Do the Dallas Cowboys have the best QB in the division?

Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)
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Where does Dallas Cowboys quarterback rank within the NFC East?

Like it or not, the quarterback position makes the NFL world go round. Luckily, the Dallas Cowboys are armed with a pretty darn good one. Given that the position is the most important on the football field, that statement alone makes this team a perennial contender.

Last year was Prescott’s coming out party. Finishing within the top five of all quarterbacks in completions, yards, touchdown passes, and QBR, Dak Prescott established himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. So where does Dak rank amongst his peers within the division?

For the next few weeks, I am going to do a divisional position review series that will examine which units rank where within the NFC East. Today we are starting with the most heavily scrutinized and hyped position in all of football.

For each position, I will give five points to the best, three points to second place, and one point to third. We’ll start off with the fourth-place team who will get no points for their quarterback position.

Washington Redskins

Dwayne Haskins, Jr., Kyle Allen, Alex Smith*

Haskins had a less than stellar rookie season, especially in comparison to the other three guys in this division. Even though his team is not very good, his performance did nothing to uplift them. In seven games, he threw an interception for every touchdown he tossed and only led Washington to two wins in seven tries.

During the offseason, Washington decided to bring in Kyle Allen from Carolina. Given his familiarity with the new head coach (Ron Rivera was the head man in Carolina the past since 2011) and his performance last year, it is not crystal clear who will be the starter come Week 1.

One thing that is almost 100% certain is that it will not be Alex Smith. After a gruesome injury that left a few wondering if he would ever walk again, let alone play football, Smith is still in rehab.

Even Smith, himself, told ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt that he is taking things very cautiously. All of this firmly puts the Washington quarterback room in fourth-place within the division.