Having missed much of the 2020 season due to an ankle injury, Dak Prescott came back strongly in 2021 by leading the Cowboys to the NFC East title. Dallas, however, fell short of expectations by losing in the Wild Card round.

This offseason, the team lost high-profile players in La’el Collins and Connor McGovern, who hit the free agency, while it also traded star wideout Amari Cooper. Therefore, many believe they won’t do better than in 2021.

But Prescott is certainly not one of them. Though the Cowboys lost significant weapons, while divisional rivals like the Eagles strengthened themselves, the star quarterback feels they are in an even better place than last year.

Dak Prescott says Cowboys are in better position than last year

“Very, very optimistic,” Prescott said on Peter King’s podcast, via CBS Sports. “Because of the team we had last year and because of what we went through, the way that we’ve handled it moving forward, I think we’re in a better position this year than we were last year. And I know some guys have gone and some guys have left and went to other teams, but that’s the nature of this business.

What we have built here, the core, the leaders, mixed with a great group of young guys who are hungry to make names for themselves and get in this league running. I feel very, very confident about where we are and excited about where we are and am just ready to keep building and get this thing rolling.”