Passing Yards Leader?

Ryan Kang

Braden Tyer, Sports

Whether you are a sports fan or not, you most likely know who the Dallas Cowboys are. As the Cowboys are considered “America’s Team”. The Cowboys are led by their quarterback, Dak Prescott. Prescott was selected in the fourth round by the Cowboys in the 2016 NFL draft. At this point in time, the Cowboys still had Tony Romo as their quarterback. Romo had been dealing with back and collar bone issues for the last several seasons and had been on the verge of retiring.  Romo suffered a back injury in a preseason game which left him out all year. In the absence of Romo, Prescott stepped in and emerged as a true NFL caliber quarterback. In his rookie season, Prescott threw for 3,600 yards and 23 touchdowns while only throwing four interceptions. Prescott led the Cowboys to the NFC Divisional round as they faced the Green Bay Packers, but lost in a dramatic finish when Packers kicker, Mason Crosby kicked a 51-yard field goal to defeat the Cowboys 34-31 as time expired.  Prescott was later announced as the League’s offensive rookie of the year award winner. With the Cowboys being a run-first team, you can know what to expect from Prescott. He’s a quarterback who’s going to throw for around 3,600 yards, around 22 touchdowns, and no more than 9 interceptions. Prescott is having a breakout season so far as he leads the league in passing yards and is second in passing touchdowns. I’ll admit that I never would have thought that Prescott would have as good of a season as he’s having this year. Ever since the Cowboys traded for Amari Cooper, their offense has been more fulfilling since they have a playmaker at the receiver position.  Prescott’s contract is up at the end of this season, and there have been discussions that Prescott “didn’t earn” a contract extension. After the season Prescott is having, there’s no doubt that he doesn’t get a massive contract at the end of the season.