Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman expressed the utmost praise for Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and his ability to lead Dallas to the playoffs this season.
Aikman, the last Cowboys quarterback to win a Super Bowl, explained the 25-year-old quarterback “carries himself like a real pro” and pointed to Prescott’s leadership as a main reason for the Cowboys’ success this season.
“I think sometimes when you start with the amount of money that’s involved when you’re paying these guys as franchise quarterbacks,” Aikman said, “I think you have to take a step back and really evaluate how they’re going to handle that and how they’re going to represent the organization to be the face of the club and Dak is one guy you just simply don’t have to worry about.”
.@TroyAikman on @Dak Prescott: “He’s a great leader, he’s everything you’d want him to be. I don’t know that there’s a more solid individual in the Natinoal Football League.” pic.twitter.com/ikqHdrJ5QN
— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) January 10, 2019
Aikman went on to say he doesn’t know if “there’s a more solid individual” than Prescott in the NFL and pointed to his ability to win games late as a reason that sets him a part from other franchise quarterbacks.
“He’s a great leader, he’s everything you’d want him to be,” Aikman explained. “I think that he has shown an ability to win games late.
“That’s a quality not everybody has and he’s shown to have that even in games when he has not necessarily played his best and I think that’s the greatest quality. It inspires his teammates. It lets them know that no matter what’s happening in the game that they can come back and win and they’ve done it. Last week was a great example of that.”
Prescott led the Cowboys to a 24-22 win over the Seahawks in the wild-card round. Dallas trailed most of the game and was down by four heading into the fourth quarter, but a late charge from Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott resulted in a two-point victory with two touchdowns that came in the fourth.
The Cowboys will travel to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday to face the Rams in the NFC division round with kickoff scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET.