Gil Brandt Sees a Lot of Upside in Dak Prescott

Brandt spent almost 30 years as a personnel man with the Cowboys

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The Dallas Morning News

Longtime Dallas Cowboys executive turned NFL Media man Gil Brandt likes his old team’s selection of Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott.

Prescott, who was selected in the fourth round by the Cowboys a couple weeks ago, didn’t play in a pro-style offense in college and Brandt believes this could make his transition from college to the pro level that much harder, but he’s excited about the skill set Prescott arrived with.

"Well let me say this to you and you're going to laugh when I tell you this. [Prescott] is a better football player than Tim Tebow,” Brandt said, per the Dallas Morning News. “He's a better football player than Tim Tebow. You're going to laugh when I say that because Tebow was a first-round pick because he was on a very, very good team at Florida. But this guy is a better football player. He has some work to do because they played the Florida offense, which is not a passing offense we see in the NFL.

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“But I think Prescott has a lot of upside, I liked him a lot and I told one of your fellow writers back in February I think it was this was the quarterback they were going to draft.”

Prescott joins a stable of quarterbacks in Dallas consisting just of Tony Romo, backup Kellen Moore and practice squad QB Jameill Showers.

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