Cowboys' Prescott will get snaps vs. Rams: 'I'm ready to go'

Tim Heitman / USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has confirmed he'll play Saturday in the second preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams.

Some believed Prescott would be exempt from action, clearly earmarked as the Cowboys' starting quarterback.

Prescott didn't play in Thursday's Hall of Fame Game against the Arizona Cardinals, where Kellen Moore led the Cowboys to a 20-18 victory.

"That's up to coaches how much I'm going to play. I'm excited. It's football. I get to play in another game," Prescott said to ESPN's Todd Archer. "I wanted to play last week, obviously, and just watching the guys play gets you fired up even more, so I'm ready to go."

Everything has changed for Prescott over the past 12 months. Last year, he was expected to compete for a backup role before Tony Romo suffered a fractured vertebra in the preseason. Prescott stepped in and earned Offensive Rookie of the Year honors, never ceding the position back to Romo once he recovered.

Prescott also spoke about the importance of last summer's preseason reps:

"I think it was important. I think it showed some significance in the fact it was the first game experience they got to see me play with the offense," Prescott said. "I mean, I had plenty of scrimmages and live reps out here, but the first game experience with the crowd, a huge crowd out there in the Coliseum, it was a pretty good performance, and I think it gave them confidence in believing in me and pushing further."

Cowboys' Prescott will get snaps vs. Rams: 'I'm ready to go'
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