The Jones family hype machine went into overdrive this August, when Dak Prescott, the team’s fourth-round pick, looked especially impressive against the vanilla defenses of the preseason. With Tony Romo out indefinitely, it seemed that, unlike 2015, Dallas had a second quarterback who could help them weather the storm. That didn't appear to be the case in the opener, when Dallas played an extremely conservative game and failed to generate much of anything offensively in the second half. The preseason and the regular season are two very different things, and the rookie just learned that firsthand. Now, the Cowboys have to decide just how much they can put on their young QB’s plate going forward.
— Gary Gramling