“Dak & Cheese”

When the 2016 NFL Draft took place, most of the attention surrounded Carson Wentz and Jared Goff. A few days later in the fourth round, the Dallas Cowboys decided to draft a quarterback from Mississippi State named Dak Prescott. At that time, Tony Romo was getting older. In Dak’s first season, the Cowboys finished that year with the top record in the NFC at 13-3 and the top seed in the NFC Playoffs. During the 2020 season, he suffered a gruesome ankle injury that ended his season. Today, the quarterback and the Cowboys agreed to a four-year deal worth up to $164 Million.

From a statistical standpoint, he’s been one of the best quarterbacks in the league. Dak reminds me so much of Steve McNair and they play similarly. Just as Steve did, Dak can elude pressure and spin away to remain on his feet and extend the play. The one thing I’ve immediately noticed about him in these last few seasons is his development as a quarterback. On the field, he’s become a stronger leader. That entire Cowboys team goes as he goes. Next, he’s become much better at reading defensive coverages and changing the play at the line of scrimmage. Dak is a strong passer whether it’s from the pocket or on the run. He does it all. Dak pushes the football down the field and does it with accuracy.

I thought the Cowboys were going to franchise tag him again. However, after seeing how much of a difference he makes when he’s not on the field, it was smart to extend him. Before his injury, Dak was the reason the Cowboys were in games. With number 4, the Cowboys offense averaged 32 points per game. Without him, they struggled and averaged only 21. Now, the Cowboys have taken care of their quarterback. No more questions or scenarios on what would happen if they didn’t. I’m ready to see him back on the field. He’s a competitor that I admire.

One thought on ““Dak & Cheese”

  1. “Dak and Cheese”, I like that. Has a nice ring to it. Cowboys definitely made the right move by paying him. I think they can make a playoff push if they can fix their defensive issues. Great article bro.

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