The Dallas Cowboys’ offense maintains their roll as quarterback Dak Prescott continues to make his case for a massive contract extension.
It’s been a long time since a Dallas Cowboys’ offense has played with such pace and precision as they are at this moment. It’s quite breathtaking, in fact. And there’s really no doubt as to who’s been the linchpin of the entire operation. Quarterback Dak Prescott has raised his game to dizzying heights in the early stages of this season.
To wit, through two games, Prescott’s combined statistics are astounding. He’s completed 51-of-62 passes for 674 yards with seven touchdowns and one interception. That’s good for a stupefying 142.9 quarterback rating and a completion percentage of 82.3%. It doesn’t take a quantum physicist to tell you that that’s a formula that will win a ton of ballgames.
Of course, the obvious difference in this whole equation is the man with the new plan. First-year offensive coordinator Kellen Moore has implemented an attack that is as dynamic as it is relentless. Sure, the competition has left a lot to be desired, but they’ve still got to go out and execute their plan. To that end, the Cowboys have far exceeded expectations.
In retrospect, maybe we should’ve seen this coming. Moore’s been watching Prescott up close for a few years now. Further, Moore does have a reputation for being a football wonk of the highest order. It stands to reason that he’d be able to formulate a strategy the best utilizes the quarterback’s most effective traits. Thus far, the Moore-Prescott marriage is paying immediate dividends.
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An effective game plan is one thing, but a good plan is nothing without the horses to pull it off. This is where the quarterback makes all the difference in the world. Dak Prescott is now 34-16 as an NFL starter (regular season). That’s a fifty-game sample size. In short, this isn’t a fluke. If anything, Prescott’s ceiling keeps rising with every week. The other encouraging aspect is the fact that he has obviously been working on his footwork. His throwing mechanics are night and day compared to seasons past. This is why we’re seeing a lot more accuracy and zip on his throws. His 51-yard touchdown to wideout Devin Smith was a laser-precision example.
What this is all leading up to is a huge payday for Prescott. It’s been touched on in this space before, but whether we like it or not, a fat extension is in his near future. It’s not a matter of what he has or hasn’t won, in terms of postseason success. It’s simply today’s market for NFL quarterbacks. What appears to be happening now is the “perfect storm” of the right coordinator coming along at the right time for the quarterback. This only heightens the financial ramifications. But if Prescott keeps reeling off near perfection, then the Cowboys have no choice but to pay him.
It’s difficult to dampen the enthusiasm right now. Sure, the Giants and Redskins of the world won’t be around come January. Plus, there’s a Dolphins squad looming next week that might not win a game this year. But the Dallas Cowboys have thus far done what good teams are supposed to do: demolish bad teams. There really isn’t any reason or excuse to alter that trend in Week 3.
- Published on 09/16/2019 at 13:00 PM
- Last updated at 09/16/2019 at 10:13 AM