Despite his injury, Dak Prescott was still right to bet on himself

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott(Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott(Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Dallas Cowboys won the game on Sunday, but they lost a lot more. Here’s why Dak Prescott was still correct to not take the long term deal this offseason

The Dallas Cowboys managed to win a game on Sunday! What are the odds?

They were able to go in and beat the struggling New York Giants. It was truly a game of clashing ineptitude, as the announcers were sure to let you know.

It was the Giants and their awful offense against the Cowboys and their awful defense. Fortunately, the defense was able to stay out of the way enough for the offense to score enough points to win.

You do give the defense credit though for forcing a turnover and a defensive score, as they should have if they were going to give up 27 points to that offense. They also had a score by their defense as well, which accounted for the extra touchdown.

Moving on to the real business here though, even though the Cowboys won the game, they were defeated on the day. Dak Prescott is done for the year.

The Dallas Cowboys won Sunday, but they suffered a severe setback as well

According to reports, Prescott will be out 4-6 months while he recovers from his dislocation and compound fracturing of his ankle. It was truly unfortunate and a gruesome injury to behold.

With that, I already know what a ton of you are out there saying: “Dak should have taken the deal”. While hindsight is, as they say, 20/20, you all would still be absolutely and patently wrong. Here’s why.

When you look at the way Prescott was playing before the injury, he was setting himself up to not only get whatever he wanted but to be able to name his number. He was putting in the work and putting the numbers up.

Some of you are going to point to team success, but that isn’t what a player gets paid for. A player gets paid for how well they are doing relative to everyone else who plays their position.

With that information as parameters, Prescott was blowing through expectations. It’s not hard at all. There’s no need for a long or drawn-out explanation. This is and what it has always been.

Prescott was betting on himself and save for an unforeseen injury, which contract security is always ultimately about, he would have won that bet. That’s why even though hindsight is 20/20 on Dak’s Prescott deal, he was still right to not take the one being offered.

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For what it’s worth, I am still as confident in the team’s chances today as I was before the injury about the season. Andy Dalton isn’t as dynamic as Dak is, but he is still a more than capable NFL quarterback.

It is up to the Dallas defense to determine how far Dalton will be able to take us. It’s really that simple. Let’s hope he can make some things happen. Besides, he’s playing on a contract year as well.