Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was a breakout sensation as a rookie in 2016, leading the team to a 13-3 record and an NFC East division crown. But when faced with the possibility of missing running back Ezekiel Elliott for up to six games, because of a suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, Prescott remains upbeat about his team’s offense.
“I don’t think this offense is going to be much different,” Prescott said. “The way our team is built, it’s kind of the way we played last year, just in the physical offensive line that wears people down. We’ve got great receivers to go make plays in the passing game. As I said before, no matter who we put in at running back, I think both of those guys have been Pro Bowlers in their careers. It really doesn’t matter.”
Elliott is having his appeal heard by the NFL this week, and the decision that follows could in part determine the fate of the team in 2017. Still, Prescott has offered his support to his teammate and is prepared to pick up the slack on offense.
“We talked a little bit before he left,” Prescott said. “Just sent him good luck this morning, not exactly knowing what he’s going through, but (offered) my support and just a quick message to him and hope it helped.”
The Cowboys have a tough early schedule, including games against the New York Giants, Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals and Green Bay Packers in their first six weeks.