Dak Prescott and His Contract
The talented QB was offered a whopping 30 million dollars per year with his current team Dallas Cowboys and has rejected the generous offer. Rayne Dakota Prescott who also goes by Dak Prescott has been playing with the Cowboys for 4 seasons now and has decided to ask for 40 million dollars per year. Is Dak Prescott worth the 40 million he is asking for? After only seeing him for a few seasons, I’m not sure he is worth that much at this time in his career.
Over the past few seasons playing for the cowboys, Prescott has led 14 game winning drives which is more than any other quarterback in the league in this short amount time. His first game winning drive was in 2018 playing against the Seahawks. These game winning drives are not enough in my opinion for the 40 million he is asking for though.
The amount of mobility that Dak Prescott has is always a plus on his side. He has always made the most out of his athleticism scoring 18 rushing touchdowns in his career so far. Not only can Dak move those legs but he’s run for 75 first downs, which is 3rd among quarterbacks over the last 3 seasons, falling right behind Russell Wilson and Cam Newton. Prescott’s mobility has indeed helped the Cowboys’ rushing attack, becoming one of the hardest in the league to stop.
Still not convinced he’s worth the 40 million? Dak is a high preforming quarterback both at home and on the road. In the past home games Dak has a passer rating of 98.2 which is number 10 among 23 quarterbacks. Having at least 500 passing attempts at home since 2016 alone. A few younger quarterbacks can match the road efficiency. Dak also has a passer rating of 93.6.
Let’s start with all the sacks. There’s been a large amount of sacks in this man’s career. Dak has been taking more sacks than he should although someone has to give him credit for all the running he does. In the 2018 season he was sacked 56 times, this being the 2nd highest total in the NFL league. With the cowboys ranking 16th best in pass protection this is a huge surprise. Do too many sacks make him not worth 40 million? Are the amount of sacks relatable to his inability to think quickly enough under pressure?
I’m not entirely sure what the Cowboys will do. Is Prescott’s helpful teammate going to be playing this year? Ezekiel Elliott is holding out on his decision to stay on the team or not. So many questions flow through a mind. Is the possible loss of an amazingly talented RB the reason he wants so much money? With a major decision for the Dallas Cowboys and Dak himself we shall see what this season has to offer. It might just be paying him the $40 million.