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:
|PLAYER||SEASON||TEAM||GAMES WITH 100+ RATING|
|Aaron Rodgers||2011||Green Bay||13|
|Tom Brady||2011||New England||12|
|Tom Brady||2010||New England||12|
|Steve Young||1994||San Francisco||12|
|Aaron Rodgers||2014||Green Bay||11|
|Drew Brees||2011||New Orleans||11|
|Tom Brady||2007||New England||11|
|Kurt Warner||1999||St. Louis||11|
*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!