Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has been a major topic of discussion this offseason. He had an up-and-down 2022 season, putting together a Jekyll and Hyde type of season. One week he would look like an MVP, the next week it would look like he was heading toward the bench.
In the regular season, Dak Prescott threw the most interceptions in the league with 15. It was truly shocking to see as he played in only 12 regular-season games. In the postseason, it was a classic roller coaster ride.
In the Wild Card game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dak Prescott threw four touchdowns in a flawless game. The following week against the San Francisco 49ers, he threw two more interceptions that derailed their chances to win.
This offseason, there have been some whispers about Dak Prescott’s time with the Cowboys possibly nearing an end. Those rumors were only fueled when Jerry Jones acquired Trey Lance, the No. 3 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, in a trade with the 49ers.
There will be a lot of pressure on Dak Prescott to perform this season, as he could be playing for his job. He also has to live up to the lofty standard that some people have placed upon him.
Per Colin Cowherd on his show, The Herd on FS1 and Fox Sports, Dak Prescott was ranked as the No. 8 quarterback in the NFL heading into the 2023 season. Cowherd had a strong opinion about that, as he was ranked ahead of 2022 MVP runner-up, Jalen Hurts. He questioned what exactly the Cowboys starter was better at than the Philadelphia Eagles star.
“When I see Dak, I see a regressing pocket passer who needs a lot of help,” Cowherd said, referencing that his best season came early in his career behind an elite offensive line with prime Ezekiel Elliott.
That is certainly a strong take from Cowherd, but it would be hard to argue against him. Cowboys fans would likely swap quarterbacks with the Eagles in a heartbeat. In just his second season as the starter, Hurts was able to lead his team further into the postseason than Dak Prescott has been able to do in seven seasons.