Dallas Cowboys: Hall of Famer says Jimmy G is better than Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott are aware of the haters, but some criticisms just don’t make any sense and cannot be justified.

If there is a slow news day, best believe talking about the Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott are good ways to bring attention to your sports show, podcast, or newspaper column. Most teams don’t move the ratings meter like the Cowboys and everything is newsworthy in Cowboys Nation.

The latest Cowboys related issues fall into this category. And let me tell you, I fell for the banana in the tail pipe trap, all right.

Former San Francisco 49ers and Hall of Fame wide receiver, Jerry Rice, stated that current 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is better Dak Prescott.


Rice gave his laughable opinion on 95.7 The Game on Tuesday, and wouldn’t back down despite all evidence to the contrary Man, I’m still laughing as I write this piece because I can’t believe Rice made the ridiculous statement.

Rice went as far as to say the that Jimmy G was hands down better than Dak and that if Dak was the starting quarterback for the 49ers’ offense, he would not be as good as Jimmy G. This is the rest of Jerry Rice’s quote:

"“I think right now that with Jimmy G he’s a better quarterback than Dak Prescott. I’m  just going to call it. That’s just my opinion. That’s my opinion and I could be wrong,” Rice said."

Rice is definitely wrong on so many levels that even the Dak Haters and other critics don’t even believe or support his opinion about Jimmy G being the better quarterback over Dak. I don’t even believe Jerry believes what he said unless he’s trying to make a comeback and wants to pad his Hall of Fame stats.

Hands down, hands up, and hands in your pockets, Dak is the far better signal caller, and it ain’t even close-even if their last season’s stats are comparable.

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First of all, Dak has played in every single game and has a winning record of 41-25 (including the playoffs), won ROY (Rookie of the Years honors), he’s a two-time Pro Bowler, set a franchise record by winning 11 straight games, broke Tom Brady‘s record for most passes to start a career without an interception, and then set a new NFL record for the most pass attempts to start a career without an interception (176).

Further, Dak absolutely owns the NFC East with an 18-6 record in division games, won two NFC East titles, and Dak has an outstanding winning percentage against those divisional foes. And for good measure, Dak is tied with the second most wins since 2016 behind the G.O.A.T, Tom Brady.

Baby, it gets a little better because Dak isn’t injury prone like Jimmy G, who missed the majority of the 2018 season recovering from an ACL injury. 

In comparison to last season’s stats, both signal-callers numbers are similar and that’s about close as it gets, and even that is misleading. Let me explain. Jimmy G passed for 3,978 yards, 27 touchdowns, 13 interceptions, averaged 248.6 passing yards a game, and had a quarterback rating of 102.0.

Dak threw for 4.902 yards, 30 touchdowns, against 11 interceptions, averaged 306.4 yards a game, and had a quarterback rating of 99.7. However, Dallas’ receivers led the league in dropped passes with 36, and Dak had inferior coaching/play-calling in Jason Garrett.

In other words, Dak would have set a franchise record if his receivers hadn’t dropped so many passes and won more than eight games, possibly winning at least the NFC East. Also, Dak is a dual threat that runs over pint-sized defensive backs, just ask Josh Norman how it feels to get punished by Dak.

Dak’s resume is far more impressive than Jimmy G’s, and Dak has been consistent with his availability. Dak has won 41 games in four years, despite inept coaching and an inconsistent defense.

To that point, it’s good coaching and a dominant defense that carried Jimmy G and the 49ers to the Super Bowl, not the heroics of Jimmy G. Besides, if Jimmy G is so much better why did Kyle Shanahan say Jimmy G must get better for the 49ers to reach their ceiling?

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Coaches only come out and say that if there is doubt in their quarterback. That’s why there were rumors about Brady joining the 49ers, his favorite team as a child. The Dallas Cowboys wanted to pay Dak and make him the highest paid quarterback in the league, they just got hung up on length. They believe Dak is a franchise QB and so should everyone else.

If Jimmy G is better than Dak, why did he overthrow a wide open Emmanuel Sanders late in the fourth quarter that would have guaranteed the 49ers their sixth Lombardi trophy. Dak is clutch and would have made that crucial play and won the game (whispers to Jerry Rice: check the 4th Quarter comeback comparison).

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I understand Jerry Rice is a homer for his former team, just like I’m defending Dak for my favorite team. The only difference is I’m right and Jerry is wrong. In week 15, Dallas hosts the 49ers in an all important game and we’ll see who is the best quarterback. My money is Dak because history says so. BOOM!

  • Published on 09/04/2020 at 11:01 AM
  • Last updated at 09/04/2020 at 06:15 AM