In a recent interview on “The Season with Peter Schrager” podcast, former Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator (now Los Angeles Chargers OC), Kellen Moore, spoke glowingly about his former quarterback, Dak Prescott.
Moore, who has spent significant time around Prescott during their tenure together, described the star quarterback as the best leader he has ever been around.
Moore’s relationship with Prescott dates back to their time as teammates in 2016 and 2017. Back then, Moore held the higher position on the depth chart before an unfortunate leg injury sidelined him during training camp.
This setback opened the door for Prescott to showcase his skills and eventually secure the starting position in place of the injured Tony Romo.
Following his retirement in 2018, Moore joined the Cowboys as their quarterbacks coach, continuing to work closely with Prescott. His dedication and expertise in developing the team’s offensive strategy led to his promotion as offensive coordinator, a role he held for four seasons before parting ways with the franchise.
When asked about Prescott’s leadership abilities, Moore did not hold back in his praise.
“He’s the best leader I’ve ever been around. Player or coach or…anything,” Moore stated on the podcast, emphasizing Prescott’s exceptional qualities.
Moore further commended Prescott’s ability to connect with the team on multiple levels, highlighting his rare work ethic and command.
“He’s the best leader I’ve ever been around. Player or coach or…anything.”
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Moore acknowledged the challenges Prescott has faced throughout his career, particularly navigating the intense scrutiny that comes with being the Cowboys’ starting quarterback.
Despite these obstacles, Prescott has handled himself admirably, earning the respect and admiration of those around him. “He’s certainly a guy you forever root for,” Moore added.
Moore’s sentiments echo the sentiments expressed by numerous coaches, players, and executives who have had the privilege of witnessing Prescott’s growth and leadership over the past seven years.
Prescott’s exceptional qualities likely played a significant role in his rise to prominence, surpassing the accomplished Tony Romo and securing the starting quarterback position.
Prescott’s leadership extends beyond the football field. His commitment to making a positive impact in both Dallas and other communities earned him the prestigious Walter Payton Man of the Year award last season.
Prescott’s ability to inspire and unite his team extends to his contributions off the field, solidifying his reputation as a remarkable leader.
As Prescott continues to lead the Dallas Cowboys with his exceptional skills and unwavering character, it is clear that his impact extends far beyond the game of football.