Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has his share of doubters, but he could bring home MVP in 2020.
The sky is truly the limit for Dak Prescott in his fifth season. Prescott led the NFL’s No. 5 passing offense in 2019, according to Football Outsiders. However, that rating could have been ranked much higher if the Dallas Cowboys’ receiving corps wouldn’t have dropped 36 of his passes.
Dak’s 99.7 quarterback rating shows that Prescott was quite efficient when his receivers were holding up their side of things. This may be the biggest reason why the Dallas Cowboys were ranked No. 4 in Weighted Offense.
In the 2020 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys added wide receiver, CeeDee Lamb. His sure hands and ability to get yards after the catch will help Prescott take his game to another level. When Dallas comes out in 11 personnel this season they will have Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, Blake Jarwin, Ezekiel Elliott, and Lamb as potential targets in the passing game. Few teams can boast that level of firepower.
The only thing missing from Prescott’s resume is a deep playoff run. He has the ability to lead one. In fact, his stats are quite similar to one of the best playoff quarterbacks of the last decade. Prescott averages 265 yards, a 64.1 completion percentage, 1.7 TDs, 0.7 INT, and a 95.7 quarterback rating in the postseason.
By comparison, Russell Wilson averages 241 yards, a 62.3 completion percentage, 1.5 TDs, 0.7 INTs, and a 96.7 quarterback rating in the postseason.
Another thing that will help Prescott win the AP MVP is 2020 will be Kellen Moore’s second season as offensive coordinator. With Mike McCarthy now the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys Moore will most likely have more freedom to run the kind of offensive scheme he wants to. Also the lessons he learned last year should help to improve his play-calling and in-game adjustments.
The final piece of the puzzle is Prescott is once again working on a new long term contract. This upcoming season will be another contract year for Prescott. This will be a driving force for Prescott in 2020. In 2019 he produced very close to the same level of his rookie season, where he won Rookie of the Year. That was also a contract season.
Prescott has the ability and the weapons to be the Most Valuable Player in the National Football League in 2020. Even better it is his second year in the Cowboys offensive scheme. Add to that the motivation of a long-term deal and this upcoming season will be truly special for Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys.