5 most important Cowboys for the 2023 season, including a surprise player
By Ali Jawad
1. Dak Prescott
Are we surprised? No matter how talented your team is in this league, you must have consistency at the most important position and the most important player is Prescott, who has been the Cowboys' leader since taking over in 2016.
Dak Prescott knows that fans have been starving for a Super Bowl title since the days of the Triplets. So this season, No. 4 will again be tasked with trying to lead the Cowboys back to greatness.
As the franchise leader and a $40 million per year player, the pressure is on for Prescott to deliver. When assessing the talent of quarterbacks in the NFC, Jalen Hurts is number one, and then Prescott is number two. Everyone else is up for debate.
The 2023 season is no excuse. With a defense equipped with more talent, a trio of talented receivers featuring an all-pro, an offensive line when healthy, can get the job done, and a Pro Bowl talent at running back. Prescott must deliver.
Prescott must cut down on turnovers. He's coming off a season in which he threw a league-high 15 interceptions in just 12 games. The most important is playoff success. Prescott struggled against the 49ers in the divisional round, throwing two crucial interceptions.
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that he is number one on this list. In contrast, the defense is talented enough to bail the team out and win games. The Cowboys will go as far as Prescott can take them.