The Dallas Cowboys humbled the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 14 and that they did so on Sunday Night Football is surely to draw a lot of attention given the time slot’s massive pull, oh, and that they are the Dallas Cowboys.
Simply put, Sunday night was one of the “big wins” that detractors had been clamoring to see from the Cowboys. NBC color analyst Cris Collinsworth even said near the end of the broadcast (I’m paraphrasing here) that he really needed to see how good they are right now to really buy in himself.
It appears as if many have bought in, and not just on the Cowboys as a whole, but on the face of their organization. Quarterback Dak Prescott was an extreme long shot less than a month ago (+3500 to be exact) to win MVP and as of late Sunday night he is the betting favorite to win the award at DraftKings.
Prescott began Week 14 tied with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts for the second-best odds to win MVP behind San Francisco 49ers QB Brock Purdy. That Hurts was unable to orchestrate even a single offensive touchdown in a game that saw his team lose grip (at least temporarily) on the division as well as (control is now out of their hands) the top seed in the conference is likely something that he will not be able to overcome. But anything is possible.
We all obviously want to see the Cowboys win the Super Bowl first and foremost, but Dak winning MVP would be a huge thing for the team and franchise. As the betting favorite it stands to reason that as long as he keeps things up like this the award is his lose to lose.
Of course Dak winning MVP would make contract negotiations with him in the offseason more expensive, but at this point we are probably there anyway. Micah Parsons, who is also on the screen above, will command his own chunk of change, and by the way CeeDee Lamb will need a new deal as well.
Ultimately these are good problems to have.