There has been one debate encircling Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott for the last few months (longer than that really) and it has divided some Cowboys fans.
Maybe you believe that Dak should be paid. Perhaps you feel like he should not. Interestingly, despite the fact that this argument somewhat centers around his worth to the team, these same people on opposing sides are united in another.
It feels like yesterday that the 2016 NFL Draft happened and we began games featuring both Prescott and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz. We will officially hit the 10th meeting of the two teams with their new quarterbacks this season (granted Wentz missed the second game in 2017) so this has been our reality for some time now.
There is a lot of objective evidence to support that Dak Prescott is the better quarterback
Cowboys and Eagles fans will disagree with each other on just about everything from now until the end of time, and that seems to especially be the case when it comes to Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz.
For what it’s worth last weekend our friends at Bleeding Green Nation ran a post from one of their own writers that admitted Dak’s superiority to Carson Wentz. It’s nice to see some people seeing the truth, people like ESPN’s Domonique Foxworth.
“There’s no argument, reasonable argument, that Wentz has actually been better than Dak. The only thing that people put up is somehow that Dak had a great surrounding cast. Wentz’s cast won the Super Bowl without him!”
Foxworth makes a very interesting argument in that the Carson Wentz surrounding cast, one that Eagles fans cite as inferior to Dak Prescott’s which should explain the former’s lack of success, literally won the Super Bowl without him three years ago. It’s kind of hard to say that they aren’t of serious merit.
Of course, the Eagles dealt with tons of injuries last season which didn’t help their cause and to Wentz’s credit, also to the credit of the 2019 Cowboys coaching staff, he and his team persevered and won the NFC East.
Still, though, nobody is arguing that Carson Wentz isn’t good, just that Dak Prescott is more accomplished. That is objectively true as Domonique Foxworth noted on Tuesday on ESPN.
It’s strange how much you can miss a good ol’-fashioned Prescott and Wentz argument, but the Dak contract negotiations have some of us longing for those days. Perhaps they’ll return sooner rather than later.