Dak Prescott is entering the 2019 season with a dominant mindset.
Speaking to reporters Sunday during his annual youth football camp, the Cowboys quarterback expressed his confidence in the team’s ability to defend it’s NFC East title this season as they prepare to open training camp in July.
“My expectations are high,” Prescott said, via the Dallas Morning News. “Not necessarily any ceiling on what I can do or what this team can do. It’s just been about work. Simply just working to get better in every aspect of my game, making sure my teammates are doing the same. We’re excited for the position we’re in.”
Prescott, entering his fourth season in Dallas and the last on his rookie contract, said earlier this offseason that he hopes he retires with the team that drafted him in the fourth round of the 2016 draft. His agent, Todd France, has reportedly floated out a range of $34 million per year on the heels of Carson Wentz’s record-breaking four-year, $128 million contract with the Eagles.
“I mean, I want to be a Cowboy forever,” Prescott said in May, via ESPN. “I think the people that are doing the deal feel the same way, so to me, it’s no rush. I know it will get done.
“It’s all generational money, life-changing money, so it’s just a blessing to be able to be in this position. But as far as the numbers are concerned, my focus is on the locker room, and that will all take care of itself.”
Prescott, who turns 26 next month, has completed 66.1 percent of his passes and thrown for 67 touchdowns to go with 25 interceptions in his career. Dallas has a 32-16 record in his starts and has made the postseason twice in his three NFL seasons.
The Cowboys finished last season with a 10-6 record and advanced to the divisional round of the playoffs, where they fell to the Rams.