The Dallas Cowboys enter the offseason with some big-name contracts ending. The biggest of them all is Dak Prescott. What should Dallas do with him?
Every offseason, questions are surrounding who is going to be signed, extended, drafted, etc. This offseason the Dallas Cowboys have a hefty situation. Quarterback Dak Prescott‘s rookie contract is done and he now needs a new contract.
This season may have been a failure regarding the team’s outcome, but how much will that affect him individually? With many options on the table, what should the Cowboys do with Dak Prescott?
Prescott has had an unbelievable start to his career. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2016 draft and thrown into NFL action after former starter Tony Romo suffered an injury. From there, he would go on to shock the league.
The rookie quarterback led the Cowboys to a 13-3 record and made it to the playoffs, but ultimately lost in the divisional round. For a fourth-round pick, that’s quite an impressive season.
Prescott ranked fourth in completion percentage and third in quarterback rating (at least 100 pass attempts). He also managed to win the offensive rookie of the year award over teammate Ezekiel Elliott. So yeah, he had a hot start to his career.
In Prescott’s first year in the NFL and last season, he took Dallas to the playoffs. In both of those years, he made the Pro Bowl. For a four-year career, that’s a solid cabinet he has.
As far as winning games, he has been surreal. If he had only four fewer losses, he would have double the amount of wins than losses in the regular season. Right now he sits at 40-24.
While he is looked at as more of an “in the pocket” quarterback, he has shown that he can make plays with his feet. He has at least 275 yards and an average of 4.0+ yards per rush in all four seasons. He also ran for six touchdowns in his first three seasons.
Above all else, his most impressive stat line is his regular-season record. Showing that he can win is something that owner Jerry Jones will drool at. Now, he needs to prove it in the playoffs and improve his current 1-2 record.