NFC East Hype: Dak Prescott has fallen in love with Deuce Vaughn
The Giants can also use Simmons in the box to help defend running backs like exciting Dallas Cowboys rookie Deuce Vaughn.
Standing at just 5-foot-5, 176 pounds, the 2023 sixth-round pick is the most intriguing player for the Cowboys entering the 2023 NFL season because of his size and his elusiveness. As he has already shown in the preseason, he is going to give defenses fits and Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is here for it.
When asked about Vaughn’s height, Prescott expressed excitement over the prospects of the rookie running back. A player who will use his height to his advantage vs viewing it as a disadvantage, and a player with a bright future.
"“He’s probably using that height to his advantage,” Prescott told Jon Machota of The Athletic, via Bleacher Report. “Everybody gets criticized for something, so that’s what they’ve picked for him. But I’m sure he’s used that to be something on his armor that he wants to prove people wrong. I know he’ll do that. He’s a hell of a player. He approaches the game the right way. Young guy but acts like he’s been in this league for a while. I’m excited for all that he’s gonna bring to this team.”"
With Tony Pollard holding down the featured back role, Vaughn will undoubtedly find his niche in that running back depth chart. With his production at Kansas State which includes over 1400 yards rushing in this final two seasons, the Cowboys rookie won’t just be a third-down back in Dallas. He will be a nuisance for defenses around the league with his ability to run between the tackles and catch the ball out of the backfield.
That praise Prescott expressed with well warranted and it’s true, Deuce Vaughn is not a gadget, he’s a weapon.