1. Dak Prescott, Quarterback
Last year, the Jones family unnecessarily put far too much on the shoulders of Dak Prescott. Due in large part to the blunder they made in overpaying Ezekiel Elliott, they put themselves in a tough situation with the salary cap.
Rather than get creative and find a way to make things work, they traded Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns for essentially a fifth-round pick. They then proved money wasn’t the real issue as they extended Michael Gallup, paid Dalton Schultz on the franchise tag, and even tried to re-sign Randy Gregory to an extension.
Prescott did what he could, but led the NFL in interceptions with 15 despite missing five games. Several of those picks fell on his shoulder but more than a handful came when receivers ran the wrong route — and they even lost a game when a pass to Noah Brown went out of the receiver’s hand and wound up being a pick-six.
The only good news in all of this would be that the front office might have actually learned a lesson as they went out and landed Brandin Cooks.
Adding him means the offense is once again dangerous at wideout. CeeDee Lamb is a certified star and Cooks is an underrated weapon who has out up 1,000 yards with four different teams. It also means Michael Gallup can return to his role as WR3, which is where he’s best suited.
They could stand to add another tight end (thankfully this draft class is loaded) but overall, this has been a great week for Dak Prescott.