Dak Prescott is entering his seventh season in the league. Time certainly flies in the NFL, as it seems just yesterday that Prescott broke out with the Dallas Cowboys.

Prescott and the Cowboys enter the 2022 season with a decent amount of pressure. The quarterback and the team fell flat after a hot start in 2021. A home playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers was the nail in the coffin to what was once a promising season.

Now, it’s a new season, and Prescott is feeling healthy after suffering nagging injuries over the past few years. He is entering the new season with confidence, believing that he and the Cowboys can accomplish big things.

“I plan for this to be the golden year,” Prescott told the media on Thursday during training camp.

The Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback added that he knows what the standard is when playing the position for America’s Team:

“Obviously knowing the quarterbacks that played specifically for this team and knowing their legacy. And the ones that we hold at the highest standard are the ones that have Super Bowl rings,” Prescott stated. “It starts there for me, trying to fill the shoes of those guys that have come before me and do something for this organization that hasn’t been done in a long time.”

Pressure is on Prescott

Jan 16, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) in action during the NFC Wild Card playoff football game against the San Francisco 49ers at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Super Bowl is a big goal. Especially for a franchise that has not tasted real postseason success in more than two decades.

Yet, ‘Super Bowl’ keeps being brought up. By Dak Prescott and by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who has said several times that he is itching to add another Lombardi Trophy.

Mike McCarthy is putting that pressure on his quarterback.

“This offense is built around making the QB successful,” McCarthy said. “This is Dak Prescott’s offense. I think you see him really taking ownership of that. At the end of the day, defense wins championships but the Super Bowl is won by the QB.”

Dak Prescott has lofty goals heading into the 2022 season. The head coach and the owner both believe that it is up to him to take the Dallas Cowboys to the mountaintop.

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