Comparing Dak Prescott to the other NFC East quarterbacks for 2022
Completion Percentage in 2021
Hurts – 265 of 432 passes which equals 61.3%
Jones – 232of 361 passes which equals 64.2%
Prescott – 410 of 596 passes which equals 68.7%
Wentz – 322 of 516 passes which equals 62.4%
The most important thing a quarterback can do is complete passes to move the chains and when nothing is there for them down the field. The dump-off pass to running backs usually becomes the go-to throw. They may not be big plays but they are plays that keep the offense on the field and give the team more chances to put points on the board. You would think that accuracy and completion percentage would go hand in hand, but that is not the case.
While Hurts was the more accurate quarterback of the group, the Cowboys quarterback had the better completion percentage. This is probably due to his need to make the safer play instead of taking risks going for the big play downfield. It’s a good strategy if you’re looking to maximize your time on the field and not make mistakes. Once again, Wentz and Jones are at the bottom, but Jones had a better season in terms of completions than Wentz did.