FRISCO, Texas – It doesn’t sound like Jerry Jones is buying what Josh Norman is selling.
The Cowboys’ owner/general manager made his regular appearance Friday on 105.3 FM The Fan in Dallas, where he was asked about the Washington cornerback’s comments on Dak Prescott.
Asked about it Thursday, Norman didn’t sound overly impressed by Prescott’s 405-yard performance in the season opener.
“You stand back there in the pocket all day and go through your first, second and third reads and come back to your first one, OK, cool. Anybody can do that,” Norman said.
Jones said Prescott would be the first person to give his offensive line credit – and rightfully so. But he said the thing Norman isn’t giving Prescott credit for is his ability to get the job done when things don’t go according to plan.
“Even when it breaks down – this is the key – when it does break down, when it’s not exactly the same thing that you might have drawn up in the pocket, Dak can still make the play,” Jones said. “I would say to anybody, that that’s the difference.”
There’s been a lot of talk about Prescott’s development this week, and that’s not exactly surprising considering he put together a perfect passer rating during his demolition of the New York Giants. As good as Prescott might look right now, though, Jones was sure to give credit to his work ethic and development.
“Anybody that tells you they saw Dak doing this coming out of college doesn’t have their memory on right,” he said. “He has evolved, he’s doing things out there right now that is rewarding to everybody involved, but that’s a progression. He has evolved, and that’s what you hoped for.”
Not that anyone needs added motivation, but it’ll be fun to see how Norman and Co. handle the Cowboys’ new look passing attack Sunday at FedEx Field.