Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott may have his fair share of detractors, but there really is no doubting that he is a good signal-caller.
As a matter of fact, Prescott leads all NFL quarterbacks in passer rating on third and fourth downs, per Pro Football Focus.
That’s certainly an impressive stat and helps dispel the notion that Prescott always comes up short in crucial situations.
Prescott is coming off of one of his best performances of the season last week, as he went 29-for-44 with 374 yards and three touchdowns in a close loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
On the season overall, Prescott has thrown for 2,011 yards, 13 touchdowns and five interceptions while completing 70.2 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 100.7.
The 30-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Mississippi State, was selected by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Due to an injury to Tony Romo, Prescott immediately stepped in as Dallas’ starting quarterback and was very impressive, leading his team to 13 wins and an NFC East division title during his rookie campaign. He also made the Pro Bowl after totaling 3,667 yards, 22 touchdowns and four picks.
Initially, many felt Prescott would be nothing more than a good game manager, but he morphed into one of the better passers in football. He made another trip to the Pro Bowl in 2018, and in 2019, he threw for 4,902 yards, 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
Prescott’s best season, however, probably came in 2021, when he registered 4,449 yards, 37 touchdowns and 10 picks while completing 68.8 percent of his throws and recording a passer rating of 104.2.
Last year, Dak Prescott took a big step back, leading the NFL with 15 interceptions in just 12 games, but he has rebounded in 2023.
The Cowboys are 5-3 and sit two-and-a-half games behind the Philadelphia Eagles for first place in the NFC East. They will take on the New York Giants this Sunday.