Now entering his 8th season in the NFL, Dallas Cowboys’ QB Dak Prescott could be on the hot seat this year if the team once again falters in the playoffs. Prescott is one of the more polarizing QBs in the NFL, and that’s mostly due to him wearing the star on his helmet.
The fourth-round pick back in 2016 snatched the starting job away from Tony Romo and has not looked back. He’s carved out a very nice regular-season career thus far. Through seven seasons, Prescott has thrown for 24,943 yards, 166 touchdowns, 65 interceptions, and has earned a passer rating of 97.8.
His record in the regular season is 61-36. However, the big cloud that hovers above his head is the performance in the playoffs. He’s got a 2-4 playoff record and his play has dropped off statistically in the postseason. Dallas has not made it past the divisional round since 1658 (OK, that’s a joke), but I think you get the point.
A lot of the talk recently about the Cowboys has seemed to revolve around whether or not Dak Prescott is indeed the QB that will be able to take them over the hump. After seven seasons Dallas, could 2023 be the last if things don’t change?
I could see it. I believe Colin Cowherd was the one who said Dak Prescott is just “Kirk Cousins with better PR” and that isn’t inaccurate.
I mean, Kirk Cousins had one team let him leave entirely in free agency, and since signing with the Minnesota Vikings, what has Cousins done besides put up shiny numbers in the regular season? I am not advocating for one thing or another here, but this is an interesting situation to monitor.
I think it’s especially interesting as the NFC is a weak conference. Dallas is arguably the most talented team in the conference and they really should have no trouble winning double-digit games and making the playoffs.
Given how I think the 2023 season will go, they also likely won’t have to face the Philadelphia Eagles or San Francisco 49ers in the first round.
If the Dallas Cowboys falter in the playoffs once again in 2023, I would expect trade rumors surrounding Dak Prescott to begin.