Cowboys QB Dak Prescott makes Mac Jones’ day with passionate take on rookie quarterback
It does seem that the New England Patriots will take a while before they finally get it together on the field with Mac Jones as their quarterback. The jury is still out for Jones, but he’s steadily become more and more stable under center. Even Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott took notice of Jones’ progress and positive qualities after leading America’s Team to a 35-29 win in Foxborough in Week 6 of the 2021 NFL season.
Peter King of NBC Sports spoke with Prescott following the Cowboys’ road win against New England and the signal-caller made sure to prop up the former Alabama Crimson Tide star.
“Those two things that you just said, honestly, are the two most important things to be really good at this position. You gotta be able to take a lick and not flinch and make the play when the hard hit’s coming. And when you have a bad play or an interception and the game changes right there, you gotta have the water-down-a-duck’s-back mentality. Let it go. It’s over. Mac’s got that. I really like what I see out of him. He’ll be a good quarterback for a long time.”
Jones finished the game with 229 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns while completing 15 of 21 throws. He got intercepted by Trevon Diggs late in the final quarter, but Jones was able to bounce right back by tossing a TD pass to Kendrick Bourne. The game would go to overtime after Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein’s game-tying field goal before Prescott sealed the deal with a touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb that gave the Cowboys their fifth win in six games.
The Cowboys’ signal-caller knows how tough it is for rookie quarterbacks in the NFL, especially those who are playing for teams with a rich tradition of winning — a scenario where Jones is in right now exactly.
As for the Patriots, they will look to get back in the win column in Week 7 against the New York Jets at home.