Dak Prescott reveals how he feels about Cowboys' chances heading into 2022 season

The Cowboys won the NFC East last year before they were bounced in the playoffs wild card round.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Dak Prescott reveals how he feels about Cowboys' chances heading into 2022 season

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott insists he is "very optimistic" about the team's chances going into the 2022 season. Last season, the Cowboys easily won the NFC East after finishing with a 12-5 record. But the Cowboys have lost several key players on offense this offseason, most notably Amari Cooper, La'el Collins and Connor McGovern.

While the Cowboys have seemingly gotten weaker on offense, their competition has gotten stronger. There hasn't been a back-to-back NFC East champion since 2004, but Prescott seems confident that the Cowboys can change it this year.

"Very, very optimistic," Prescott said on Peter King's podcast, via CBS Sports. "Because of the team we had last year and because of what we went through, the way that we've handled it moving forward, I think we're in a better position this year than we were last year.

And I know some guys have gone and some guys have left and went to other teams, but that's the nature of this business."

Prescott 'very confident' in the Cowboys

The Cowboys have maybe suffered several key roster losses this offseason, but Prescott believes they still have a great group of guys, capable of making some noise.

"What we have built here, the core, the leaders, mixed with a great group of young guys who are hungry to make names for themselves and get in this league running," Prescott said. "I feel very, very confident about where we are and excited about where we are and am just ready to keep building and get this thing rolling." After trading Cooper and losing Cedrick Wilson and Malik Wilson, the Cowboys sustained another blow after the newly-signed James Washington suffered an injury.

Going into the season, the Cowboys are facing concerns regarding the wide receiver position. When Prescott was asked the concerns regarding the Cowboys' quarterback rook, he didn't sound too worried. "I do what I'm asked to do being the quarterback of this team.

Anytime you're playing this position, you know your responsibilities to get other guys to come with you, to get guys to be locked in, be disciplined," Prescott said. "No different whether the receiver corps is old or young, they look to me for answers and I look to them to communicate and be on the same page, and we'll continue to do that and continue to grow."

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