Dak Prescott: Cowboys would be ‘crazy’ not to think SB is in reach
The Dallas Cowboys had a season for the ages in 2016. And Dak Prescott, the rookie quarterback who led the Cowboys to a 13-3 record, believes the team would be “crazy” not to think its capable of taking the next step into Super Bowl glory.
The Cowboys of course came up short of a Super Bowl berth last season, losing to the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs. But Prescott, with a full year of experience under his belt — with the same being able to be said about Ezekiel Elliott — believes it’s sensible for the Cowboys to dream big heading into the 2017 NFL season.
“I hope everyone in the league has the same goal of playing in the last game and winning it, so that’s the obvious factor,” Prescott said, via The Dallas News. “We would be crazy if we said we didn’t think we could get there. Right now, it’s about working. It’s about putting that in the back of our mind and just getting better.”
It’s hardly surprising that a player on a contending team would boast of Super Bowl aspirations in the summer months. After all, other than the league’s bottom-feeders, a majority of teams would will say a Super Bowl berth is the ultimate goal. This point was picked up on by Cowboys veteran tight end Jason Witten.
“I think our team has an understanding, ‘Yeah, we’re good guys, we’re talented,'” Witten said. “There’s a good mixture of young, prime veteran players, but it’s bigger than that.
“I think this team kind of understands it this time of year. But 31 other teams are working their tails off today too that are preparing to compete for a championship. We have to earn that.”
Dez Bryant said last week that this iteration of the Cowboys is the most talented team he’s ever been on. That said, there’s no reason to expect Dallas not to be in the mix to represent the NFC in Super Bowl LII. While innumerable developments can derail a potential Super Bowl berth, that’s essentially all that Prescott was saying.