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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 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 . 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 .

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.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
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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