Why Dak Prescott should not play another preseason snap
After solid performances in his first two preseason games, the Dallas Cowboys should use extreme caution and not play Dak Prescott another snap until Week One.
Through the first two preseason games, the most impressive thing about the Dallas Cowboys has been how good their starters have looked. The Dallas defense has looked outstanding, and the offense has been extremely effective on the ground and through the air.
One of the most impressive players this preseason has been quarterback Dak Prescott. Over the first two games in limited playing time, Prescott has completed 13 of 18 passes, for 125 yards, and two touchdowns. Leading the first-team offense the Dallas quarterback has looked outstanding, and the Cowboys should learn from their history and not play Prescott another snap this preseason.
Just two short years ago the Cowboys traveled to Seattle to take on the Seahawks in their third preseason game. Tony Romo was the Cowboys starting quarterback and played in the game. As everyone knows, Romo suffered a back injury that kept him out almost all of the 2016 season and leading to him losing his job to Dak Prescott.
Although the 2016 season turned out well for Dallas in the end, they can not follow the same mantra this year. Prescott playing in the final two preseason games is too much of a risk for Dallas without much of any reward.
Prescott has played at a high enough level so far this preseason that there is no reason for the Cowboys to need to see anything more of him before week one at Carolina. With the injuries on the Cowboys offensive line to Travis Frederick and Zack Martin, it makes even more sense not to play Prescott at all the rest of this preseason.
If Dak has to out with a backup offensive line that is without Martin and Frederick, too much can go wrong for him to play. Although he is not the most talented player on the roster, Prescott is the most valuable player on this Cowboys team. If he is injured, you might as well throw the season in the bag.
If the Dallas Cowboys are smart, they should trust Dak Prescott and his solid preseason play so far, and he should not take another game snap until week one at the Carolina Panthers.