Right now, a strong argument could be made that the Dallas Cowboys are the best team in the NFC, if not the entire NFL.
They’re 2-0 after two blowout wins to start the season against the New York Giants and New York Jets, and both wins have come by a combined 60 points.
Their defense is outstanding and currently ranks first in both points and total yards allowed, and they’re also first in points scored.
But none of this is, by any means, a guarantee Dallas will reach the NFC Championship Game for the first time since 1995, let alone a guarantee they will win the Super Bowl.
Analyst David Jacoby, via “The Carton Show,” says fans shouldn’t get too excited about them, as quarterback Dak Prescott “hasn’t really done anything.”
"Am I the only person that wants to pump the brakes a little bit? Dak Prescott hasn't really done anything."
— The Carton Show (@TheCartonShow) September 20, 2023
Through two games, Prescott’s numbers have been solid: 398 passing yards, two touchdown passes, and zero interceptions on a hot 71.0 percent completion rate.
He hasn’t had to do a whole lot to deliver victory, and that is a positive for the Cowboys right now.
However, Prescott will eventually need to rise to the occasion if they are to finish first in the NFC East over the defending conference champion Philadelphia Eagles and blaze a path very deep in the playoffs.
The big knock on him is that he has historically underperformed in big games and in the playoffs, and it’s a problem he absolutely must rectify.
Dallas’ first big test of the season will come on the road in Week 5 versus their arch-rivals, the San Francisco 49ers, who have knocked them out of the playoffs in both of the last two seasons.
The 49ers are also an outstanding defensive team with a strong pass rush, and Prescott will need to be at his best in order to defeat them.NEXT: Analyst Says Dak Prescott Is In The 'Best Situation' Of His Career