A big leap forward, or the dreaded “sophomore slump.”
As far as predictions for the season go, it seems like those centered on Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott are tied to one outcome or the other.
Last season’s Offensive Rookie of the Year will either take his game to another level, or he’ll struggle to build on that success now that NFL teams have a year’s worth of film on him.
One NFC scout is buying the former.
This scout, whose identity was kept anonymous, told Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman that he can see Prescott “getting literally twice as good as he was last season.”
What does that equate to?
Speaking strictly about individual accolades, the scout told Freeman that he sees Prescott beating out Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in “a tight MVP race.”
That’s right — league MVP.
For what it’s worth, Freeman writes that “this scout has nailed a lot of these MVP races before.”
Meanwhile, in Oxnard, Calif., Prescott is busy identifying progress he’s made in the past 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.”
Sounds like a player who’s only going to get better, right?
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