The Dallas Cowboys made Dak Prescott their franchise quarterback in 2021 on a four-year, $160 million contract.
For the first six years of his career, Prescott was the epitome of solidity, dependability and consistency.
The Cowboys need him to be Elite and make the team stronger
“I feel like we have one of the best people in this position and one of the best people on any team in the NFL,” said Jerry Jones. “He can. I have no qualms about Dak. Dak will do just as well as anyone else.”
We know how the cowboys feel.
Where does Prescott rank among the best quarterbacks in the league?
Here is the Star Telegram ranking of the NFL’s 32 quarterbacks:
1. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs of Kansas City: Mahomes is still magical. League MVP. Super Bowl MVP. Only 26. The Sandlot King.
2. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills: At 6-5, 240 with athletics, physicality and a rocket arm. Allen is the prototype. Just needs a Super Bowl.
3. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay packer: A four-time MVP who has had consecutive MVPs at the age of 38. Any questions?
4. Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneer: 7 rings, the league’s biggest ever and still top 5 at 45. Still manipulative too.
5. Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals: We have seen the future. Joe Cool led the Bengals to the Super Bowl.
6. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens: Everyone has a problem with Jackson except the Ravens. MVP. Weapon.
7. Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers: His skills are equal to any and he has a golden arm. It’s only a matter of time.
8. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys: Prescott isn’t perfect in any category, but he has it all. The best leader.
9. Matt Stafford, Los Angeles Rams: After years of racking up hollow stats in Detroit, Stafford earned ring legitimacy at Rams.
10. Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos: Wilson gets a fresh start in Denver. The Let Russ Cook era didn’t result in any titles in Seattle.
11. DeShaun Watson, Cleveland Browns: I haven’t seen Watson since 2020. But he was a top-five QB last time he played.
12. Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders: Carr’s stats compare favorably to Prescott’s. He just flips too much.
13. Kyler Murray, Cardinals of Arizona: Murray can excite with the best of them. His leadership and competitiveness remain a concern.
14. Matt Ryan, Indianapolis Colts: The former league MVP wants to revive his career with the Colts. Is there Matty Ice left?
15. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings: Cousins is in the Contract Hall of Fame. As a QB, he’s in the hall of the very good.
16. Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans: Tannehill are the Kirk Cousins of Tennessee. But no team wins because of him.
17. Jameis Winston, New Orleans Saints: Former No. 1 overall winner ready to reignite his career in the Big Easy.
18. Mac Jones, New England Patriots: He was born to follow Brady in New England. He sure looks like it.
19. Baker Mayfield, Carolina Panthers: Things weren’t going well in Cleveland. But the former No. 1 is still talented and healthy now.
20. Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars: Lawrence has all the tools and looks like a natural. He just has to finally assemble it.
21. Carson Wentz, Washington Commanders: Wentz is on his third team. The former #2 overall QB is officially a bridge QB at this point.
22. Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles: Pain is the number one concern on an Eagles team loaded on defense and receiver.
23. Trey Lance, San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers believe Lance has the potential to be something special. Will he be better than Garoppolo in the first year?
24. Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins: Tank for Tua became Are we sure about Tua? Miami will find out in 2022. He has the guns.
25. Justin Fields, Chicago Bears: Fields has the arm and athleticism to be a special talent. The bears have no talent around him.
26. Marcus Mariota, Atlanta Falcons: Mariotta holds the position until Desmond Knight is ready. But Mariotta can still make games.
27. Davis Mills, Houston Texans: Mills set a Texas rookie record in 2021 with 16 TDs. He has potential. Don’t confuse him with Watson.
28. Daniel Jones, New York Giants: The Giants still don’t know what they have in the 2018 first-round pick. It’s a mediocre career at best.
29. Zach Wilson, New York Jets: With 9 TDs and 11 interceptions, Wilson made more plays and headlines off the field than on the field during his rookie season.
30. Jared Goff, Detroit Lions: The former No. 1 overall is the quintessential stop-gap QB. Only there is no QB of the future.
31. Mitchell Trubisky, Pittsburgh Steelers: Pittsburgh has turned to a failed first-round election to succeed Big Ben.
32. Drew Lock, Seattle Seahawks: Seattle went from one of the league’s most reliable quarterback situations to its worst.