Josh Allen Madden Cover slot shows NFL's hypocrisy on Dak Prescott

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) throws a pass during the first quarter against the
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) throws a pass during the first quarter against the / George Walker IV / / USA

Dak Prescott continues to struggle earning the respect of the national media despite establishing himself as a top-10 quarterback.

Some folks fight on Prescott's behalf, but 2022 gave the media all the ammunition it needed to slander the Dallas Cowboys QB after he led the league with 15 interceptions despite missing five games with a broken finger.

The thing is that the NFL's best quarterbacks throw interceptions at a high volume. Since 2021, Prescott has thrown just as many interceptions (25) as Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert, Trevor Lawrence, and Matthew Stafford.

The universally beloved Joe Burrow has thrown 26 picks in that same span. Say what you will about Prescott's lack of playoff success, but it says a lot that we hardly hear a peep about Burrow's propensity to give the ball away.

Which QB has thrown the most INTs since 202? None other than Bills superstar Josh Allen, who was just named the cover of Madden 2024.

Josh Allen gracing Madden 24 cover shows hypocrisy on Cowboys' Dak Prescott

That's odd. One quarterback gets dragged by the national media for throwing interceptions and coming up short in the playoffs, while the other is hand-picked to grace the cover of the sport's most distinguished video game?

Anyone else smell the hypocrisy?

It's not Allen's fault he's pampered by the media despite demonstrating serious flaws as a quarterback. While it was Prescott who led the league in interceptions last season, it was Allen who tied for the league lead with 16 fumbles. Only Lawrence lost more fumbles than Allen's five. In total, Allen was responsible for 19 turnovers compared to Prescott's 16.

We hate pitting the quarterbacks against each other. In a perfect world, both would be praised and criticized the appropriate amount, but that seemingly isn't possible given the apparent bias against Prescott.

All told, Allen is a perfect choice for the Madden 24 cover. He's an outstanding player and a unicorn at the game's most important position.

Further, he has a down-to-earth personality that endears him to fans and he continuously performs acts of charity, including starting the Patricia Allen Fund to benefit the Oishei Children's Hospital in honor of his late grandmother.

Please don't spin this into an anti-Josh Allen tirade.

There's no anger (whatsoever) directed at Allen beating out Prescott for the Madden cover. We're merely pointing out the NFL and media's evident hypocrisy on the Cowboys' quarterback because both players turned the football over at a high rate last season.

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