OXNARD, Calif. – Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott understands that he has to continue to grow and improve as he enters his sophomore season in the NFL. With Prescott coming off one of the league’s best-ever rookie seasons, opposing defenses will be better prepared for No. 4. The schedule is tougher, the expectations massive.
As Prescott works during his second training camp in Southern California, he’s identifying progress he’s made in the last year and where he still needs to focus.
“It’s definitely just reps,” Prescott said. “I think what you’re getting is the game slows down the more you see it. I’ve gotten more and more reps. I’ve taken way more reps now than I’ve taken in training camp last year obviously. So, it’s been valuable to me in just recognizing what they’re doing to get through things faster.
“I made checks last year but now I’m making them sooner and recognizing what the defense is doing a whole lot sooner, getting to those calls and those checks as soon as I see it.”
After taking his regular good care of the ball during the offseason workout program, Prescott has thrown two in training camp in team drills and 7-on-7. The quarterback who only threw four picks as a rookie has talked about finding the right balance of trying different things in training camp so he has a better sense of when to take risks.
“One of them was definitely a risk versus reward,” Prescott said. “It was too risky, didn’t get any reward for it. And another, the defense made a good play. I didn’t necessarily get all of my throw into it…just an errant throw. The DB made a good play on it. A little bit of both. That’s…
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