Every few years a subject confronts Dallas Cowboys fans like few before it. Dak Prescott is one of those.
The matter of how much Dak should be paid is something that will likely never yield peace. Arguments are made that Prescott is a franchise-caliber quarterback in the NFL, and arguments are made that compare him to a bus driver quarterback.
Just so that we’re very clear here, I realize that what I’m about to say is about the preseason. What happens during the exhibition period of the NFL season hardly matters, but we can learn a lot from it. It is not the end all, be all truth, but we can learn from it.
Dak Prescott has completed 100% of his passes through two preseason games
Boom. Crash. Anarchy. Chaos. No, this doesn’t mean Dak is headed to Canton, or that because of his stat line over the last 10 or so days that he deserves a contract worth $40M per year. What is true is the Cowboys quarterback... looks good.
Dak Prescott through two preseason games:
- 9 attempts
- 9 completions
- 100% completion
- 87 passing yards
Prescott has yet to taste the endzone so far through the preseason, but he’s made a handful of nice throws. It was awesome to see Kellen Moore fire up the deep ball in Hawaii on third and long and let Dak find Gallup for a big-time first down.
Even this throw by Dak has been scrutinized by the Cowboys fanbase, which goes to show just how polarizing he is at the moment.
Based on what has happened so far in preseason, no one is likely to change their stance on whether Dak Prescott is an elite quarterback or not. What is true through half of the preseason is that Dak Prescott looks good right now. And that’s a very good thing for the Dallas Cowboys.