Since his entry into the NFL, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has been dominating the rest of the NFC East with a record of 25-6. Looking at that number alone would lead you to assume that he’s the best quarterback in the league.
While wins and losses are really what matter, the little things also matter. In an effort to get an accurate read on how Prescott stacks up to the rest of the quarterbacks in the NFC East we have to take a look at their overall stats and situational football to see how the quarterbacks in the division really stack up. In this article, we will take a look at five different quarterback elements to see how well the Cowboys QB compares to his competition.
How does Cowboys QB Dak Prescott compare to the rest of the NFC East quarterbacks heading into the 2022 season?
Accuracy in 2022
Hurts – 78.2% of his passes were on target and 14% were considered bad throws
Jones – 76.1% of his passes were on target and 18.4% were considered bad throws
Prescott – 77.3% of his passes were on target and 14.7% were considered bad throws
Wentz – 73.7% of his passes were on target and 18.8% were considered bad throws
We continually hear complaints about how accurate Prescott is compared to others around the league. While some of it is deserved, it’s more of a perception than reality. But how does he stack up in his own division? Surprisingly, based on last season’s numbers, it was Hurts and not Prescott who was the most accurate of the group, though not by much.
This could be thanks to the stronger running game from the Eagles last season compared to the lackluster output by the Cowboys running game towards the end of the season. Either way, Hurts was the more accurate of the two, and that number might rise even higher for Hurts with the addition of A.J. Brown, while Prescott’s could fall with the loss of Amari Cooper. Wentz and Jones both had disappointing seasons. But out of those two, Wentz played worse and had better-receiving targets and a stronger running game.