Former Cowboys star and current ESPN analyst Marcus Spears is happy Dallas finally gave Dak Prescott the money he deserves. However, the energetic media personality also has a deflating message for Cowboys fans.
Dak Prescott is the Cowboys’ MVP
Dak Prescott is the best player on the Cowboys, and it’s not even close. The Pro Bowl QB’s impact on the team was felt in 2020 after being lost for the season against the New York Giants to a devastating injury.
Dallas went 6-10 and missed the playoffs without Prescott under center. The three quarterbacks the Cowboys started in place of Prescott were mediocre and didn’t get the job done.
In 69 games with the Cowboys, Prescott has thrown for 17,634 yards and racked up 106 passing touchdowns while completing 66.0% of his passes. The 2016 Offensive Rookie of the Year has also rushed for 24 touchdowns.
The Cowboys are 42-27 when Dak Prescott is under center. The team should be highly competitive in 2021 since Prescott will start, but ESPN’s Marcus Spears believes Dallas fans need to temper their expectations.
Marcus Spears says the Cowboys are not making the Super Bowl next season
Some Cowboys fans believe Dak Prescott’s new deal means it’s Super Bowl or bust in 2021. However, Marcus Spears says the Cowboys are not making the Super Bowl.
“The Dallas Cowboys are not making the Super Bowl this year,” Spears said on ESPN’s Get Up. “But I believe they are trending in that direction, and this was a big part of getting that process started. Do I think they’ll be a better football team next year? Absolutely. Do I feel like they have the personnel defensively to run the scheme Quinn is going to implement? Yes, I think they’ll be better on that side of the football.
“But as far as talking about a Super Bowl, I believe there are some things that need to happen over a number of years, maybe two or three years, we might be having this conversation about them being real players. But to get into Super Bowl or bust talk, that’s just dumb.”
The fact that some Cowboys fans believe the club will reach the Super Bowl is the main reason why Stephen A. Smith hates Dallas supporters. The ESPN star believes Cowboys fans are the most delusional fan base in sports.
While Marcus Spears doesn’t hate Cowboys nation, he does think Dallas fans need to be more realistic. Just because Dak Prescott will be starting again doesn’t mean the team is a contender.
Dak Prescott has the highest signing bonus in NFL history
Dak Prescott’s signing bonus on his new deal with the Cowboys is $66 million. That is the largest signing bonus in NFL history.
NFL fans have to be happy that Prescott got paid, especially since he suffered a gruesome compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle last season while playing on the franchise tag. Prescott is already one of the best quarterbacks in Cowboys history. He has a team-record of seven 400-yard passing games.
Marcus Spears doesn’t expect to see Dak Prescott in the Super Bowl next season, but he is relieved that the youngster got paid.