Cowboys News: Dak Prescott Reveals Key to Bounce-Back Season in 2021

Adam Taylor McKillop
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott recently revealed what he believes is the biggest key to a bounce back season in 2021.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott recently revealed what he believes is the biggest key to a bounce back season in 2021. / Tom Pennington/Getty Images

The 2020 NFL season was one to forget for the Dallas Cowboys after a 6-10 overall finish and numerous injuries throughout the campaign. The most troubling injury came with a gruesome fracturing and dislocating of quarterback Dak Prescott's right ankle in Week 5.

Fortunately for Prescott, he enters the final stretch of the NFL offseason fully healthy and boasting a new contract. As it always seems in Dallas, the expectations are once again sky high for this team to make some noise and compete for a championship in 2021. Prescott recently discussed his expectations for the 2021 campaign and revealed his biggest key to a bounce-back season.

The sixth-year quarterback is confident this team's success will rely on their offensive line. "They're the most important, if you ask me," Prescott said. Specifically, he points to the three most veteran members of the O-line in Tyron Smith, Zack Martin and La'el Collins. "That's definitely a big thing, getting our O-line back... All three of those guys are big for us."

This same trio also suffered the injury bug last season. Collins, a five-year NFL veteran, missed the entire season after undergoing hip surgery prior to the start of the season. Smith played in only two games and then was sidelined after neck surgery. Martin, an 8-year veteran guard, did play and start in 10 games, but missed time with a concussion and calf injury.

Clearly, Prescott is excited about getting his linemen back to full strength. The last time this unit played was healthy in 2019, the Cowboys finished with the league's fifth-best rushing attack (2,153 rushing yards) and second-best passing game (4,751 yards). Prescott and the Cowboys will need a healthy year from the O-line, especially considering the oddsmakers give Dallas just the 12th-best odds (+2800) to win the Super Bowl, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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