The Dallas Cowboys are a Super Bowl contender once again in the NFC. The Tony Romo era of America's Team is officially over and the storied franchise is in good hands with second-year quarterback Dak Prescott under center.
After an incredible rookie season, Prescott looks to a bright future with the Cowboys and feels that the current squad has only scratched the surface of his its potential as he told Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News:
"So many things," Prescott said during a Friday phone interview. "First and foremost is just losing the playoff game. That's my first motivation heading into this second year. But there's a lot that I can get better at. There's a lot this team can get better at."
"In year one we just scratched the surface. We're just getting started. I know we've been hitting these [offseason] workouts and we're just excited for what we can be as a team."
With Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott leading the way, the Cowboys will certainly be a force to be reckoned with next season. Dallas is armed with arguably the best offensive line in the NFL along with one of the best quarterback-running back duos in the game. Dallas also has three-time Pro Bowler Dez Bryant downfield and veteran tight end Jason Witten in the fold.
Prescott will be on a mission during his second season in the league to prove his rookie campaign was no fluke. Elliott will have the same mindset as this up-and-coming Cowboys team try to repeat their success of last season and attempt to improve upon it by making a deep run in the playoffs.
The Cowboys will get their 2017 NFL season underway at home against the division rival New York Giants on Sept. 10.