The Dallas Cowboys season couldn't have opened on a higher note. While a 40-0 victory is worth celebrating any time it happens, the fact that it came against the rival New York Giants on the road made the win that much sweeter.
Although there was a lot to celebrate following the Cowboys' victory, it's important to remember that one game is an incredibly small sample size. Certain players balled out, but others need to show that they still have more to give as the 2023 NFL season progresses.
Whether it's for good or bad reasons, certain Dallas players must make statements against the New York Jets in Week 2 to leave us feeling even more confident.
Keeping that in mind, here's a look at three Cowboys we need to see more of in Week 2.
3 Cowboys We Must See More of in Week 2
3. Dak Prescott
If you weren't watching the Sunday night affair, there's a chance that you saw the 40-0 final score and assumed Dak Prescott must've had a productive night under center. After all, he was one of my three Cowboys X-factors ahead of the game and I had high hopes for his performance.
Unfortunately, a solid showing isn't exactly what he brought to the table.
While the backfield impressively racked up 122 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns on 30 carries, Prescott left much to be desired in the pocket. The eighth-year veteran only completed 54.2% of his passes (13-of-24) for 143 passing yards without a touchdown.
On top of that, he finished with a passer rating of 72.0. For reference, that ranked seventh-worst among the 30 quarterbacks who started ahead of Monday Night Football.
There's no doubt that Prescott must be better if the Cowboys hope to beat the Jets in Week 2. Dallas won't be able to rely on its defense this time around as it could when the mistake-prone Daniel Jones started for the Giants. The poor weather can't be an excuse either seeing as we'll be back at AT&T Stadium.
Aaron Rodgers is capable of doing amazing things at the flip of a switch and even though he isn't in his prime, his new weapons make him as dangerous as ever. Prescott needs to match him blow-for-blow to erase any doubts that anyone has, further cementing Dallas as a contender in the process.