Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott gets more criticism than most quarterbacks who put up the type of impressive numbers that he does. His critics bring up the fact that he has underperformed in big games and in the playoffs in the past as the reason why he doesn’t belong among the elite signal-callers of the NFL.
But after a terrible three-interception performance in Week 5 against the San Francisco 49ers, Prescott has largely played brilliant football. He has thrown for at least three touchdown passes in four of his last five games, and he’s among the league leaders in completed passes, passing yards, passing touchdowns and passer rating (in fact, he’s second in the last two categories mentioned).
The Cowboys have an 8-3 record, and if there is a team in the NFC that is capable of beating the Philadelphia Eagles come playoff team, the Cowboys would be that team along with the 49ers.
Injured New York Jets QB Aaron Rodgers, who is no stranger himself to be polarizing, gave Prescott some massive and detailed praise while on “The Pat McAfee Show.”
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With Prescott at the controls, Dallas is fourth in passing yards and tops in passing touchdowns and points scored. He has helped wide receiver CeeDee Lamb reach elite status with 1,066 receiving yards and seven total touchdowns (six of them in the air), while fellow WR Brandin Cooks, after a rough start to the year, may be returning to form of late.
But for the rest of the regular season, the Cowboys will be tested. They will play the Seattle Seahawks, a solid team that is fighting for playoff positioning, on Thursday, and after that, they will face the Eagles the following week, the Miami Dolphins on Christmas Eve and the Detroit Lions on Dec. 30.
Prescott will need to play his best to give his team its best shot at winning its first Super Bowl since the 1995 season, not to mention to silence his critics.