Dak Prescott gets brutally honest on how he feels ahead of his 30th birthday

Cowboys quarterback Prescott will turn 30 on July 29th.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Dak Prescott gets brutally honest on how he feels ahead of his 30th birthday

Dak Prescott admits he is feeling a bigger sense of urgency to win a Super Bowl now that he is approaching his 30th birthday. Prescott, who will be turning 30 on July 29th, is set for his eighth season in the NFL. When Prescott won the 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award, the expectation was that he would lead the Cowboys to a Super Bowl win in the near future.

But seven years later, Prescott has yet to win his first Super Bowl ring. Ahead of his 30th birthday, Prescott was asked if being 30 during the 2023 season is adding more urgency to his back to win a Super Bowl. “One thousand percent.

Just understanding injuries and what I’ve been throughout my career and understanding that you don’t have forever to play this game. I’m blessed for every moment that I get. Just trying to take it with a sense of urgency," Prescott told the Cowboys website.

Prescott on his mindset now

Prescott is now a veteran in the league and the Cowboys expect him to be the leader of the team in every sense. "I've always felt older I guess. Just being 30 doesn't necessarily bother me. Knowing that I am the old guy, going into Year 8, seeing some of the young guys, some of the rookies and seeing the difference in eight years.

It's fun and challenging at times, knowing that I stay connected and stay in the now with what's cool and whatnot. But this game is beautiful. It doesn't matter how old you are because you play this game like a kid," Prescott explained.

After back-to-back disappointing playoff exits in 2021 and 2022, the pressure is on Prescott to step up in 2023 and lead the Cowboys to their first Super Bowl win in nearly 30 years. It remains to be seen if Prescott can win his first Super Bowl in his eighth season in the league.

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