Another PFF list has dropped, so the Twitter arguments have begun once again. For the Cowboys, they got a couple of representatives on the list. Offensive Guard Zack Martin snagged the #13 spot. Quarterback Dak Prescott snuck into the list at the final spot.
As far as position rankings go, Martin is PFF’s second-rated offensive lineman. The Indianapolis Colts’ Quenton Nelson is the only offensive lineman who ranks ahead of him.
It’s always surprising how much people don’t realize/respect Zack Martin. Big Q is a fantastic player. He deserves the love he gets. Martin is more technically sound (In 104 games he’s been called for 6 holdings. Q has 14 in 3 seasons) He moves better in space. Etc… https://t.co/dWB7sp4zra
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) June 16, 2021
For QBs, Dak is sixth in the rankings. Mahomes, Brady, Rodgers, Russ, and Allen are the only signal-callers ahead of him.
PFF acknowledges that Martin dealt with injury for part of last season, but his play speaks for itself. They also mention that the Dallas guard has allowed only one sack in the last two seasons for Dallas. His run-blocking is also elite. Accordingly, there is a clear difference in the running backs’ play with and without Martin on the field.
Martin had a 91.3 PFF grade last season.
Dak was on his way to possibly setting NFL records for Dallas in 2020 before his injury. He was the engineer of one of the most high-powered offenses in the league through the first quarter of the season. The injury cut his year short, but PFF still recognized his improvement and production by placing him in their top 50.
No. 5️⃣0️⃣ Dak Prescott
Prescott: 7 games w/ 400+ PASS YDS since 2016 (1st) pic.twitter.com/EbDa6Y3h1P
— PFF (@PFF) June 21, 2021
Prescott earned a PFF grade of 85.2 in his time on the field last year.
A few notable Cowboys did not quite make the cut. RB Ezekiel Elliott, WR Amari Cooper, and OT Tyron Smith are three of the names that were left out.
Check out the entire top 50 rankings here:
The FULL PFF50 has been revealed 👀
Who SHOULDN’T have made the cut? https://t.co/098bxFpKXN
— PFF (@PFF) June 25, 2021
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