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    ESPN Ranks Dak Prescott As A “Tier 3” Quarterback

    For the fourth straight year ESPN conducted their quarterback tier rankings based on votes from a panel of NFL Insiders. These rankings include five tiers, with one being the best and five being worst.

    For example, only five quarterbacks were listed in tier one with the reigning leading the list and , , , and following suit.

    We wouldn't be talking about this list, however, if it weren't for where the insiders placed quarterback Dak Prescott. Listed as a tier three quarterback, the insiders believe that Prescott falls somewhere in the middle of the pack. While this alone may not anger you, the fact that both and were ranked above him might.

    “I feel like he is a high-Tier 3, possibly low-Tier 2 guy, but I feel like a lot of the reason he was so good is because of everything around him — the line, the , the weapons, the coordinator,” a defensive coach said. Twenty-four of the 50 voters knew this and still put Prescott in the second tier.”

    Anyone who has read the film pieces I've written on Dak Prescott in the past knows exactly how I feel about statements such as these. Sure, the conditions of the Cowboys are conducive to success, but without the brilliance of Dak Prescott last season those conditions wouldn't have mattered.

    The 2015 Cowboys featured a fantastic and a 1,000 yard rusher, but due to horrid quarterback play it was irrelevant. To belittle the play of Prescott due to those around him is silly in my opinion.

    Regardless, another good season from Prescott in 2017 could continue to turn heads and leap him into the second tier next . In my mind, he is already the best quarterback in the , right in front of Kirk Cousins.

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    Kevin Brady
    Kevin Bradyhttps://kevinrobertbrady.wordpress.com
    Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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    OCF

    Isn’t this the same ESPN that forecasted the cowboys in the toilet last year? Sorry, they have very little credibility

    Russ_Te

    Best thing for Dak: somebody saying he’s not that good. I think the only risk for his game and his trajectory into the NFL elite – aside from injury – would be if he goes stupid off his meteoric rise to the top job in sports.

    Fortunately, he’s level-headed, poised, etc. His best approach IMO is to shut off the media and run the next play, let the rest take care of itself. I think that’s what we’ll see him do.

    BeirutWedding

    It’s sooooooo annoying. But will make it all the sweeter when he stomps that ass.

    But I swear this ONLY happens with the Cowboys. No one else gets blamed for having a good team. Derek Carr has a great line and an outstanding receiving corp. People can’t wait to pay him accolades. Pro Football Focus says Philly, actually, has the best offensive line. Somehow Wentz struggled yet people can’t wait to deny the evidence of their own eyes: Dak played great last year and he’s a born leader.

    dallas1966

    Kevin, you hit the head of the nail. These so-called experts, tend to forget the 2015 Dallas Cowboys, which finished 4-12. Dak, took over the same team, with the exception of Zeke, and willed the Cowboys to 13 wins.
    It’s absurd, how these so-called experts, come to their conclusion, especially, those with HOF credential on BSPN.