Dak Prescott is now the longest-tenured quarterback in the National Football League.
Now that the Green Bay Packers have officially traded future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets, Prescott has been with the Dallas Cowboys longer than any other NFL quarterback has been with their current team.
In addition to Rodgers, Derek Carr leaving the Las Vegas Raiders also paved the way for Prescott to become the current “record holder.” Prescott, 29 years old, was drafted by the Cowboys back in 2016 and has been the team’s starting signal-caller ever since.
Heading into the 2023 season, the Cowboys — who finished 12-5 last year despite Prescott missing multiple games due to injury and tying for the league lead in interceptions — are one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl, as they currently have the sixth shortest odds to lift the Lombardi Trophy.
At this time, only the Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Buffalo Bills, and Cincinnati Bengals have betting Super Bowl betting odds than Prescott and the Cowboys.
In an effort to take another step forward in 2023, the Dallas Cowboys bolstered their offense in the offseason by franchise-tagging breakout running back Tony Pollard, while also trading for 29-year-old veteran wide receiver Brandin Cooks, who has at least 1,000 yards receiving in six of his nine seasons in the NFL.
Still, despite the talent that the Cowboys possess on both sides of the ball, they aren’t even the favorites to win their own division thanks to the Philadelphia Eagles, who recently inked franchise QB Jalen Hurts to a massive five-year, $255M contract, making him the highest-paid player in the history of the NFL.
If the Cowboys are going to contend with the Eagles and the rest of the NFL’s elite next season, they’re certainly going to need Prescott to correct the turnover issues that plagued his 2022 campaign, as he tossed a league-leading 15 picks in the regular season and another two crucial picks in the NFC Divisional Round game against the 49ers, which Dallas ultimately lost by a score of 19-12.
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