No 'Dak' You

Jerry Jones needs to re-Dakt, er, redact his statement about giving his mediocre quarterback a contract extension.

The Dallas Cowboys are currently 4-5 and in second place in the NFC East. Even though they are coming off a victory on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, Jerry Jones needs to re-think a comment he made about his quarterback Dak Prescott last week during an interview with  105.3 The Fan in Dallas.

"He's young and he's going to get extended," Jones said.

 When Dak took over for Tony Romo back in 2016, I was skeptical, to say the least but he had an outstanding season and the Cowboys went 13-3 and won the NFC East. Dak also only threw four interceptions and everything was hunky dory.

 We should have known back then that such success was not sustainable and Dak has certainly proven as much since then. He simply hasn’t lived up to all of the hype following his fluky rookie season.

 In 2017, he regressed in every major category; lower completion percentage, less yards, less touchdowns, more interceptions and the Cowboys went 9-7 and missed the playoffs. That year, star running back Ezekiel Eliott was also suspended for six games in the middle of the season, and the offense completely fell apart. That included a game in which the Cowboys gave up SIX sacks to then Falcons defensive lineman Adrian Clayborne.

 Now this year, Dak looks like a deer caught in the headlights. He is not using his legs the way he is capable of. He has already thrown more interceptions than his rookie season and the offense ranks near the bottom of the league in passing yards and points per game.

 The ‘Dak and Dunk’ was good for a year but Prescott has shown the inability to make good decisions, shows absolutely zero pocket awareness, and continues to regress at the most important position on the football field.

 Of course, Jerry could just be all talk because that’s what he likes to do more than anything else, but if he does decide to give Dak a second contract, it will keep the Cowboys mired in mediocrity for years to come.

 Should the Cowboys resign Dak Prescott? I say “No Dak You”.

And anybody who disagrees is just being simply RiDakulous!

 

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