It’s been more than a while since the Dallas Cowboys last made it to the Super Bowl.
But at least they have something that no other team in the league seems to have: Continuity, and that could take one team a long way.
At least, that’s the case with the quarterback position, as Dak Prescott is now the longest-tenured starting quarterback in the league now that Aaron Rodgers has left to join the New York Jets.
Aaron Rodgers to the Jets makes Dak Prescott the NFL’s longest-tenured starting QB.
He has been the Cowboys' starter since 2016. pic.twitter.com/3qh9n2EwCl
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) April 25, 2023
Prescott took the reins of America’s Team in 2016, and while his career has been full of ups and downs and impressive plays followed by head-scratching throws, he’s still locked in for the future.
It took him a while, but he eventually got the deal he was looking for, and now he’ll have to go to great lengths to live up to it.
Needless to say, his once-remarkable deal could be considered a bargain by today’s standards, especially looking at his divisional rival Jalen Hurts, who just signed a five-year extension worth $255 million.
Then again, Prescott wanted to be paid like a franchise quarterback and showed glimpses of being one, so he needs to take a step forward and bounce back in 2023 after his interception-riddled season in 2022.
The Cowboys added Brandin Cooks to give him yet another solid weapon in the passing game, and Tony Pollard looks ready and poised to have a breakout year now that he’s riding solo in their backfield.NEXT: The Cowboys Cut 3 Players On Monday