The Dallas Cowboys signal caller Dak Prescott has always been under fire since he stepped into the league in 2016, and a lot of that criticism has been very unfair.
Being the quarterback of the Cowboys will always come with harsh criticism since most people can't stand the team, but it's finally time to take your hate glasses off and look at what Prescott has been doing this season.
Prescott has thrown for 23 TDs, which is second-best among quarterbacks. He has a 70% completion and 107.4 quarterback rating, which is 2nd among quarterbacks, and has 2,935 passing yards, which is sixth among quarterbacks. And he is also taking care of the ball. Only throwing six interceptions.
Prescott is also winning many football games, having his team with an 8-3 record, and will be in the playoffs if something crazy doesn't happen in the next six weeks.
Do I think Prescott should be the favorite right now to win the NFL MVP? Probably not, but he should be in the conversation.
Prescott Should Be A MVP Favorite
I understand the knock of The Cowboys not having a win against a team with a record of .500 or better, but this is the NFL. It is hard to win games in this league, and teams who aren't supposed to win find ways to win. The Cowboys experienced that early in the season when they lost to the Arizona Cardinals. Anything can happen in this league, and we are knocking Prescott because he has eight wins against teams who aren't better than .500.
Look at Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. He only has one win over a team better than .500, and that is the Denver Broncos, who just went above .500 last weekend. Many people think Tua should be one of the favorites to win the MVP, but nobody ever wants to mention his schedule.
People can't wrap their brains around Prescott being an NFL MVP, and it's okay to have that uncomfortable conversation with yourself. It's always okay to admit you're wrong about something and accept that Prescott has been a stud this season and should be getting great praise.
Prescott has been entertaining to watch this season, and he has a gauntlet of games coming up over the next handful of weeks facing the Seahawks, Eagles, Bills, Dolphins, and Lions, so that that time will tell with him, but as of right now, you have to give him the credit he deserves.