips is now at the helm of a Rams’ defense that ranks 22nd in the NFL, 11th against the pass and a lowly 28th against the run. It’s clear Dallas will look to gain success on the ground in this matchup.
As for Prescott, the reigning offensive rookie of the year, has completed 67 of his 107 passes for 689 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions through three games this season. Dak’s 62.6 completion percentage ranks 21st in the league. And his 88.9 quarterback rating is the 18th best in the NFL.
Last season, the Dallas Cowboys fourth round selection out of Mississippi State shocked the league. Starting in all 16 games for America’s Team, Dak Prescott threw for 3,667 yards, 23 touchdowns and four interceptions while leading Dallas to a 13-3 record.