Is Prescott overrated right now?
By: Jake Rajala
It was clear that the
Germans Dallas Cowboys fans weren’t singing for Dak Prescott in Titletown. In Week 10 – Prescott unveiled three passing touchdowns, but he also tossed two interceptions. Most, unfortunately, he lost to a Green Bay Packers team that was 3-6 yesterday morning. The ultra Cowboys fan Skip Bayless expressed his distaste for Prescott’s services with his following tweet:
It would be an understatement to say that Prescott is underperforming & I believe it’s worrisome that his trajectory took a nosedive in 2022 after throwing 37 touchdowns & 4,449 passing yards a season ago. In the year that Avatar 2 hits IMAX theaters, the Boys QB1 has merely thrown six touchdowns to four interceptions in six contests. It should also be stated that his QBR of 85.9 this season is a personal low and it’s even worse than the QBR of Matt Ryan, Justin Fields, and Andy Dalton. Yes, you read that correctly.
In the grand scheme of things, I believe that Prescott’s ceiling is significantly less sexy at this point. The mere two-time Pro Bowler will likely miss Tyron Smith (who has missed 30 games since the start of 2020) and Ezekiel Elliot in the next couple of seasons. It must be said that Prescott has struggled without Smith at this point — showing that LT Tyler Smith (Smith’s replacement) has given up four sacks, garnered seven penalties, and registered a lousy 63.4 grade by PFF. It’s transparent that Smith doesn’t possess the same abilities as Smith, who still had a monstrous 91.4 PFF grade in his 11 games in 2021. Furthermore, The Boys field general isn’t only struggling, but he is also unable to maximize the talent from the bowling ball in Zeke in the remaining days of his time in the building. Smith and Zeke aren’t exactly washed up, but their age & contract will make it quite difficult for Jerry Jones to retain their services.
I foresee Prescott keeping the keys to the Boys starting offense this season. Although, if the 29-year-old Cowboys QB struggles in the back end of this season, it wouldn’t be a massive surprise if Jerry Jones aims to trade away Dak in the 2023 off-season. Jerry may be tempted to create a young, formidable QB-RB-WR trio (while he already has a gem at WR in Ceedee Lamb).
It couldn’t feel more like nails on a chalkboard that Philly is 8-0 and led out by Jalen Hurts, who is unequivocally a Top-3 MVP candidate. The Boys need to find a way to re-discover NFC East prominence in the future & it will be paramount that they can retrieve their own top-end firepower from their QB spot — whether it means witnessing a bounce-back effort from Prescott or finding a new face at their beloved QB spot.