2. Dak Prescott
Prescott had his great moments this season like in the Wild Card round and when he tore up the Vikings and Eagles’ defenses for 40 points apiece during the regular season. But at the end of the day, the negatives outweigh the positives in his 2022 campaign.
In just 12 games, Prescott threw a career-high 15 interceptions. His 15 picks were also tied with Davis Mills for the league lead. Of course, they all weren’t his fault, but there were just too many times that the Cowboys quarterback tried to force throws.
One key example comes from the playoff game against the 49ers. With the Cowboys driving down the field with under two minutes until the half, Prescott throws a crucial interception. Dallas was in a prime position to take a lead into the second half; instead San Francisco came down to hit a field goal.
Those decisions hurt the Cowboys at the end of the season and ultimately hurt their Super Bowl chances.
No, Dallas shouldn’t move on from Prescott or try to draft a quarterback early in the 2023 NFL Draft. But the Cowboys’ quarterback simply didn’t live up to his expectations during the season.
Prescott threw for just 2,860 yards and 23 touchdowns on the year. That averages out to 238.3 yards and 1.92 passing touchdowns per game.
The Cowboys’ franchise quarterback will bounce back next season, especially if they add another option for him on the outside. If Dallas can add a free agent like Odell Beckham Jr., or a first-round pick on a stud wideout, it’ll help him big time in 2023.