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FanPulse: Cowboys fans are losing faith that Dak Prescott will be team’s quarterback beyond 2018

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We’re on a slippery slope.

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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff was on fire on Thursday night against the Vikings.

In just one contest, Goff almost matched Dak Prescott’s season total on passing yards, and he more than doubled Prescott’s season total on passing touchdowns. In the spirit of fairness Goff had a game for the ages, but the reality is that Cowboys fans are on the edge right now.

Just how up against a wall are the rooters of America’s Team? SB Nation’s FanPulse data has been providing us with some interesting intel all season, and the bright minds behind it were asked about the likelihood of Dak Prescott quarterbacking the team beyond this season.

Pie charts always make me think of HIMYM’s Marshall Eriksen, but they’re useful for more than nostalgia concerning one of the greatest sitcoms of all time. This particular pie hits the moon like a pizza pie or something like that, and it hits pretty hard on Dak Prescott as well.

We’re at a point (granted we’re three games into 2018) where 39% of fans don’t believe that Dak will be the team’s quarterback next season. I’m not a math expert or anything, but that’s almost half. FanPulse has shown us before that Cowboys fans are a bit fickle in general, but wouldn’t you say this is a fair indicator of your circle of Cowboys trust?

The second half of the 2017 season really cast doubt on Dak Prescott for many minds, but we had (and still have) what he did throughout his rookie season and the first half of last year as positive data at his back. What sits as a growing concern is the growing sample size of bad data. I mean, he did something that hadn’t been done since Quincy Carter to put that in perspective.

Winning cures all, and the Cowboys have an opportunity to double their season total this Sunday against the Lions. If they do, and especially if they do in convincing offensive fashion, the rough waters will subside.

Now all they have to do is do it. Simple enough.