Marshall Faulk says Dak Prescott will be a ‘bum’ after getting paid
Count Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk among those who don’t think Dak Prescott is the real deal.
“Once they give him that kind of money. Based on his work. Yeah. He’ll be a bum,” Faulk said.
Those are some harsh words, but Faulk is not the only one who thinks Prescott is not worth the kind of coin he is asking for, which is said to be around $40 million annually.
Prescott is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he threw for 3,885 yards, 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions while completing 67.7 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 96.9 en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.
The 26-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Mississippi State, was originally selected by the Cowboys in the fourth round (135th pick overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.
He was then unexpectedly pressed into starting duty at the onset of his rookie season after a preseason injury to Tony Romo and ended up throwing for 3,667 yards, 23 touchdowns and four picks while completing 67.8 percent of his passes and registering a passer rating of 104.9, leading Dallas to a 13-win season and making his first Pro Bowl in the process.
Prescott then took a step back in 2017, finishing with 3,324 yards, 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
On the positive side, he has led the Cowboys to two NFC East division titles over the course of his first three seasons, but on the negative side, his numbers don’t seem to justify such a massive deal at this point.