Dak Prescott Fantasy News

Friday, September 14, 2018, 6:54pm

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (groin) took full practice reps all week. The full practices indicate that Prescott will be good to go for Week 2.

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 6:39pm

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (groin) took full practice reps again Thursday. The full practice indicates that Prescott will be good to go for Week 2.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 6:58pm

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (groin) practiced fully Wednesday. The full practice indicates that Prescott will be good to go for Week 2.

Cowboys tell QB Dak Prescott 'to go play'

Saturday, August 11, 2018, 1:09pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott tucked the ball under his arm and picked up a 12-yard run in this week’s preseason opener against the 49ers, and coach Jason Garrett liked what he saw.

Asked if he tells Prescott to take fewer risks of getting hit during the preseason, Garrett said Prescott is under no such orders.

“No, we don’t tell him that,” Garrett said. “We tell him to go play.”

Fantasy Impact:

The story said that's risky to do in a meaningless game, especially with guys like Derrius Guice and Deon Cain already lost for the season. But Prescott's fantasy value could get a boost—as long as it doesn't result in injury—if he ends up taking off running a lot this year.

Cowboys using committee approach in passing game

Monday, August 6, 2018, 10:14am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Cowboys have chosen to go with a committee approach at wide receiver and tight end, hoping quantity can make up for the quality of the work Dez Bryant and Jason Witten put together for so long. Somehow the group has to make up for the 132 receptions, 1,398 yards, and 11 touchdowns Bryant and Witten combined for in 2017.

Related players: Allen Hurns, Deonte Thompson, Terrance Williams, Tavon Austin, Blake Jarwin, Geoff Swaim, Dak Prescott

Fantasy Impact:

The story said seven padded practices into training camp is hardly enough time to make a conclusion, but the passing game so far has not had the juice it has had in the past with Bryant and Witten on the field. OC Scott Linehan admitted in the story it's a work in progress and the team is not where they want to be. Prescott was quoted as saying they are still trying to gain chemistry.

Cowboys WR Cole Beasley expanding route tree

Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 1:48pm

Dallas News - [Full Article]

WR Cole Beasley will be a key player for Dallas to re-establish what it's calling a "Dak-friendly" offense. In the slot in 2016, Beasley epitomized that role as the line protected for Prescott and Beasley grabbed underneath balls when Dak Prescott didn't hand off to Ezekiel Elliott. Now, Beasley's working on expanding his route tree under new receivers coach Sanjay Lal.

Fantasy Impact:

The story said Dallas plans to shift several receivers across different positions with routes similar that Prescott will know where they're going regardless of who he is targeting. It's likely going to be a receiver by committee approach with Dez Bryant released and Jason Witten retiring.

Friday, December 8, 2017, 6:33pm

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (right hand) took full practice reps all week. Prescott is “good to go” per Ian Rapoport.

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:56pm

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (right hand) took full practice reps again Thursday. Prescott is “good to go” per Ian Rapoport.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:53pm

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (right hand) practiced fully Wednesday. Prescott is “good to go” per the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Prescott: 'Chemistry has grown' with WR Dez Bryant

Sunday, August 20, 2017, 11:52am

Dallas News - [Full Article]

It didn't take long for Dak Prescott and Dez Bryant to find a rhythm in Saturday night's 24-19 preseason win over the Indianapolis Colts.

Prescott targeted the Pro Bowl receiver on his first pass play. First and 10 from Dallas' own five, Prescott found Bryant for an eight-yard strike that was quickly turned into 23 yards after breaking a tackle.

"He has been healthy all offseason, so that chemistry has grown," Prescott said. "He's been a guy that his ears are wide open, wanting to know what I'm thinking, and I want to know what he's thinking. It's just been back and forth of just talking and doing it out there on the field and it's only growing."

Fantasy Impact:

Prescott added, "it's the best Dez has been." He also thought Bryant has been the most improved player so far this season. This obviously could be very key this season for both players and fantasy owners, especially with RB Ezekiel Elliott out because of a suspension.

Cowboys WR Cole Beasley looks to expand route tree

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 8:19pm

Dallas News - [Full Article]

Normally, it's business as usual for veteran receiver Cole Beasley, but one rep last week got him a little extra pumped.

Starting safety Byron Jones gave Beasley a shove off the line. Beasley responded by breaking free and beating Jones to the outside. Dak Prescott put a nice back-shoulder ball over the top of Jones and Beasley allowed his athleticism to do the rest, leaping to make the grab.

"I've been trying to expand my route tree for a long time," Beasley said. "That stuff is only going to help the stuff that I'm good at. Any time we can get stuff like that going and any routes like that, more down the field, more vertical, that's only going to help my game underneath. That stuff is big for just setting up other things that I do."

His increased work on the outside and expanded route tree could also help the Cowboys find more situations to get rookie Ryan Switzer on the field with Beasley.

Fantasy Impact:

The 5-8, 180-pound Beasley was targeted a team-high 98 times last season, finishing with a career-high 75 receptions for 833 yards and five touchdowns. The story added Beasley continues to win one-on-one battles in camp.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott not expected to run more

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 9:29am

ESPN - [Full Article]

With Ezekiel Elliott staring at a six-game suspension pending the result of an appeal, Dak Prescott will be asked to do more, but maybe not run more in 2017. If Elliott is out, the Cowboys will rely on their tailbacks Darren McFadden, Rod Smith and Alfred Morris to make up for the absence of last season's leading rusher.

"He's going to run anyway because of his game, his mobility, but I think you're going to lean on the side of picking your times when you do it," offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said of Prescott. "I think if you do it a lot it certainly can be a little bit of a distraction to what you're trying to do. That's why you have runners. But when a quarterback has that element, it's an advantage. So I think the key to quarterbacks running is they know what kind of a run we're trying to get. If they can’t get 3 yards and we want 4 yards, 3 yards is OK, too. Don't take hits. That's my approach anyway."

Fantasy Impact:

The story said Prescott running the ball won't become a staple of the Cowboys' offense, even with Elliott scheduled to miss six games. They don't want to risk Prescott to injury even if he is 6-foot-2, 238 pounds. During training camp, Prescott has broken off a few long runs in the zone-read.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott says he trusts other RBs

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 4:54pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Ezekiel Elliott touched the ball on 35 percent of the Cowboys offensive plays last season, but Dak Prescott insists he won’t have more pressure on him without the star running back.

“We’ve got great running backs,” the Cowboys quarterback said in a Tuesday media session, via the team’s Facebook Live stream. “Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris, those guys have had a lot of success in this league for a long time, so it’s just an opportunity for them to come in and get more reps in his time off.”

Fantasy Impact:

Prescott admitted teams stacked the box at times against Elliott, giving one-on-ones on the outside. That may change without Elliott in the lineup but Prescott said he still expects the offense to run smoothly.

Jones: QB Dak Prescott going to be better than last year

Monday, July 24, 2017, 9:46am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was the breakout star of the NFL last season, but you ain’t seen nothing yet.

That’s the word from Cowboys Executive V.P. Stephen Jones, who said Prescott is committed to improving and will be better than he was as a rookie.

“He knows he’s got to take his game to another level,” Jones said. “The great ones get better each year. I think he expects that from himself, I know he puts in the work, I know he’s a leader, the team responds to him, the team wants to play hard for him. That’s rare. I think he’s going to answer the bell and I think he’s going to be better than he was last year.”

Fantasy Impact:

The story said the team wants Prescott to be the face of the franchise and they think he's up for the challenge. With a strong offensive line and a boatload of weapons, including a great running game, Prescott should have some fantasy value as a QB2 or streaming play.

Cowboys Dez Bryant, Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott all active for MNF

Monday, December 26, 2016, 7:30pm

Cowboys Inactives
Morris Claiborne CB
Tyrone Crawford DE
Justin Durant LB
Demarcus Lawrence DE
Alfred Morris RB
Mark Sanchez QB
Cedric Thornton DT

Related players: Dak Prescott, Dez Bryant, Ezekiel Elliott

Fantasy Impact:

This was fully expected all day despite the Cowboys clinching the top seed and a first round bye leaving this a meaningless game in Week 16. Dallas HC Jason Garrett said players would get a normal workload tonight against the Lions. That could perhaps change should the game get out of hand, but for now Bryant, Prescott and Elliott are solid starts.