Cowboys’ Dak Prescott bonding well with Trey Lance by teaching things “he’s used in the past” before the 2024 NFL season

The Cowboys are hoping to see more of the backup quarterback, Trey Lance, in the preseason.

Cowboys’ Dak Prescott bonding well with Trey Lance by teaching things “he’s used in the past” before the 2024 NFL season

Dak Prescott and Trey Lance (Via Imago/NBC Sports)

Even though Dak Prescott’s future with the Dallas Cowboys appears to be blurred, he is making sure Trey Lance doesn’t face such hardship by making things easier for him and building a good bond. The franchise is hoping to see more of the backup quarterback in the preseason to ensure he is well-prepared if he has to take over. 

And starting QB Prescott has been helping him out. While talking to reporters, Cowboys quarterback coach Scott Tolzien revealed how Prescott has been “great” to Lance in training camp. 

He [Dak Prescott] goes out of his way, on a play maybe that he has a long history with to maybe teach [Trey Lance] some of the nuances within. Beyond that, just teaching him the ropes, things that he’s used in the past [that have helped] him, both fundamentally and approach-wise.

Said Tolzien

Coach Tolzien appreciated the Cowboys’ quarterback room and called himself “lucky” for having players who help each other out and make his job easy. 

Given the current contract situation of Prescott, it appears there is a possibility that the Cowboys are looking forward to a succession plan following the 2024 season. The three-time Pro Bowler, as well, has hinted that he’s looking forward to exploring other options in the league after entering the free agency market in 2025

Cowboys to test Trey Lance’s mettle in preseason

The Cowboys traded for Lance last year from the San Francisco 49ers, where he threw for 797 yards, five touchdowns, and three interceptions in his eight appearances as a starting QB. He also recorded 235 rushing yards and one score. 

Trey Lance
Trey Lance for the Dallas Cowboys (via Instagram)

It appears the Cowboys are investing time in him for a potential succession of Prescott, and that’s why they ought to be “getting him a ton of reps throughout OTAs, minicamp, and then training camp,” as offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said. 

While talking on the subject, Schottenheimer argued that the reason why the Cowboys prefer Lance in preseason is because they intend to see how good of a player he is and what his utmost strength and capabilities are, given that they are already familiar with Prescott and Coop Rush.

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