There are a lot of thoughts when it comes to Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. There are good thoughts, bad thoughts, and even thoughts from someone like Darren Woodson.
Love him or not, it’s hard to deny that Prescott has had an inordinate amount of success early on in his career. He has three straight winning seasons in as many attempts although the elusive success found in the playoffs is still missing. Hopefully that won’t still be the case a week or so from now.
Before the Cowboys make it to the postseason, they have to play one more regular season game against the New York Giants. While the game is meaningless from a playoff seeding standpoint for the Cowboys, you won’t find anyone connected to the team saying that. Everyone is selling that this game does indeed mean a lot, and it actually does have a little bit of significance if we’re being honest. Dak can do something that no quarterback in the team’s storied history has ever done... start every game in three consecutive seasons.
If Dak Prescott starts the final three games of the season for the Cowboys he'll be the first quarterback in franchise history to start every game in three consecutive seasons.— Bobby Belt (@BobbyBeltTX) December 15, 2018
This is sort of wild when you think about it. We’re approaching 60 years of play for the Cowboys and that no quarterback has ever started ever game for three straight seasons seems difficult to believe.
It should be noted that Dak has hardly played every game to its full degree. He technically started the final game of his rookie season for example, but was sidelined early on as a precautionary measure heading into the playoffs. Tony Romo took over, threw his final career touchdown pass, and interestingly Romo himself has a record of this sort of variety.
The 2009 season was a great one for the Cowboys as it gave the aforementioned Romo his first playoff win. During the span of that season Romo took every snap for the Cowboys and became the first quarterback in team history to indeed take 100% of snaps in a single season. These are badges of durability that ultimately don’t mean much, but they are certainly interesting when considering who the players are.
How much Dak Prescott and the other Cowboys starters will play in New York is still to be determined, but the moment he struts out as the starting quarterback is when franchise history will be made. Who said this week was meaningless?