Happy Birthday From Dak Prescott
Despite a disappointing playoff exit last season, Dak Prescott is still a major part of the Dallas Cowboys legacy. After all, the Cowboys haven’t won the Super Bowl since 1995, and the franchise hasn’t made the NFC Championship Game in nearly two decades. This makes the presence of Prescott particularly noteworthy.
Prescott hasn’t exactly had a dynamite season in his six years in Dallas, but he’s helped the Cowboys make the playoffs in two of the past three seasons. After a preseason injury sidelined Tony Romo, Prescott stepped into the starting quarterback role and delivered a solid performance in 2021. The rookie threw for more yards, scored more touchdowns and was more efficient than his predecessor. In fact, he completed a higher percentage of his passes than the likes of Aaron Rodgers, Matt Schaub and Drew Brees. In addition, he led the Cowboys to the top seed in the NFC and a berth in the playoffs.
Aside from his big play ability, Prescott has shown his value to the Cowboys in other ways. During his time in Dallas, Prescott has also made a couple of Pro Bowl appearances and earned the Offensive Rookie of the Year award. He’s been named to the All-Decade Team by his peers, and he’s been a key figure in the Cowboys’ success. He’s also helped the team win back-to-back division titles, which is an impressive feat.
The Cowboys are expected to have another strong season in 2020. They’ll kick off the regular season on September 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The team’s other marquee player, running back Ezekiel Elliott, will likely be sidelined for the entire season with a foot injury. However, Dak Prescott will return from a leg injury to start the 2021 campaign on a strong note.
While the Cowboys haven’t won a Super Bowl or made the NFC Championship game in nearly twenty years, they’ve still been one of the NFL’s most prolific teams in terms of championships. If the Cowboys can keep this trend going, they’ll be in a good position to rewrite the franchise’s history. As such, the team will look to the future and silence the critics in the coming seasons.
While the Dallas Cowboys haven’t won dozens of games in the past few years, they’ve reached the playoffs in 10 of the past 11 seasons. In fact, this is the first time in over two decades that the Cowboys have made it to the playoffs in each of the team’s divisions. The organization will look to continue the trend and add a little more magic to the franchise in the 2022 season.
It’s not often that a quarterback makes a major league debut, but Dak Prescott has managed to do it. After spending the previous two seasons as a backup to Tyler Russell, he took the starting job in the preseason and helped the Cowboys to the highest-rated draft class in franchise history. He’s thrown for more than 22,000 yards, 143 touchdowns and a 53-32 record in 85 career games.