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Dak Prescott

Quarterback • Cowboys

2018 Projections

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After Tony Romo suffered a career-ending injury prior to the 2016 season, Prescott took over as the starter in Dallas and has led the Cowboys in every game over the last two years. In 2017, he threw for 3,324 yards and 22 TDs. He added 357 yards and six scores on the ground. He is a dual-threat QB. In his two NFL seasons, he has scored 12 rushing touchdowns and gained 639 yards on the ground.


Prescott’s numbers actually regressed during his second NFL season. His completion percentage fell from 67.8 his rookie season to 62.9 last year. His passing yardage dropped from 3,667 to 3,324, and his average completion went from 8.0 yards in 2016 to just 6.8 yards last year. Prescott threw only four interceptions his rookie year but was picked off 13 times in 2017. The Cowboys let go of leading receiver Dez Bryant in the offseason, replacing him with veteran Allen Hurns and rookies Michael Gallup and Cedrick Wilson.

Bottom Line

The arrow certainly seems to be pointing down. Selected in the fourth round of the 2016 draft, Prescott was a bit of a Cinderella story his rookie year. He led the Cowboys to a 13-3 season and the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs. Last season the clock struck midnight. Dallas failed to make the postseason. Still, the Cowboys have an improving defense and a world-class running game. All the ingredients are there for Prescott to bounce back in 2018. He is worth drafting in all fantasy leagues. Be sure to draft another solid QB, just in case it was 2016 -- and not 2017 -- that was the fluke.

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