Dak This Season
Statistically, Prescott just had the best season of his career. Some factors contribute, but this season more than ever, he looked like he was willing to drive the ball down the field after being criticized for not doing so in earlier seasons.
He set a career-high in yards gained per pass attempt and yards gained per pass completion. He was able to capitalize on deep passes to receiver Michael Gallup that he would miss the season prior, and also found receiver Amari Cooper on some good looks.
You can look at those two as contributing factors to why Dak had a great season, but it shouldn’t take much away from him. What would have more to do with his success would be having center Travis Frederick back controlling the offensive line.
Dak was able to shatter his previous high in passing yards by 1,017 yards. His 4,902 yards this season were good enough to rank second in the league.
Along with that, he set a career-high in passing touchdowns with 30, seven more than his previous high in 2016. That ranked him fourth in the league.
Among quarterbacks with at least 100 completions, Prescott was near the top in average yards per pass attempt. His 8.2 average yards ranked fifth in the NFL.
Sure, there were some moments where Dak just didn’t look right. Three games stand out to me as far as Dak having a bad game. They are Week 4 against the New Orleans Saints, Week 12 against the New England Patriots, and Week 16 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Other than those three games, Prescott has played anywhere from good to great. Those games were the only ones in which his quarterback rating was under 80.0. His 99.7 rating this season is his second best, next to his rookie of the year season in 2016.
I think this was easily his best season yet. The only knock you can have against Prescott this season is that he didn’t lead Dallas to the playoffs this season. Then again, he led the top offense (for yards) in the league so how much is on him?