Can Prescott deliver the ultimate prize to Dallas?
The Cowboys have not reached a Super Bowl since their last victory back in 1995, managing just four playoff wins across the 25 seasons that have passed since that last triumph but after a 2020 season plagued by injury hope has been renewed with quarterback Dak Prescott signing a new four year deal with the franchise.
With QB talent such as Cam Newton & Deshaun Watson available ahead of the 2021 season there were some legitimate rumors that Dallas may look to move on from Dak, who is currently recovering from mid-season ankle surgery. However, Jerry Jones has now decided that Dak Prescott is his man for the next four years and beyond, now the question is, can Prescott deliver a Super Bowl to Dallas?
Since being drafted in the fourth round of the 2016 draft, the former Mississippi State star has not had a single losing season, earning two post-season berths with one Wild Card win over Seattle in 2018. Prescott has been at the heart of the moderate success the Cowboys have enjoyed but with the consistent struggles of the other teams in their division in that time (Eagles, Giants & Washington) it has been some what underwhelming.
Dak's game is far from flawless and this has led the team to missing the playoffs in half of his four full seasons but at 27 he is heading towards his prime years and the impressive stats he has put up, show he is certainly worth taking a chance on.
In his four full seasons (missed majority of last season due to injury) Prescott averages a QB rating of 97, while averaging just under 4,000 passing yards and 24 touchdown passes a season. The guy is a legit star in the NFL and with a pass completion percentage of 66, he is tied fifth among all time QB's. A natural athlete, Prescott has everything you could want in a modern day quarterback with a great arm and the ability to move with the ball in hand. While the Cowboys may not be set to win a Super Bowl next season just by re-signing Prescott, finding a franchise QB is the hardest part of the puzzle and with Dak in place for at least the next four years they are in a great place to succeed.
Prescott 27, Ezekiel Elliott 25 & Amari Cooper 26, the Cowboys have time on their side when it comes to their star offensive threats, at his best Elliott ranks second to none among running backs in the NFL and if Prescott's return can spark a return to form for Zeke in 2021 then Dallas should mount a decent challenge to reach the post season and beyond.
Prescott is the key regardless of what sort of team Dallas build around him, if he can sure up his game and take that extra step towards elite level in 2021 then the future looks very bright for Dallas Football, next season and beyond.