Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz are two very different quarterbacks. Dak has been fortunate enough to stay healthy and find some consistency in his three-year tenure with the Dallas Cowboys, while Wentz has had an up-and-down three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, marked by his injuries in 2017 and 2018.
With that being said, it's hard to question that Wentz is the more talented quarterback, with more of the game-changing ability that characterizes a franchise signal-caller. Not to mention, Dak has been the beneficiary of arguably the best run game in football.
According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, though, Prescott is prepared to demand a contract even bigger than the monster deal just signed by Wentz.
How much money has an improved and more confident Dak Prescott asked for from Cowboys? https://t.co/zLrbIYrFbo— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) June 13, 2019
On the surface, this doesn't seem too outlandish –– Dak has led the Cowboys to a 32-16 record in his starts, while Wentz struggled to win last season after a sizzling 2017 campaign that was cut short by a torn ACL.
But, come on. Dak has been blessed with an elite offensive line and a running back in Ezekiel Elliott that has greatly elevated his play. While he's consistent and reliable, his style is more in the vein of the Alex Smith prototype, a quarterback who limits mistakes but won't single-handedly win you a ton of games.
In his career, Wentz has more touchdown passes and has thrown for nearly the same amount of yards as Prescott in eight fewer games, all with very minimal production out of the backfield. This also includes a rookie season in which his team led the NFL in drops.
Beyond the numbers, Wentz has displayed the ability to make plays like this:
This is the moment I knew two things:— Tyler Steege (@TSteegeNFL) April 17, 2018
1) Carson Wentz was here to stay.
2) A lot of people were going to be deleting their Nelson Agholor takes. pic.twitter.com/PB93VFGbm9
Realistically, the Cowboys will likely pay Prescott whatever he demands; that's the way it goes with above-average quarterbacks these days. But when Dallas can no longer afford to pay all of the stars that elevate Dak's play, we'll see which QB is truly worth the money.