With two quarterbacks in his draft class already signed to $100 million dollar contract, what will it take for the Dallas Cowboys’ Dak Prescott to receive his massive payday.
When former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo went down with a back injury in a preseason game of August of 2016, the thinking was that a young rookie quarterback named Dak Prescott would be nothing but a game manager while Romo healed from his third injury in a calendar year.
Well after Dak lost his first NFL game to the pathetic New York Giants that season, the so called “game manager” won a franchise record 11 straight games en route to an NFC East Crown, number one seed in the 2016 playoffs, ROY (Rookie of the Year), and set other rookie records.
That was four years ago and Dak has won a lot more games and then some since his sensational rookie campaign. Dak has won a total of 34 games (including playoffs), won two NFC East titles, and beat the anemic and awful New York Giants for the fifth consecutive time Sunday.
And after Dak and the Cowboys beat down the Giants 35-17, most of Cowboys Nation celebrated the former fourth rounder out of Mississippi State throwing for 405 yards, four touchdowns on 25 of 32 passing attempts, and a perfect passing rating of 158.3.
Further, it went down as the most passing yards ever for a Cowboys’ quarterback in a season opener. Not even Hall of Famers Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman accomplished that feat, and neither did the beloved Romo.
But after witnessing Dak rip apart the Giants secondary like fresh meat at a New York butcher shop (pun intended), it’s beyond time to pay Dak. It’s well overdue for this up and coming signal caller to receive a hefty pay day.
After all, the two quarterbacks selected well ahead of Dak in the 2016 draft (Jared Goff and Carson Wentz), have signed $100 million dollar contracts but haven’t won more games than Dak and Wentz stays injured.
However, the performance Dak displayed against the Giants was more of an exclamation point because Dak proved once again that he can sling the ball all over the field with precision to different receivers, and run a new offense at an optimal level. Kellen Moore is a blessing. My prayers were answered!
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In some ways Dak’s performance was reminisce of the 2018 regular season finale against the Giants when Dak threw for 387 yards, four touchdowns, and a 120.2 quarterback rating.
When you combine Dak’s last three games (including playoff game against the Los Angles Rams), Dak has thrown for 1,058 yards, and nine touchdowns with quarterback ratings of 158.3, 120.2, and 99.2.
I don’t want to hear any talk about Dak putting up big numbers because he was facing an inferior Giants’ secondary! As former New York Jets/Kansas City Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards famously said: “HELLO! YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!”
Dak played to win the game and looked awesome doing it. A quarterback is measured on physical attributes like arm strength, accuracy, height, and weight, but are ultimately judged on wins and losses. Dak owns his divisional foes with an NFC East best 14-5 record, has won the second most games since 2016 behind the great Tom Brady, and Dak has never missed an NFL start (unlike Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles).
Dak gave a dynamic preview of great things to come as he dominated the Giants. And Dak is a winner. That’s what matters the most.
So Jerry Jones go ahead and pay Dakota Prescott because it’s his time to get paid.
- Published on 09/12/2019 at 12:30 PM
- Last updated at 09/12/2019 at 07:14 AM