Jon Kitna calls Cowbyos QB Dak Prescott a ‘rare individual’
Dak Prescott may not be the most talented quarterback in the NFL, and he may not post eye-popping numbers, but he has been renowned for his leadership ability ever since he took over as the Dallas Cowboys’ starting signal-caller in 2016.
As for how good Prescott can become? Cowboys quarterbacks coach Jon Kitna says that no one knows for sure, but also lauded Prescott as a person in general:
“I don’t think anybody knows that,” said Kitna, per Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk. “He’s a rare individual. He’s a rare individual from the physical standpoint, the mental standpoint, the experience standpoint, the leadership, I mean, on down the line. Playing in Dallas, with all that comes with being the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, he embraces all that. He doesn’t shy away from it. I don’t think you want to even try to put limits on what that would be, on what his best is. It’s going to be fun over time to watch it happen.”
Prescott is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he threw for 3,885 yards, 22 touchdowns, and eight interceptions while completing 67.7 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 96.9 en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.
The 25-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Mississippi State, was originally selected by Dallas in the fourth round (135th pick overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft and was pressed into unexpected starting duty during his rookie year as a result of an injury to Tony Romo.
Prescott went on to make the Pro Bowl in his first season, leading the Cowboys to 13 wins in the process.
This past year, Dallas won 10 games and captured the NFC East division title before losing to the Los Angeles Rams in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.