As the Dallas Cowboys kick off the second half of their season, they find themselves in a position to make the playoffs and still within striking distance of the Philadelphia Eagles despite losing to them in Week 9.
The Cowboys have shown over the past three weeks they are going to celebrate when they win, but also stay focused on the ultimate goal: making the playoffs and ultimately, the Super Bowl. This focus and their wins have been spearheaded by the play of certain players.
With that in mind, let's hand out some midseason Cowboys awards to the team's most important players after nine games.
Cowboys Team MVP – Dak Prescott
If anyone had a doubt about quarterback Dak Prescott after his 2022 season, then you should be rethinking your position. Last season, Prescott led the league in interceptions with 15 last. This season that number is at six which ranks towards the bottom of the league with the least so far this season.
Not only has Prescott been able to keep the interceptions at bay, but he’s also been able to keep an offense without a real running game at the top of the league in scoring at 29.9 points per game, which is second-best in the NFL thus far.
His 70.7% completion percentage right now is higher than at any other time in his career. The same can be said for his 84.7% on-target percentage. Conversely, Dak's poor throw percentage (11.1%) is the lowest it’s been in his career.
And when the Cowboys need crucial first downs and his receivers have been covered, he’s been able to pick up yardage with his legs to keep drives alive. Just imagine how bad of a position this team would be in without Prescott at the helm of this offense. His leadership and play on the field have been a great thing to see and that’s why he’s earned the team’s MVP honors at the midway point of the season.