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Dak motivated by Mavs, Stars success: 'Put more f-----g pressure on us'

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The current playoff runs of the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars give Dak Prescott added motivation entering his ninth NFL season.

Asked earlier this week if he's experienced any envy watching Dallas' NBA and NHL teams advance to the conference finals, Prescott said he welcomes the pressure their success puts on the Cowboys.

"It's not jealousy, but f--k yeah, it fires you up. Yeah, 100 percent," the Cowboys quarterback told reporters. "I think any competitor should (be fired up). Damn sure in my position, leader of the team, understanding what winning means here, not getting it done and then watching your brothers you say, your brothers across the city go and making things happen.

"I want it for them, trust me. I want it because, as I said, it only raises the stakes and makes it tougher on me and I'm for that. So go win it. Go win it. (Texas) Rangers did it, other two go do it. Put more f-----g pressure on us."

The Mavs are up 2-0 in the NBA Western Conference Finals following a 109-108 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. The Stars, meanwhile, are down 0-1 in their NHL Western Conference Final series against the Edmonton Oilers.

Prescott and the Cowboys finished atop the NFC East last season with a 12-5 record but lost to the seventh-seeded Green Bay Packers in the wild-card round.

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