Dak Prescott is in his third NFL
Legendary Cowboys QB Roger Staubach had a chance to weigh in on the Dak debate on 105.3 "The Fan" sports radio this morning. Count him among those continuing to back the former Mississippi State Bulldog.
Roger Staubach on @1053thefan: “I’m a little disappointed at the people that don’t see the whole Dak...There’s accuracy issues, but you’ll see those probably with Tom Brady when he was a young QB...With the team getting stronger, [Dak’s] gonna continue to be a great quarterback.”— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) February 1, 2019
Over the pass three seasons, Dak has started all 48 games of his NFL career. He has completed 66 percent of his passes, throwing for close to 11,000 yards and 67 touchdowns. Prescott has also been positively received around the NFL, having been selected to two Pro Bowls and winning Offensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2016.
But was Staubach's comment about Dak Prescott's inconsistency being similar to Tom Brady's early years accurate?
Well, TB12's first 48 starts are virtually identical to Prescott's in terms of stats. Brady completed 61 percent of his passes, threw for about 10,000 yards and racked up 69 touchdowns.
The only thing Brady does have over Dak is that by Brady's third season in the NFL -- and only his second year starting -- was that he not only had a Super Bowl ring, but also game MVP honors. Prescott has only played in three playoff games in his career thus far.
The Dallas Cowboys are a young team that can really become a force to be reckoned with in the league for years to come. If Prescott continues to improve and be a leader on the field, his future will be bright in the NFL.