This Key Stat Proves Dak Prescott is Better Than Carson Wentz

David Kaestle
Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz shake hands after a game.
Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz shake hands after a game. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

There has been a long-running debate among NFL fans, specifically those from Dallas and Philadelphia. Which quarterback is better: Dak Prescott, or Carson Wentz?

Both have plenty of regular-season success to point to, but neither has carried that over into the postseason consistently. Prescott and Wentz are similar in many ways, but their little differences are what supporters of each like to harp on. And according to one key stat from Pro Football Focus, Prescott might have the edge.

When you rank NFC East players over the past five years by PFF's Wins Above Replacement (WAR) metric, Prescott takes the cake, with Wentz coming in second.

While there is certainly more to the debate than this one single stat, WAR tends to be a good metric to use if you're trying to compare two players, especially when they play the same position.

After all, wins are the most important metric for a QB, and according to this stat, Dak's play should generate more wins than Wentz's.

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