There’s a segment of fans who love their quarterback no matter what.
However, there are others who doubt the talent of their signal-caller.
But with him, there’s a reason fans are split.
Each fan can make their case for him being overrated, or not.
However, here are three reasons he is overrated as the Cowboys quarterback.
3. He Can’t Win Games That Should Be Easy For Him
While the 2021 season saw the Cowboys make the playoffs at 12-5, some of those losses came against weak teams.
The first loss was against the Denver Broncos at home.
Prescott and the Cowboys offense weren’t able to score until the fourth quarter.
That game was one that Dallas was heavily favored to win.
However, they were shut out for most of the game.
— KCCOmaha (@GunnyVII) November 7, 2021
The next easy team they lost to at home was against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Las Vegas was struggling during the time, something Dallas never took advantage of at home.
Those two losses kept them from having the number one seed in the NFL playoffs.
It also forced them to play the San Francisco 49ers in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs.
2. He Struggled In His Last Playoff Performance
Speaking of facing the 49ers, that playoff game against them saw him struggling.
After losing to the 49ers, he dropped to 1-3 in playoff appearances.
However, his other three playoff games weren’t overly bad.
His first playoff loss saw him going toe-to-toe with Aaron Rodgers.
Dak Prescott was as impressive as Aaron Rodgerspic.twitter.com/hprsxBimmY
— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) January 17, 2017
That performance had Prescott coming up just short of winning.
But it wasn’t all on him for that loss.
However, his loss in his last playoff game was on him.
He couldn’t do anything against San Francisco’s defense, who intercepted him once and also forced him to fumble.
While he played well against other teams, he couldn’t overcome the 49ers’ defense to advance in the NFL playoffs.
1. He Plays In The Weakest Division In The NFL
When you see some of the worst teams in the NFL six times a year, it makes for an easy season.
The dumpster of the NFL is the NFC East.
How inexplicably bad is the NFC East? Once The Dallas loss becomes official the Eagles will become the first team since the 1970 AFL/NFL merger to lead a division after week 7 with 2 wins or fewer per @EliasSports . In other words…we’ve reached peak historic dumpster fire level pic.twitter.com/tf7wWktpRC
— trey wingo (@wingoz) October 25, 2020
They have teams with a losing record still make the playoffs in the NFC East, only because the division winner gets a playoff berth.
When the bar is so low, it’s easy to step over it.
However, he’s ok with stepping over that low bar.
While he pads his statistics with a 50+ point game against the Washington Commanders, he struggled against playoff teams.
Beating teams like the Giants, Eagles, and Commanders sometimes isn’t a crowning achievement.
While the Eagles were good enough to make the playoffs during the 2021-22 season, the division usually stinks.
Washington won the NFC East in 2020 with a 7-9 record, while the Eagles won in 2019 with a 9-7 record.
Neither of those records is impressive and rarely gets you to the Super Bowl.
Unless you are the 2011 Giants, who won the division with a 9-7 record and won Super Bowl 46.