Jerry Jones finally paid him and the expectation is that the money will lead to a Super Bowl win.
So far, the signs are good as the Cowboys are 9-4 in 2021.
That has the team comfortably atop the NFC East and also has them in the mix for the top spot in the NFC.
But ESPN NFL analyst, and former player, Ryan Clark has some doubts about Prescott and the Cowboys.
.@Realrclark25 says Dak Prescott is holding the Cowboys back from being Super Bowl contenders.
"This Dak Prescott, the guy playing football now, CANNOT win a championship! They cannot be a Super Bowl team with No. 4 playing at the level he's playing at." pic.twitter.com/CKUNVEPMOf
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) December 13, 2021
Clark is not saying Prescott can never win a Super Bowl in general.
What he is saying is that the version of Prescott showing up as of late is not good enough to lead the Cowboys to a title.
Prescott’s Recent Stretch Of Play
The last four games highlight the concerns.
This begins with a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs back on November 21.
The Cowboys entered the game at 7-2 and it was supposed to be a showdown between MVP candidates in Prescott and Patrick Mahomes.
A 19-9 final in favor of Kansas City was the actual outcome and Prescott managed only 216 yards on 43 attempts.
He had zero touchdowns and threw two interceptions in the loss.
His latest performance came in a 27-20 victory over Washington that was much closer than Cowboys fans had hoped for.
This is legitimately one of the worst games of Dak Prescott's career.
— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) December 12, 2021
Prescott threw two interceptions and only finished with 211 yards.
So is Clark overreacting about Prescott?
If he was talking about the quarterback’s full body of work, then yes.
But if he is talking about the recent stretch of struggles, Prescott is in fact not looking like a championship quarterback.
He now has four weeks to reverse that trend and avoid a situation where the Cowboys limp into the playoffs, only to be eliminated early because of lackluster play under center.