Cowboys QB Dak Prescott reacts to being part of MVP conversation
When the Dallas Cowboys selected Dak Prescott in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, I don’t think anyone thought they were getting a future MVP candidate, and yet, here we are.
Through 10 games in 2019, Prescott has thrown for 3,221 yards, 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions while completing 67.7 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 104.1, placing right smack dab in the middle of the MVP conversation.
Not bad for a guy who was largely viewed as a game manager over his first three seasons.
As for Prescott’s thoughts on the whole situation? He doesn’t really care that much about individual accolades:
“One, it’s crazy early, right? And, two, I mean as I’ve talked about, it’s winning,” Prescott said, according to Clarence E. Hill Jr. of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “The only thing I care about is wins. So if that means I’m the most winningest quarterback in the league, sure, I want it. But until it means that, I don’t care. It’s something cool, right? But I want to win games and that’s the most important thing.”
The Cowboys are 6-4 on the season and are one game ahead of the Philadelphia Eagles for first place in the NFC East, but the road has certainly not been easy for Dallas.
Prescott and Co. jumped out to a 3-0 start this year, but since then, they have gone just 3-4, including a brutal loss to New York Jets in Week 6.
The Cowboys are looking to win their third division title in four years, but with a tough schedule ahead, it’s going to take an MVP-caliber performance from Prescott to see that through.
Judging from the way he has played through 11 weeks, that shouldn’t be much of a problem.