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Dak Prescott Poised To Join A List Of Great Quarterbacks In His Rookie Season

The Cowboys rookie signal-caller could soon be on a pretty good list.

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By now, we’ve kind of gotten used to how good Dak Prescott has been in his rookie season. We’ve seen him win games in all kinds of ways - win by a lot, win by a little, win through the air, win mainly on the ground, win with a fourth-quarter comeback, win when the team is playing poorly. All of this has led to an 11-1 record for the Cowboys and a berth in the 2016 playoffs.

It should be noted that Prescott is a “team” guy. He always says the right things in interviews, he respects the veterans and in turn has won their respect. His coaches love him, everybody who knows him says he’s a hard-worker with no ego.

So yeah, there’s a lot of praise to go around. Still, when I saw the company Dak is about to keep this season, I was taken aback. Dak already has 10 games this season with a passer rating of 100 or higher, that’s a rookie record for the NFL. If Dak can get one more and reach 11 on the season, he would be just the eighth quarterback in NFL history to do that. The list he would join is pretty special. These guys are among the best in the game. Check it out.

The quarterbacks with a 100+ rating in 11 or more games in a single season:

Aaron Rodgers 2011 Green Bay 13
Tom Brady 2011 New England 12
Tom Brady 2010 New England 12
Steve Young 1994 San Francisco 12
Carson Palmer 2015 Arizona 11
Aaron Rodgers 2014 Green Bay 11
Drew Brees 2011 New Orleans 11
Tom Brady 2007 New England 11
Carson Palmer 2005 Cincinnati 11
Peyton Manning 2004 Indianapolis 11
Kurt Warner 1999 St. Louis 11
Dak Prescott 2016 Dallas 10*

*Through 12 games

If you’re on a list with Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Steve Young, Kurt Warner and Carson Palmer as a quarterback, you’re pretty good. If you do that as a rookie quarterback, you’re pretty special. Just another reason to look forward to a decade of Dak!

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