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A Prognostication for the Ages…

Dak Prescott will be in the G.O.A.T. conversation by the end of his playing days.

The current Dallas Cowboys starting QB will match his jersey number, winning four Lombardi Trophies by the time he retires. The most impressive part? He will win them consecutively starting this year, in the upcoming 2021 season. He will win them all in a Dallas uniform. The only thing he needs, is a bend, don’t break defense, something Dallas is currently working hard to provide.

Since entering the NFL in his rookie season in 2016, he has set both the league and the record books on fire. Prescott took home NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors in his debut season and has not looked back since. The two-time Pro Bowler (2016, 2018) has the talent both with his arm and his legs to be a perennial All-Pro as he looks to return to form after suffering a gruesome ankle injury (compound fracture and dislocation) that cut his 2020 season short.

After getting off to the hottest start by any QB in history, Prescott went down during a match-up against the division rival NY Giants in week 5. Before severely injuring his right ankle in that game, Prescott became the first player in NFL history to pass for at least 450 yards in three consecutive games. He currently sits at a 17,634-career passing yards and boasts a gaudy 106-40 TD/INT ratio adding another 24 rushing touchdowns. Prescott’s current 97.3 passer rating is good enough to see him tied with current G.O.A.T., Tom Brady, sitting at #7 together on the NFL active passer rating list. Patrick Mahomes sits atop that list with his 108.7 rating with Deshaun Watson right behind him at 104.5, not knowing if he will ever throw another pass again in his career.

Prescott is no stranger to greatness or winning ways. Dak put together a storied collegiate career at Mississippi State where he still holds 38 school records. He finished his college career third in SEC history in total yards, and fourth all-time in total touchdowns, not bad for such a storied conference.

The 6’2 & 1/4″ QB makes his 226-pound frame look as nimble as can be when navigating the pocket and negotiating defensive players who get paid big money to put a big hit on the franchise QB. Prescott makes plays from the pocket and is one of the best scramblers in the game. He is a dual threat but will look to keep himself healthy in upcoming seasons as he is much more valuable to the team when he is in pads rather than wearing a headset on the Dallas sideline. Maybe we will see more of that after his playing days are over considering Prescott was named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll in three consecutive years, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

After being franchised tagged in back-to-back seasons, the Dallas Cowboys front office, led by owner, president, and general manager Jerry Jones (and family), have identified Dak Prescott as their QB of the future. After extensive negotiations involving both parties over the course of about 18 months, an agreement was finally reached, giving birth to a new record-breaking contract extension. The investment in Prescott, worth an astounding $160 million, with $126 million guaranteed, including the highest signing bonus in NFL history $66 million, solidifies Dak Prescott as the Dallas Cowboys franchise QB for at least four more years.

With contract negotiations behind him and his record-breaking contract in his bank account, the ground-breaking QB will now turn his focus to his play on the field, doing all that he can to propel his Cowboys back into playoff contention and regaining the moniker, ‘America’s Team’, as they were known for decades past. No matter where the Dallas Cowboys play, and no matter their record, they are infamous for having their fans turn out in droves to show support more than any other team in the league. Add to that the world-famous Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders and we are looking at a runaway marketing train that being engineered by the most successful owner in all of sport. The Dallas Cowboys are by far the richest, most valuable franchise (worth an estimated $5.5 billion) across the entire sports landscape, including soccer, which is far more popular globally than the NFL could ever dream of.

With the support from his front office and Dallas Cowboys’ fans everywhere, Prescott is in a unique and advantageous situation. He is at the controls of one of the NFL’s most talented offenses with all skill positions being filled by superstars every place you look. Add to that, Dallas’ offensive line being health and displaying a continuity they haven’t in a couple of years due to multiple injuries, guys are coming back healthy this year and are looking to take back their reputation for being one of the most talented lines in all of football. Also on the horizon is the 2021 NFL Draft where Dallas will surely be looking to fill a few holes on the defensive side of the ball, especially at the cornerback position while adding depth to a linebacking core that has been banged up as of late. With the right picks, a savvy general manager at the helm calling the shot, the Dallas Cowboys will be a legitimate, sleeper team coming out of a NFC East division that made headlines last year for all the wrong reasons, being dubbed as the NFC-least.

The Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott will be adding to their impressive 5 Vince Lombardi trophies and will surpass the New England Patriots to regain the title as the most successful NFL franchise in history. Over the next few seasons, we will all be witnesses—don’t say I didn’t warn you!

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