CALIFORNIA LOVE: Dak Prescott digs West Coast vibes

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) scrambles to the one yard line in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks in a NFC Wild Card playoff football game at AT&T Stadium.Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys QB made his pro debut at Coliseum, where Dallas faces the Rams on Saturday.

Will Dak Prescott be particularly comfortable playing at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday against the Rams?

The media covering the Cowboys hinted at that during Jason Garrett’s Tuesday morning press conference. And there’s some evidence to back it up.

Prescott made his pro football debut in the preseason of 2016, playing the Rams at the Coliseum. He showed a lot of promise as he connected on 10 of 12 passes for 139 yards and a pair of touchdowns with no interceptions.

Additionally, Prescott has won three regular season games in California, defeating the 49ers in 2016 and 2017 and Oakland in 2017, with no losses. Earlier this season, Prescott had a crisp opening series at San Francisco when he played one preseason series, connecting on 3 of 3 passes for 39 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown pass to Michael Gallup.

Is it a correlation between Dallas training in Oxnard, California, or does Dak just like the West Coast vibes?

Either way, Garrett had limited insight about Prescott’s pro debut in Los Angeles a couple of years ago. He indulged the media in talking about the flashes Prescott showed in his first opportunity in a live-action NFL game. But the Dallas coach stopped short of reflecting on how the Cowboys coaching staff viewed their rookie QB at that time.

As expected, Garrett said he preferred to lock in on this week.

That’s the process that has gotten Dallas to the divisional round of the playoffs, so it’s hard to doubt it at this point.


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