Agree or Disagree: Dak Prescott Will Lead NFL in Passing Yards

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DALLAS – Looming answers to the long-term contract negotiations between the Dallas Cowboys and quarterback Dak Prescott are near.

As CowboysSI.com was first to report, Dallas is currently offering a five-year contract at $35 million APY, with Prescott's side preferring a shorter four-year agreement.

Jerry Jones says, “Deadlines make deals,” so you may want to circle July 15 (NFL’s deadline) on your calendar. Either the two sides will agree on a deal or Prescott will play under the franchise tag in 2020.

Whether the ultra-publicized negotiations conclude with a long-term deal or not, I’m predicting the two-time Pro-Bowler will lead the NFL in passing yards in 2020 after finishing second behind Jameis Winston in 2019. Agree or disagree?

Three reasons why:

1. Consistent Development: In 2019, Prescott tossed over 4,900 passing yards and a career-high 30 touchdowns as a fourth-year starter. The fourth-round draft pick has gotten better and better each season and I have no reason to doubt that improvement.

2. Coaching: A breeze of fresh air rolls into the offense with coach Mike McCarthy who is tough and confident is his coaching of quarterbacks. The value of retaining offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, who helped the Cowboys lead the league in yards per game last season (431.5), for consistency purposes cannot be overstated.

3. Weapons: The pool of talented players the Cowboys offense boasts figures to serve as a nightmare for 2020 opposing defenses. Prescott has two 1,000-yard receivers to throw to in Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup. The addition of rookie CeeDee Lamb could give them the best trio in the league. Blake Jarwin looks for his coming-out party at tight end. One of the NFL’s best running backs, Ezekiel Elliott, is capable as a passing threat.

Prescott has all the tools to throw up the top numbers in 2020.

Vegas, Baby: Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes - fresh off a new deal that may have some Dak impact - is the +450 favorite to lead the NFL in passing yardage during the 2020 season while Prescott has the fifth best odds at +800.

What They Are Saying: Bleacher Report predicts Prescott will total 5,070 passing yards.

Comments (8)
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COWBOY PD
COWBOY PD

Long Time Dallas Cowboy fan, I don't care about Passing yard numbers or any yardage numbers, the only number I care about are SUPERBOWL NUMBERS. Like how many more we can win, it's been a long time coming. The regular season doesn't mean jack ... to me, its about winning in clutch situations, Playoffs, NFC Championship games ETC.......

WareD94
WareD94

Dak struggles against stiff competition. Stats don’t mean crap. SB rings is all that matter.

mrtp1963
mrtp1963

I have played football for 13 years, coached for 6 and been a Cowboy fan since I was 5 years old. OK, so here is the deal. I don't care how great your quarterback maybe, he is only 1 player with an offense that needs 10 others to keep off the other 11 players on the defense. There is 32 teams and 1 Superbowl champion every year. To say that he is not a great quarterback because he hasn't won a Superbowl by his 4th year is stupid. WITH THE PIECES HE HAS NOW AROUND HIM, HE WILL HAVE THE MOST PASSING YARDS IN 2020. Why? Because he almost did it last year. Also, he doesn't struggle with tougher teams. His 1st year he lead the cowboys to 13 -3 and has had as many wins as Brady in his first year and almost as many comeback wins as Rodgers in his first 4 years. He has improved every year and this year will be now exception. Plus, he doesn't break when you sneeze on him like Porcelain Wenz does.

DoggGone
DoggGone

You nailed it. Case closed!

COWBOY PD
COWBOY PD

I don’t want to hear that we don’t have talent, We have one of the most talented teams in the NFL. Last season we had another must win game against the depleted Eagles, to win the NFC East division and again we didn’t win, Dak played horribly.

JayhawkForever83
JayhawkForever83

Dak is avg. 3900 yds. a season and 24 touchdowns to Mahomes 4500 yds and 38 touchdowns a season. Dak has no MVP and no Superbowl rings! Dak is worth 72% of what Mahomes received - maybe - I am not counting the 3 games missed for Mahomes in 2019! Get real Dak - your not that good yet. Take a 4 year deal and prove it on the field - if you prove yourself you will get Mega in 2nd round. If your unsure of yourself, which you should be - hold out and be a baby this year. Maybe your the personality that once you have the big contract - you will have trouble getting out of bed? You threw for under 4k and under 25 touchdowns 3 out of 4 years. I would trade you and take chances with Dalton and draft - too much drama!

COWBOY PD
COWBOY PD

JayhawkForever83, Point well taken, If Jerry Pays Dak $38-$40 million per season we won't be able to keep quality players and there goes any Super Bowl hopes. Just ask Aaron Rodgers $38 million per season and the same will happen to Mahomes and the Chiefs. Neither team will win another Super Bowl, I hope the NFL do away with the salary cap like MLB.


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