Dak Prescott Reminds Charles Haley of this NFL Great
Dak Prescott just keeps turning heads.
Two-time All Pro Charles Haley recently interviewed with Newy Scruggs of DFW’s NBC 5 and had some interesting this to say about the Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Dak Prescott.
Haley won five Super Bowls and had five Pro Bowl selections in the 13 seasons in his career. He also totaled over 100 sacks in that time. But what’s most remarkable about Haley is his tenure with both the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers. Haley played with the 49ers from 1986-1991, then again from 1998-1999. He spent 1992-1996 with the Dallas Cowboys. Few players have such deep roots with two teams that are bitter rivals. So when Scruggs asked Haley about Dak Prescott, Haley brought an interesting point about him.
“You know what? Dak reminds me of Joe [Montana],” Haley stated. “He’s funny. He’s charismatic. They had something to prove. They had a chip on their shoulder. That meant the more I’m around him, he has so much confidence.”
Haley went on to describe that it’s more than just Dak’s personality that impresses him. Like Haley, Prescott has had to work hard to get to where he is. Haley elaborated on how he relates to Prescott’s past in a similar way.
“He came from nothing, like me. So guess what? What can you do? How can you hurt someone that came from nothing, that had to pull himself up from the bootstraps and walk out on the stage wearing that star on his head and go? What can you say? What can you do?”
Haley isn’t just observing Dak on the sidelines. He has become a mentor to Prescott over the last year. Haley went into detail about his interactions with Dak during the season and offseason as well.
“I tell him all the time, I say, ‘Man, this is your show. This is your rodeo,'” Haley added. “I told him that after game [five] when he was saying it was Romo’s show. I wanted to punch him in his chest. Hey, hold up. You’ve won four in a row. Then, you win five a row. Now walk out on the field before the game and say, ‘Who’s team is this?’ If he didn’t say, ‘My team’ real fast, I’ll punch him again. ‘My team.’
“He’s got to realize he’s got to control everybody. Whether Romo would have came back or not, it’s about the confidence and believing that he was the man. That he was driving the bus. Then, that confidence will spill over and it did. When you listen to players talk they talk big about Dak, because he’s a man of character and a man of strength and a man of conviction.”