It is completely possible that, without a cataclysmic injury, we would all be talking about Quarterback Dak Prescott’s record-setting 2020 season. That is now only a game of “what could’ve been”, though. This year, he has a lot working in his favor in terms of offensive and fantasy production. The Cowboys have also said he has been making a full recovery from his injury, and he will have no restrictions by the start of the season.
No one’s outworking Dak Prescott 😤💪 pic.twitter.com/g1fFws1FBH
— PFF (@PFF) June 3, 2021
Cowboys fans and Dak dynasty league owners rejoice.
Prescott has one of the best offensive lines in the NFL as long as they can stay healthy. La’El Collins and Tyron Smith are bookends at tackle, while Zack Martin is a star at guard. Tyler Biadasz grew a lot in 2020 as well, and Connor Williams has developed nicely. They’re on a mission to protect their star QB, too.
#Cowboys OT La’el Collins says he trained with Dak Prescott a lot this offseason. He says from Day 1 to now “it’s like night and day” adds “even when it was tough he pushed through” He said gives him “chills”. He’s a “big time leader.” Says “I’ll protect him at all costs”
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) June 3, 2021
Furthermore, Dallas’ receiving core is undoubtedly one of the top three units in the league. CeeDee Lamb emerged as a great weapon last year, even with Andy Dalton at Quarterback. Everyone is saying he looks even better in camp this offseason. That’s dangerous! He will also have a solid duo of Tight Ends in Blake Jarwin and Dalton Schultz. Both will hopefully stay healthy and continue to develop. All this is before the Ezekiel Elliott/Tony Pollard discussion begins. At their peak, they provide so much for Prescott in the running and passing game.
The #Cowboys have been raving about the work CeeDee Lamb has put in as he gets ready for his second season. Here he is in action today. Beautiful grab.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) June 3, 2021
Not to mention, Dak looked comfortable in Head Coach Mike McCarthy and co’s offense early in 2020. it should be noted that the defense’s massive struggles inflated some statistics due to the offense’s attempts to keep them in shootouts. Regardless, it was efficient most of the time with Prescott at the helm in the small sample size.
He was on pace for over 5,500 passing yards and 40+ total touchdowns in 2020. Heck, he even had a receiving touchdown. On the fantasy side, Dak was averaging 27 fantasy points per game through his first 5 games. He was also averaging nearly 340 air yards per game. They were letting him air it out to those talented targets early and often.
— The Cowboys Network (@TheCowboysNet) May 29, 2021
Also, keep in mind that he did not complete his fifth game due to injury. So, his stats are negatively swayed somewhat by that as well. Yet, they’re still ridiculously impressive. He and the Cowboys will look to build on that this season.
As for 2021, it is completely possible that the Cowboys QB ends the season as the best fantasy QB in the NFL.