3 Reasons Dak Prescott is a Dark Horse MVP Pick in 2023

Three reasons why Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is a dark horse MVP pick in 2023.
Three reasons why Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is a dark horse MVP pick in 2023. / Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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Dak Prescott's play during the 2022 season certainly generated tons of discussion. The veteran didn't produce at the heights we know he's capable of, and he developed a nasty case of the turnover bug.

This is a new year though, and Prescott is vowing that things will be different. Whether you believe him or not, there's legitimate reasons to trust he'll turn it around. So much so, there's even path where Prescott finds himself in the MVP conversation.

With that in mind, here are three reasons why Prescott is a great dark horse MVP pick in 2023.

1. An Upgraded Passing Attack

Any MVP quarterback needs weapons to throw to, and Dallas made sure to surround Prescott with more talent this offseason. The Cowboys' first significant addition to their receiving corps was trading for veteran Brandin Cooks. The 29-year-old has been a bastion of consistently great production, posting at least 1,000 yards in six of his last eight seasons.

He suddenly gives this offense one of the best No. 2 wideouts in the entire league, and forms a scary trio with star CeeDee Lamb and WR3 Michael Gallup, the latter of whom should be even better after coming back from his ACL tear in 2022. Dallas didn't stop there though, as the team also nabbed pass-catching tight end Luke Schoonmaker in the second round of this year's draft. Investing this premium capital into the Michigan product displays strong confidence in his ability to help the Cowboys.

With 2022 draft pick Jalen Tolbert as well, Prescott will have no shortage of weapons to turn to in 2023. The amount of playmakers he'll have at his disposal is why I'm buying into Prescott's MVP potential.