5 best quarterbacks in Dallas Cowboys history
By Randy Gurzi
As has often been the case for the starter in Dallas, Dak Prescott is arguably the most polarizing player in the sports world today. For instance, his story would be considered a true underdog tale for any other team.
Imagine for a moment, a mid-round pick taking over for the franchise’s all-time leading passer as a rookie when the incumbent suffered an injury. Then imagine that rookie leading his team to the playoffs, taking the job full-time, and eventually earning a rich contract while boasting a record of 53-32 in his first five seasons.
For any other team, this quarterback would be praised to no end. But for Dak Prescott, he gets called a “choke artist” and is said to be “overrated.” Again, this comes with the territory but anyone looking objectively at No. 4 has to realize just how good he has been.
The Mississippi State product burst onto the scene in 2016 and went 13-3 as a starter. Since then, his worst regular-season record is 8-8 and for those who want to say he’s a “bus driver” and doesn’t contribute to the wins, just look at 2020.
That year, Dallas was a measly 3-8 without Prescott who broke his ankle. Overall, the roster had holes but he was keeping them competitive and threw 1,856 yards and nine touchdowns in just under five games.
In all, Prescott already has 22,083 yards with 143 touchdown passes and just 50 career picks — never throwing more than 13 in a single season. In addition to his arm, he has done a lot of damage with his legs, running for 1,460 yards with another 25 touchdowns on the ground.
Entering 2022, Prescott is already fourth all-time in passing yards for the Cowboys and fifth in touchdowns — and he’s still only 28 years of age.