Dak Falls Off
By most metrics that count, Dak Prescott is performing like one of the very best (if not THE best) quarterback in the NFL. Total QBR, CPOE, Air Yards, Accuracy Percentage, Completion Percentage, Points Added, etc.. all say Dak is balling at elite levels.
Dak haters will always find fault in No. 4, but the reality is, he’s performing better than anyone could have logically predicted this season and he seems to be improving by the day.
But success each week is far from given, even when a player has honed in like Dak has this year. When Smith was out in 2017, Dak was running for his life. The scars of those games had lingering effects that pushed into last season. They almost permanently damaged Dak and we can’t afford for something like that to happen again. It stands to reason, if pass protection falls apart again (for whatever reason), the Dak from late in 2017 could reemerge and that would be disastrous to the Dallas Cowboys offense this year.
Offensive Coordinator Kellen Moore has built this offense around Dak more than anyone, and it requires Dak performing at elite levels. If Dak craters, Moore may be forced to turn to the running game to lead this offense and we’ve seen how that’s worked.
*channeling internal restraint*must resist the urge to bash run-heavy offenses and ineffectiveness of even the best RBs in the NFL. I digress…
Basically, I don’t see any way Dak craters as a QB unless the pass protection falls apart. We saw what happens when protection breaks down and Dak loses confidence in the pocket. That would be a nightmare.