Dak Prescott understands challenge of Denver's defense

FRISCO, Texas – Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was happy with the Week 1 win against the New York Giants, but he wasn’t particularly pleased with how he played.

“That’s my job, to give this team a chance to win, and I did that,” said Prescott, who completed 24 of 39 passes for 268 yards and a touchdown. "But from a mechanics standpoint, throws, accuracy, not where I want to be.”

As Prescott turned the page from the Giants game, he watched ESPN’s Monday Night Football to see Dallas' next opponent, the Denver Broncos, beat the Los Angeles Chargers.

He did not watch the game casually.

“Definitely watching it because we play them next. It is hard to watch football now in general,” Prescott said. “You are always looking for something the offense is doing or the defense is doing in case you have to play them. That game was a little (like that), see what they are doing, formations that San Diego got in that were similar to us, and game-planning as I was watching.”

Prescott came away impressed with Denver’s defense.

“They’re one of the best in the AFC. They are great on the back end. They have All-Pro cornerbacks," Prescott said. "They are fast. They are savvy guys. They do well playing with a little access, jumping routes. They have great ball production, and obviously the front, Von Miller and those guys that they have coming after the quarterback. We are excited for the matchup. It's a good team. One of the better defenses we will play all season long.”