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Cowboys’ Dak Prescott promises to ‘work harder’ moving forward

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It’s been a weird season for the Dallas Cowboys. With Ezekiel Elliot, Amari Cooper and Dak Prescott on the roster, “America’s Team” was expected to be one of the top teams in the NFC.

To the Cowboys credit, they are in first place in the NFC East. It just so happens that a 6-6 record is all it takes to top that division.

The Cowboys did start 3-0 on the season but have since been both disappointing and inconsistent. The team’s most recent loss, a Thanksgiving Day matchup against the Buffalo Bills, prompted Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott to make a promise to fans.

“When it’s times like this, it’s more lead by example. Talk is cheap, right?” Prescott said. “We’ve talked a lot. We’ve talked a bunch and got ourselves right to where we are. In a moment like this, I say hell with the talking and I’m going to do more. I’m going to work harder. And if you’re a young guy looking for somebody to figure it out, how to do it, yeah, look at me and some of these other guys because that’s exactly what we’re doing — putting our head down focusing and doubling down on ourselves.”

Prescott, a 2016 fourth-round pick out of Mississippi State, is enjoying arguably the best year of his four-year NFL career thus far. The 6-foot-2 quarterback has thrown for a league-leading 3788 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Obviously, those stats haven’t necessarily led to wins for the Cowboys which is exactly why a frustrated Prescott’s statement makes sense.