Respect. That’s all any athlete can ask for when it comes to what they do week in and week out in the NFL. Ever since quarterback Dak Prescott made his debut with the Dallas Cowboys back in 2016, it’s what he plays for to earn besides doing his best to win football games.
Ever since that devastating season-ending ankle injury in 2020, many football analysts and pundits were worried that he might never be the same electric player ever again. Not only did Prescott come back with a vengeance in 2021, but he’s been making quite a name for himself with his elite style of play.
So far this season, he’s gone above and beyond the call of duty for the Cowboys. They’re 5-1 entering their Week 7 bye as Prescott has been putting on quite the clinic under center. Just six weeks into the regular season Prescott has totaled 1,813 passing yards, 16 touchdowns, four interceptions, and a 73.1 completion percentage.
Dak Prescott named No. 1 quarterback by Around The NFL for Week 7
Prescott has been on fire this season and well, it’s nice to see him get continued support and respect in the football world, especially in the media. In a weekly article by Gregg Rosenthal of Around The NFL, Prescott was named the No. 1 quarterback heading into Week 7 in the NFL QB Index.
Each week, Rosenthal does this great article where he ranks every starting quarterback as the season progresses and well, Prescott has topped the list in Week 7 as he hit the nail right on the head. Rosenthal is absolutely correct since Prescott has been an absolute difference-maker each week for the Cowboys and has only continued to improve over time.
He’s hitting all the big passes, making incredibly smart decisions, and even though there is still a lot of football left to be played this season, make no mistake about it, Prescott continues to get respect added on his name. He’s silenced all the critics and naysayers of the past that have refused to acknowledge how elite he can be and then some in 2021.
At the end of the day, this is such a great sight to see for Prescott and the Cowboys earning all this recognition. Winning fixes everything and the Cowboys have proven to be the team to beat not only in the NFC East but across the entire league. With Prescott under center, this team is taking names and ready to continue what they started. Earning respect one week at a time straight to glory.