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With the quarterback position more important than ever, you want someone who's going to win you games when it matters.
Dak Prescott hasn't been in the league long but had a chance to prove he could win in the postseason and did by taking down the Seattle Seahawks. Not only did he outshine a Super Bowl champion in Russell Wilson, but he surpassed some of the highest paid QBs in the game with one win.
Prescott already has more postseason wins than Carson Wentz, Kirk Cousins, Matt Stafford, Derek Carr, and Andy Dalton.
Just by winning one playoff game, Dak Prescott has more postseason wins than:— David Helman (@HelmanDC) January 6, 2019
- Kirk Cousins
- Carson Wentz
- Matthew Stafford
- Andy Dalton
- Derek Carr
... but he’s still trailing Blake Bortles
You can't forget about Blake Bortles when talking about young quarterbacks with playoff success. That just makes the playoff failures of everyone else that much worse.
Out of the players listed above, that's nine total Pro Bowl invites and zero playoff wins. Carr, Cousins, and Stafford are also some of the highest paid players in the history of football, yet all of them are usually listed above Prescott when it comes to quarterback rankings.
Prescott's salary this year is $630,000. For comparison, Carr's was $25 million and Cousins' was $26 million.
PLAYOFF WINS— (((evan shapiro))) (@eshap) January 7, 2019
Kirk Cousins: 0
Matthew Stafford: 0
Jimmy Garappolo: 0
Derek Carr: 0
Andy Dalton: 0
Deshaun Watson: 0
Mitch Trubisky: 0
Lamar Jackson: 0
Tim Tebow: 1
Dak Prescott: 1
Colin Kaepernick: 4
Nick Foles: 4 https://t.co/JfzbulQFw0
Prescott has a chance to create an even larger distance between himself and the pretenders above if the Cowboys manage to take down Jared Goff this weekend. That won't be easy, but Prescott has surprised doubters throughout his career so far.
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