You don't have to watch more than an episode of ESPN's "First Take" to realize that NFL analyst Dan Orlovsky has an undying affinity for Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz. That, or he holds a bizarre grudge against Cowboys signal caller Dak Prescott. Either way, the former NFL vet was back contrasting the two NFC East gunslingers on Monday, and he went as far as to say that Prescott hasn't proven that he deserves a richer contract than Wentz, and hasn't done anything without his weapons.
Orlovsky brings up some valid points during his monologue, but he's blatantly dismissing all that Dak has accomplished since becoming Dallas' full-time starter in 2016.
We're not sure that anybody doubts that Wentz has flashed more talent than Prescott as a quarterback, but there's something to be said for a QB who's been to the playoffs in two of his first four seasons at the helm and wins over 62% of his games. There's also something to be said for a QB who's always on the field.
Wentz has won 57% of his starts and is far less durable than Dak. That too, Orlovsky, is pretty "black and white," if you ask us.
And what's this about "needing help"? What title-winning QB hasn't had help? That's how titles are, in fact, won.
Again, we aren't saying that the Cowboys should adhere to Prescott's contract demands and pay him whatever he wants, but analysts like Orlovsky saying that two-time Pro Bowler isn't worth $30 million per year is pretty shocking.