Though the conversation and debate around the Cowboys franchise quarterback can get toxic at times, Dak Prescott himself has had nearly nothing but success since taking over the position in 2016. Prescott has quarterbacked the Cowboys to three straight winning seasons, two division titles, and a home playoff win.
The young quarterback now has three seasons of NFL experience under his belt, and is on the verge of making some history in 2019. If all goes according to plan, of course.
Dak Prescott and the Cowboys need just 8 wins this season to make him only the sixth quarterback in NFL history to win 40 regular season games in his first four seasons. The others among that list include Super Bowl winners Russell Wilson with 46 and Joe Flacco with 44, as well as Matt Ryan with 43, Dan Marino with 41 and Andy Dalton with 40.
Prescott’s 32 regular-season wins through his first three years is impressive enough, but passing that 40 mark would be at another level. From the team standpoint, anything less than a 40th win for Prescott would be disappointing, as it would mean a losing record for the Cowboys in 2019.
Something the front office really should not stand for, given their stance on “taking the next step.”
Dak Prescott also needs 5 rushing touchdowns to surpass Dante Culpepper for second most by a quarterback through his first four seasons. Cam Newton holds that record at 33 rushing touchdowns through four years, and it’s highly unlikely Prescott will break that number, as he currently sits at 18.
Cowboys fans have been yearning for Prescott to use his legs more often, both as a scrambler and on designed carries. Whether or not this will happen in 2019 is yet to be seen, but Kellen Moore’s modernization of the Dallas offense could result in some more opportunities for Dak to take off with the ball.