During his first three seasons in the NFL, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescotthas far exceeded expectations. Selected in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, Prescott shocked the sporting world as a rookie, dethroning starter Tony Romo on the way to winning the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award and receiving his first of two Pro Bowl nominations.
Beyond the personal accolades, Prescott has led the Cowboys to three-straight winning seasons, two divisional crowns and two postseason victories. Those are all reasons the 25-year old is on the precipice of receiving a contract extension that will make him one of the highest paid players in the entire NFL.
Despite his achievements, many believe the fourth-year quarterback still has much to improve, specifically when it comes to his passing accuracy. It’s certainly one of the reasons the Cowboys hired former backup quarterback Jon Kitna to become the team’s new quarterbacks coach this offseason with the promotion of his predecessor, Kellen Moore, to offensive coordinator.
In Kitna, Prescott has 17 years of NFL experience to glean from. It’s a veteran voice that seems to already be paying dividends as Dak reportedly just had his best offseason ever as a member of America’s Team.
Kitna says Prescott’s mindset is to be his best self all the time, whether that be in the weight room, during every practice or in every quarterback meeting. And it’s a mindset the longtime veteran says not many have. But Kitna also explained during an interview that appeared on the Dallas Cowboys official YouTube site recently that coaching a player with that mindset can be challenging.