Dallas Cowboys: Is Dak Prescott actually underrated?
By Nathan Jones
When grading Mahomes, nobody ever says: “How good would he be without Kelce and Hill?”
When grading Goff, nobody every says: “How good would he be without Gurley or Woods?” But when Prescott succeeds, everyone argues he is just a product of his environment.
The truth is Prescott shows the potential to be a top-five quarterback in the league. He may never throw for 4000+ yards or 40+ touchdowns, but he will win games. He may not throw his receivers open like an Aaron Rodgers, but his leadership is top notch.
Every game, Prescott, with bloodstained knuckles, torn jersey, and scuffed up pants, runs through the tunnel with his head held high. The players believe in Dak. And Prescott has confidence in his abilities and his players.
Every other week, Prescott leads the team to a game-winning drive. If you are not convinced Dak is a leader, remember this: When Romo, the franchise leader in almost every statistic, was healthy, Prescott earned the respect from Witten and Bryant, and the rest of the locker room.
They chose Prescott over Romo. Because of this, Dak has geared up as the quarterback for America’s Team for three straight years, never missing a game. It is naïve to place a ceiling on any quarterback, especially on a player who has not even finished his third year.
Fans should not be praying that Prescott becomes the greatest quarterback of all time, they should be praying that better players surround the young passer and accelerate his growth. Prescott is playing average with a good receiver, good running back, and a bad offensive line.
Dak Prescott has the talent and the evidence to support the idea of him being a franchise quarterback. Sadly, the word “franchise” tends to turn into “fantasy”. Imagine if the Dallas Cowboys decided to rebuild this offensive line or grab an offensive genius to coach Prescott … but that is a different topic.
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