As the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys for the last seven seasons, Dak Prescott has been under a powerful microscope for some time now.
Despite having a fairly talented cast around him on both sides of the football, he has failed to take his team to the NFC Championship Game.
Many pundits have criticized Prescott for not playing well in big games, but commentator Nick Wright says that if anything, he is underrated and that he’s the second-best QB in the NFC.
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Wright may be right about Prescott being the second-best QB in the conference, but one shouldn’t confuse that with being an elite or near-elite signal-caller.
The reality is that the NFC currently has a lack of QBs at that level, as almost all of them play in the AFC.
Prescott has had some strong seasons, such as the 2021 campaign, during which he threw for 37 touchdowns, but last season he led the league with 15 interceptions and saw his passer rating drop considerably.
In last season’s divisional round, the Cowboys had a poor showing against the San Francisco 49ers, and Prescott had two interceptions against just one touchdown pass.
This season, Dallas will enjoy the added services of wide receiver Brandin Cooks and cornerback Stephon Gilmore, but they will only go as far as Prescott takes them.
This would be a very opportune time as far as the Cowboys are concerned for Prescott to turn the corner and start displaying the stuff that champions are made of on a consistent basis.NEXT: Nick Wright Names Surprising Team That Could Beat Eagles This Season