Cowboys showing extensive interest in QB prospect

Dak Prescott is getting to know the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff, and quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson in particular, fairly well.

Wilson was in Starkville, Miss., on Monday to conduct a workout with the former MSU quarterback, and after spending some time with him at the Reese's Senior Bowl and the combine as well, Prescott is getting all the more comfortable with the relationship.

"I feel like I know a couple of staffs pretty well, staffs I have a good feeling about, and the Cowboys are definitely one of them," Prescott said.

Wilson arrived around 9 a.m. and showed Prescott some route concepts that are part of the Cowboys' offense.

"He showed me some specifics about which dropbacks go with the routes, then we went in and watched some film for another 45 minutes or so," Prescott said. "They had some questions about our offense and what my responsibilities are on certain plays, my reads, my checks. Coach Wilson spent some time showing me where the similarities are between their offense and what I did here, just kind of making connections where they could be made."

On Wednesday, Arizona Cardinals quarterbacks coach Freddie Kitchens arrived to put Prescott through another workout that was similar to what the Cowboys asked of him, but not exactly identical.

"Coach Kitchens had me doing more drills and footwork stuff than the Cowboys did. I thought I threw the ball really well that day," Prescott said.

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians and Kitchens are both former Mississippi State assistant coaches, making for what Prescott described as a "neat connection."

Not surprisingly, both clubs asked Prescott about details of a DUI arrest two weeks ago that has generated some extra homework on Prescott for NFL clubs in the final weeks before the draft.

"I took full responsibility for it and I felt like both teams wanted to know that it's not who I am. I didn't try to lessen it by any means. I explained what happened," Prescott said. "The worst part on my end is done -- that was going through the arrest, getting blasted in the media. It was my fault and the damage is done. Right now it's about overcoming it, and not letting it affect me in a negative way. It was a learning situation for me, and I took something away from it. It's going to make me a better person from that point forward."

Next week, Prescott will return to Orlando to continue training with his private quarterback coach, Tom Shaw. The following week, he'll travel to Denver for a formal visit with the Denver Broncos, who are among the teams expected to have a draft interest in a quarterback.

Prescott will also visit the Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles and Cardinals next month in advance of the draft.

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