4 things the Cowboys must do to be Super Bowl contenders

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Sign Dak Prescott

I can’t reiterate this enough. The Dallas Cowboys absolutely must sign quarterback Dak Prescott to a contract. Signing Dak to a long-term rather than a short-term one is a best-case scenario for the team.

The quarterback has played as well as anyone could ask. That was until an ankle injury forced him to cut his 2020 season short. Nevertheless, he is a must sign for Dallas.

To put it into perspective, Dak had 314 fewer passing yards and two fewer total touchdowns than backup quarterback Andy Dalton. At the same time, Dak played in six fewer games. Keep in mind that in one game Dalton played, he was on the field for only two snaps.

That goes to show you the difference between Dak and the next man up. While Dalton is not an elite quarterback, he is at least a low-end starting quarterback in the NFL.

The Mississipi State product is more than your average quarterback. Prescott’s leadership, play, and character is the glue keeping the team together. He has embodied what it means to be the quarterback for America’s team.

The quarterback is going to get paid, and that will be attached to a lot of zeros. It forces Jerry Jones to find a way to open up some cap space. No matter what it costs, Jerry needs to get it done.

The Dallas Cowboys will not be a winning team with anyone’s name at quarterback other than his. That was on full display this past season.

In reality, the Dallas Cowboys are not far from being Super Bowl contenders. All that went wrong last season was terrible coaching on defense and countless injuries.

With the players coming back healthy and new defensive coaches put in place, the Cowboys are contenders. Then again, none of that matters if Dak Prescott is not in a Cowboys jersey come the start of the 2021 season.

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Everything is in the hands of Jerry Jones. The Dallas Cowboys will be a top team in the NFC for the 2021 season. How the team plays in the playoffs will be up in the air. That’s because they haven’t done anything in the past 25 years.