NFC East starting quarterbacks ranked from worst to best

Who takes the top spot: Dak Prescott or Jalen Hurts?
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2. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys

It hurts to put Prescott here at number two. But after what Hurts did last season, leading the Eagles to the Super Bowl, he deserves to be in the top spot. Despite what many others think, though, the gap between these two quarterbacks isn't that big.

Yes, Prescott struggled as a passer last season. Yes, it might have been his worst season as a passer in seven seasons. Yes, he had a problem throwing interceptions.

All those are true.

However, Prescott checks off all the boxes of a franchise quarterback. He just hasn't been able to win postseason games, and sometimes that's what matters most.

Prescott has a career 61-36 record and has thrown for 24,943 yards in his seven NFL seasons. His 2-4 playoff record is what ultimately has him second on this list.

A big downfall for Prescot last season were his interceptions. His 15 interception were tied with the Texans' Davis Mills for the most in the league. Despite that, though, Prescott still has an impressive 2.55 TD/INT ratio -- ninth best in NFL history -- with two Pro Bowl selections to his name in 2016 and 2018.

The Cowboys added wide receiver Brandin Cooks this offseason. So, the hope is that the addition of the veteran will give Prescott another big-time weapon in the receiving game. Dallas will definitely need the quarterback to limit his interceptions this season.