Where Cowboys’ QB Dak Prescott ranks amongst all 32 NFL starters

Dallas Cowboys, Dak Prescott (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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One of the great controversies in the NFL is the ranking of quarterbacks. Who is better than who and why? So many people have different opinions on this topic, and it can become exhausting. But, I thought I would give it a try anyway.

The Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has accomplished a lot over the first six years of his NFL career. But, the lack of playoff success continues to be a problem, not just for the QB but for the Cowboys as a whole.

Despite the outside criticism that comes along with being the quarterback of the Cowboys I think Prescott has had a great start to his career. But, where does he rank amongst the rest of the NFL? Here is my ranking of all 32 NFL quarterbacks after the 2021 regular season in ascending order, and I am sure everyone will find ways to disagree.

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Dec 26, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold (14) is hit by Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker K.J. Britt (52) in the fourth quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports /

Where does Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott rank among all 32 NFL quarterbacks?

32. Sam Darnold, Carolina Panthers

The hope was that a change of scenery would be exactly what Darnold needed to get his career back on track. But, that did not seem to be the case. He completed 59.9% of his passes this year with a 9 to13 touchdown to interception ratio. He most likely will not be a starter next year.

31. Zach Wilson, New York Jets

The second overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft had a difficult season in his rookie campaign. He was drafted into a bad situation in New York so he should get a slight pass for this year. But, he needs to take a big step forward in year two.

30. Justin Fields, Chicago Bears

Fields is another rookie that was not given much of a chance to succeed, thanks to being on a Bears team that was a mess. He still needs to develop as a QB and the next coach of the Bears must get the most out of him.

29. Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars

The number one pick in this past draft played the best game of his career in Week 18 against the Colts. He showed all the traits that made him that No. 1 in that final game. His 12 TDs to 17 interceptions was not good, but getting Lawrence an offensive head coach will do wonders for the potential star.

28. Daniel Jones, New York Giants

Jones was expected to take a step forward in 2021, but that did not happen. He continues to turn the ball over too much (7 fumbles, 7 interceptions) and once again the Giants coaching staff did him no favors. With a new head coach coming to New York this may be Jones’ last chance to show he is an NFL starter. The neck injury didn’t help either.