You heard it here first: The Dallas Cowboys will win the Super Bowl this season.. except you probably didn’t.
Everybody is talking about this year’s surprise package, and Jason Garrett’s men are now on the verge of securing the NFC East title. The Cowboys have now won 10 games in a row, a new franchise record, and it would take a brave man to back against the Cowboys in current form.
The Cowboys were criticized when they selected Ezekiel Elliott with the fourth-overall pick in the first round of this year’s NFL draft, but the rookie has exceeded all expectations so far this season.
Elliott has already rushed for 1,199 yards in his short Dallas career, crossing for 11 touchdowns in the process. Ultimately, he has been Dallas’ MVP this year – with a little help from the offensive line of course.
But it would be foolish to take any credit or limelight away from Dak Prescott. If anything, his contributions this year have been greater than Elliott’s; especially when you consider how long quarterback Tony Romo has been under center.
Through 11 career games, the Cowboys rookie has completed 67.9% of his passes for 2,835 yards – an impressive stat line to say the least. In addition, Prescott’s touchdown to interception ratio is nothing short of sublime and his ability to retain possession has been a key reason for Dallas’ success.
As of November 25th, Dak has thrown 18 touchdown passes and just two picks – making him one of the most efficient and effective quarterbacks in the business. While it may be a little far-fetched, some have already started to compare him to future Hall of Famer Tom Brady.
In Prescott and Elliott, Dallas have two competent and confident rookies and they will continue to place their trust in both men throughout the rest of the campaign.
While Romo is much better than some claim, Garrett and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones can no longer justify taking Prescott out of the line-up. As predicted by Betting Sports, Dallas’ Thanksgiving game brought plenty of drama but most importantly, a tenth victory in a row.
Without question, the Cowboys offensive line deserves plenty of plaudits and Prescott may have struggled more had he been playing for a weaker franchise.
However, both Dak and Elliott are doing incredible things in their first year at AT&T Stadium and it is hard to see the Cowboys letting up if they avoid any serious injuries.
Write Dallas off at your peril, as these rookies are the real deal!