As Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys go back and forth in contract talks, the former fourth-round pick is set to join the upper echelon of quarterbacks financially.
Where Prescott belongs in the quarterback pecking order in terms of being among the best on the field is a more nuanced debate.
An easy comparison regarding Prescott is another quarterback taken in the 2016 draft, who plays for one of Dallas’ division rivals. Carson Wentz went second overall, while Prescott waited until the fourth round to hear his named called.
Wentz has already gotten his big contract, which makes him the sixth-highest paid quarterback in the league with a $32 million annual average. If Prescott doesn’t get a multi-year deal and plays the 2020 season on the franchise tag, he would come in at $31.5 million.
As Prescott gets set to join (if not surpass) Wentz on the list of the league’s highest-paid quarterbacks, here are three reasons the Cowboys’ signal caller is the better player.