Does the Dallas Cowboys quarterback qualify as elite?

Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
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Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
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Jared Goff – Los Angeles Rams, Kirk Cousins – Minnesota Vikings, Carson Wentz – Philadelphia Eagles, Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons, Jimmy Garoppolo – San Francisco 49ers

These five guys all reside within the stratosphere of the ten highest-paid players at the quarterback position heading into 2020. Ryan has not been to the playoffs since the debacle of Super Bowl LI. Goff is 2-2 in the playoffs with a passer rating of 73.6.

Garoppolo played in last year’s Super Bowl with a stunning passer rating of 75.9 throughout the playoffs. Wentz has thrown four total passes in the postseason and only last year did Cousins really shine when the lights were brightest. Needless to say, these four teams need more return on investment moving forward.

We’re pretty sure these guys are really, really good

Dak Prescott – Dallas Cowboys, Deshaun Watson – Houston Texans, Lamar Jackson – Baltimore Ravens

Here is the part you have all been waiting to see. While Prescott did not break into my elite stratosphere, he is in that next group of young guns ready to ascend to that next level. Watson is a rare talent, hamstrung by one of the most mind-boggling franchises in the NFL.

Jackson was last season’s MVP, despite a one-and-done playoff experience, while Prescott is on the shortlist of one in the history of the game to win 40 or more games, with 15,000+ passing yards, 95+ passing touchdowns and less than 40 interceptions by age 26.

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The truly elite

Tom Brady – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers, Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints, Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks, Patrick Mahomes – Kansas City Chiefs

Their resumes speak for themselves. Feel free to comment below on these rankings.