- Dallas Cowboys center Tyler Biadasz raved about quarterback Dak Prescott when the former All-American spoke with Sportscasting
- The Wisconsin product discussed his quarterback’s remarkable comeback attempt
- Biadasz called it a “blessing” to play alongside Prescott on the Cowboys
Biadasz, a former All-American at Wisconsin, saw Prescott’s remarkable comeback up close throughout the 2021 season. When he spoke with Sportscasting only days after Super Bowl 56, the 24-year-old center remained in awe of everything his quarterback accomplished last season.
Cowboys center Tyler Biadasz raved about Dak Prescott’s comeback
When Prescott suffered a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle in October 2020, questions immediately arose about his long-term future in Dallas. Would the injury cost the Mississippi State product, who played that season on the franchise tag, long-term extension he’d been seeking?
Of course, that was even assuming Prescott recovered to the point where he could play again — and resemble his Pro Bowl self, at that.
Although those questions went through the minds of outsiders, Biasadz — a fourth-round pick in 2020 who played in 12 games and started four as a rookie — said a different conversation happened among those actually affiliated with the Cowboys.
“There was no doubt that Dak was coming back, and you could see it in his eyes; you could see it in his demeanor. He showed up every day, and he was the leader in the weight room and the training room, and it really got guys going.”Tyler Biadasz
Doctors initially gave Prescott a four-to-six-month recovery period. The Pro Bowl quarterback went through a grueling rehab process before officially participating in organized team activities and mandatory minicamp in June 2021.
“I’ll tell you, this man was literally like a workhorse,” Biadasz said.
Biadasz called it a ‘blessing’ to play alongside Prescott and witness his leadership
Prescott didn’t need long to return to form when the 2021 season began. The Mississippi State product completed 75.1% of his passes for 1,066 yards, 10 touchdowns, and two interceptions in his first four games, three of which resulted in Cowboys victories.
Prescott added another role to his job description ahead of a Week 5 showdown with the New York Giants. The 28-year-old quarterback took over the pregame pep talk in the huddle days after the Cowboys cut veteran linebacker Jaylon Smith, who previously held that title. Fittingly, the game took place 364 days after he suffered his ankle injury against those same Giants.
Prescott threw three touchdowns in a 44-20 victory that afternoon. He ended the season with 4,449 passing yards and a franchise-record 37 passing touchdowns.
Biadasz raved about Prescott’s ability to command a team when he spoke with Sportscasting.
“This is another blessing in my career, just being able to have a leader like him in the building every day,” Biadasz said.
The Cowboys need Biadasz and Prescott at their best in 2022
Las Vegas has high expectations for what Biadasz, Prescott, and the rest of the Cowboys could accomplish next season. According to OddsShark, Dallas opened at +1600 favorites (bet $100 and win $1,700) to win Super Bowl 57. Only the Los Angeles Rams (+900), San Francisco 49ers (+1400), and Green Bay Packers (+1500) had higher odds among NFC teams.
Biadasz, who is entering the third season of his four-year rookie contract, should begin the 2022 campaign as the Cowboys’ starting center. He played 98% of Dallas’ offensive snaps last season and played a pivotal role in the team winning its first NFC East title since 2018.
As for Prescott, there will be extensive pressure on him to win only his second career playoff game in seven seasons. However, his starting center clearly believes in him and appreciates all that the two-time Pro Bowler has done for the Cowboys.
For now, Biadasz believes it’s a “blessing” he can play alongside Prescott on America’s Team. The next step, and an even greater reward, will be if the two participate in a championship parade next February.
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