Dak Prescott, Andy Dalton comparison draws wild reaction from Cowboys fans
Sports fans are well accustomed to Colin Cowherd attempting to stir the pot, but he took it to a new level with the Dallas Cowboys.
Cowherd has essentially become an online sensation for outrageous sports takes, and he had another one on Thursday morning.
The talk show host suggested the Cowboys will be fine without Dak Prescott under center, positing there is not much of a gap between Prescott and his backup, veteran passer Andy Dalton.
However, Cowherd was incredibly selective in his argument, only comparing the two Cowboys quarterbacks’ first four seasons.
Dak Prescott's first 4 seasons: 40-24, 97 Pass TD
Andy Dalton's first 4 seasons: 40-23-1, 99 Pass TD
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) October 15, 2020
Of course, Dalton is now in his 10th season in the NFL, and his last few years have been especially forgettable.
Dalton has not posted a winning mark as a starting quarterback since 2015. He is 20-35-1 in his last four seasons. The former Cincinnati Bengals signal-caller has 80 touchdowns against just 45 interceptions during that span, but his completion percentage hovers at around 60 percent.
One respondent pointed out these numbers, suggesting Cowherd should have evaluated based on the time both quarterbacks were playing at the same time.
Andy Dalton last 4 seasons: 20-35-1 80tds, lets compare the time they played together not the first 4 seasons… Dak has been much better and there is a massive gap
— Back Row Sports (@BackRowElite) October 15, 2020
Another user also pointed out the fact Prescott can make plays with his legs, as the Cowboys’ former fourth-round pick has scored 21 rushing touchdowns in the last four seasons.
Dak also had 21 rushing TDs but ya know
— Connor Lee (@Connor2812Lee) October 15, 2020
Others are simply here for the fun.
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) October 15, 2020
Dalton certainly deserves credit for his performance filling in for Prescott in Week 5. He was 9-for-11 passing with 111 yards, leading the Cowboys downfield for a game-winning field goal to beat the Giants.
However, Prescott was coming off the best year of his career in 2019, and also began the 2020 campaign on a historic pace.
The 32-year-old Dalton will be hard-pressed to match Prescott’s value as he hopes to lead the Cowboys towards a playoff berth.