Matt Rhule compares Cowboys Dak Prescott to Manning, Brees
Unlike his Philadelphia counterpart, Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule adopted a gentlemanly posture before his team met with the Dallas Cowboys.
Rhule didn’t make extravagant t-shirts. He did not post any bulletin board material. He didn’t encourage any meme.
Just respect for the Cowboys’ outfit – including (in particular) its captain, quarterback Dak Prescott.
“When you talk about (the Cowboys offense) I think you have to start with Dak Prescott,” Rhule said Wednesday, via Jon Machota of The Athletic. “I watched it last year. He is superb. He calls the game to the line of scrimmage. He takes the ball out of his hand. He’s currently the second fastest guy in the NFL, from snap to throw, which is iconic of a quarterback who knows exactly where the ball is going against defense, who is on the same page with his receivers, who gets in the right games against the right covers, who makes sure he’s protected.
The latest Dallas Cowboys news delivered straight to your inbox! Join The Heavy on Cowboys newsletter here!
Dak compared to legendary QBs
After beating Zach Wilson, Jameis Winston and Davis Mills, the Panthers face their toughest test yet at Prescott, who just won a 238-yard, three touchdown, and no-interception outing against the Eagles. The nearly flawless, $ 160 million signalman completed 80.8 percent of his passes and registered a 143.3 QB rating in Dallas’ 41-21 win.
Afterward, Prescott explained that he believed he was “playing the best I have ever played” as a pro.
“I think I just got injured last year and have to sit down and watch football, a different perspective and different ways of playing this game,” Prescott said Monday night, by Pro Football Talk. “Going back, the experience obviously helped, but just studying and getting ready and then all the work I did just getting healthy, not just my leg but my shoulder and just this playbook. Obviously the continuity and having Kellen (Moore as the offensive coordinator) so many years, I’m just comfortable in this system and everything that’s going on around me and having point guardians. game. It’s a merit for the guys around me. The offensive line and the receivers, they make my job a lot easier.
Rhule went further, comparing the 28-year-old to some of the biggest passers-by on the planet – a Hall of Famer and another Canton related icon.
“It’s like watching Peyton Manning, it’s like watching Drew Bress call the game on the line of scrimmage. I think what Dak is doing right now is incredibly impressive, ”he said Wednesday, according to The Athletic.
Follow the Heavy on the Cowboys Facebook page for the latest news, rumors and content!