Dak Prescott
Dak Prescott
25-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Dallas Cowboys
2018 Fantasy Outlook
After an impressive rookie season, Prescott disappointed last year. He went from fourth in the league in YPA to 20th, his completion percentage dropped by five points and, worst of all, his interceptions ballooned from four to 13. The only thing that kept him afloat was a second straight year with six rushing touchdowns, along with an uptick from 4.9 YPC to 6.3. While his decision-making was suspect, especially in the red zone where he threw three interceptions (2nd in NFL) and took six sacks (3rd), Prescott didn't get a lot of help from the rest of the offense. The line lacked depth and suffered injuries, most significantly to Tyron Smith; Dez Bryant caught just 52.3 percent of his targets and the wideouts averaged a mere 3.8 yards after catch; and, of course, Ezekiel Elliott was suspended six games. Without Elliott, Prescott broke 200 yards passing just twice and threw seven interceptions as defenses dropped into coverage without fear of the running game. Smith missed the first two of those games and Prescott was sacked 12 times, accounting for more than a third of his season total. The Cowboys added depth to the line this offseason, but health is probably more important. Big changes came to the pass catchers - namely, Bryant was released and tight end Jason Witten retired - but there is seemingly little to get excited about. The Cowboys added Allen Hurns, who hasn't played a full season since 2014, and Tavon Austin, whose best position might be punt returner. Incumbent starter Terrance Williams is coming off foot surgery and was arrested in May. In a run-first offense, Prescott might be relegated to a game-manager role, but his rushing ability at least gives him some stability. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.72 million contract with the Cowboys in May of 2016.
Scores twice in victory
QBDallas Cowboys
November 11, 2018
Prescott completed 26 of 36 pass attempts for 270 yards and a touchdown, adding nine yards and another touchdown on six carries in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Eagles.
ANALYSIS
Fresh off a vote of confidence from his owner earlier this week, Prescott led his team to a key division victory in a hostile environment. After a slow start to the year, the 25-year-old has begun to pick things up over his last four games, averaging 242.3 passing yards per game to go along with six touchdowns to just one interception. Not known for his mobility, Prescott has also helped his fantasy stock with 135 yards and three more scores over that four-game span. The signal caller doesn't have the greatest upside, but he could be a sneaky play against a porous Falcons pass defense Week 11.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Dak Prescott's 2018 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
20.9%
 
Avg Target Depth
8.1 Yds
 
Sack Rate
10.5%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
5.1 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
4.0%
 
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@ Falcons
Sunday, Nov 18th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
100.6
 
Cornerbacks
108.8
 
Safeties
73.3
 
Linebackers
105.2
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Dak Prescott's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
238 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.79 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.32 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.11 sec
 
Vertical Jump
32.5 in
 
Broad Jump
116 in
 
Hand Length
10.88 in
 
Arm Length
32.25 in
 
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Prescott was handed the starting job last year when Tomo Romo got hurt in preseason, and the rookie never gave it back. He stepped into a great situation for a young quarterback with perhaps the league's best offensive line protecting him -- he was sacked only 25 times (23rd) and knocked down an additional 2.6 times per game -- and a workhorse running back in fellow rookie Ezekiel Elliott with whom to share the playmaking duties. With Elliott chewing up five yards a rush, little was asked of Prescott other than to not make mistakes. And that he did superbly, throwing only four interceptions for a 0.9 INT rate that ranked second to only Tom Brady's. His completion percentage and YPA both ranked fourth in the league in an impressive debut that proved his athleticism, arm strength and leadership are legit as he took the Cowboys to the No. 1 playoff seed in the NFC. Although Elliott is still the show, Prescott likely will see more pass attempts this year (23rd last year), and if playmaking wide receiver Dez Bryant stays healthy for the first time in three years, that should mean bigger passing numbers for the quarterback, giving him a shot to stay in the top 10 at the position due in large part to his running upside (six TDs last year).
After a stellar career at Mississippi State, Prescott was drafted in the fourth round to potentially become the Cowboys' quarterback of the future, but Tony Romo suffered yet another debilitating injury this preseason, thrusting the rookie into the limelight for earlier than expected. While Prescott has the size, athleticism and arm strength NFL teams look for, as well as proven leadership qualities, his pocket awareness was considered shaky coming out of college and his throwing mechanics needed overhauling. Alas, through three exhibitions, he's tossed five touchdowns and rushed for two additional scores.
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Earns endorsement from Jerry Jones
QBDallas Cowboys
November 6, 2018
Owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday on his weekly radio show that Prescott remains the Cowboys' starting quarterback both this season and for the foreseeable future, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News. "Listen, Dak is the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys," Jones said. "He's young and he's going to get extended."
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Two touchdowns, two turnovers in loss
QBDallas Cowboys
November 5, 2018
Prescott completed 21 of 31 passes for 243 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Monday night's 28-14 loss to the Titans. He also rushed twice for 11 yards and lost a fumble.
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Rushes for touchdown in second straight
QBDallas Cowboys
October 21, 2018
Prescott completed 22 of 35 passing attempts for 273 yards, a touchdown and two lost fumbles while adding 33 yards and another score on six carries in Sunday's 20-17 loss to Washington.
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Accounts for three TDs versus Jaguars
QBDallas Cowboys
October 14, 2018
Prescott completed 17 of 27 pass attempts for 183 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Jaguars. He also carried 11 times for 82 yards and another score in the 40-7 win.
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Tops 200 passing yards in overtime defeat
QBDallas Cowboys
October 7, 2018
Prescott completed 18 of 29 passes for 208 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions during Sunday's 19-16 overtime loss to the Texans. He also rushed six times for 34 yards.
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