Dak Prescott’s value on full display for the doubters

Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Cowboys are a bad football team. Their current circumstances and inability to be beyond inept illustrates Dak Prescott’s value.

The Dallas Cowboys are a bad football team. It bared repeating twice because it’s just so darn true. That isn’t the point of this chat though. We all know that by now.

Even I had reserved hope for the fact that maybe this thing could be turned around with a few games up under their belts, but it’s horribly obvious now. For some reason, be that the talent on the defensive side or the scheme, they couldn’t even stop a running nose.

They struggle to consistently get to the passer without the secondary covering for a minute or longer. They struggle to stop the run, as anybody with one working leg could rush for 50 yards on them, I promise.

On that secondary though, you know, the one that is the only reason the Cowboys can manage to sack the quarterback? That explains nothing as they can only manage to cover that well once or twice per contest, which probably has a lot to do with the fact that the Cowboys are in the bottom third of the league in sacks per contest.

They are one of 14 teams that average less than two sacks per Sunday. To be fair, they are tied with two other teams at 1.8 per contest but sit among 13 with only between 0.8 and 1.8 per game.

The Dallas Cowboys are bad as a whole and less than that defensively. The offense used to be able to keep them in it though … those were the days.

It shouldn’t be that way, as the front should be able to generate pressure on their own and the secondary should be able to stick to their man for longer than two seconds, but it is what it is. That’s just the way things have shaken out.

These are all things we know though. That’s also why this isn’t even about them though. This is about the starting signal-caller for the Cowboys. You know, the one that is supposed to be able to do exactly what Dak did with these weapons?

After all, that was the narrative, wasn’t it? That “anybody could do what Dak Prescott does with the team he has around him”. I am so sick and tired of that narrative, about as sick as I was before he got injured. I never want to hear Dak Prescott slander again, nor does it deserve any response or merit at this point.

You’ll point to a lackluster offensive line. I’ll ask, “Which one, the same patchwork one that Dak Prescott had been playing behind before being hurt, but managed to score exponentially more points behind, that one?”

The results may have been the same, as neither Andy Dalton nor Dak Prescott could play defense, but at least they gave themselves a chance with their offensive ability when Dak was whole. Look, this isn’t a total knock on Dalton (hope he’s okay by the way as the Bostic hit was not only illegal and uncalled for, but a flat-out dirty play), as he can only do so much with his mobility and athletic deficiencies.

What this is though is this. Dak Prescott was covering up so much for this Cowboys team with his ability, his skill set, and his athleticism. I bet you all miss ole Dak and Dunk now, don’t you? I sure do.

There is a ton more to say here, but even I can only tolerate so many of these thoughts at once. This is tragic what we are witnessing. Dallas made Kyle Allen look like Sonny Jurgensen, Logan Thomas look like a bigger Chris Cooley, and Antonio Gibson look like John Riggins. What the heck were they doing out there?

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It was only further exacerbated by the fact that the offense was putrid, horrible, awful, stinking, ugly, and downright inept. Again I ask, do we miss Dak Prescott yet? It doesn’t matter, I don’t care how you feel about Dak. Respect him though, because he’s the best thing on the roster. You all should see that now.