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Ron Jaworski rates Dak Prescott a top-10 QB already

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Dak Prescott has played only one season, but it arguably was the best season by a rookie quarterback in history. ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski considers Prescott one of the top-10 quarterbacks in the NFL already.

He’s a top-10 quarterback right now based on one season of play,” Jaworski said, via Matt Mosley and Ed Werder of The Doomsday Podcast. “And you look at the weapons that he has around him. I always say the quarterback is a dependent position. You depend on other people doing their job so you can do yours. When you look at the people Scott Linehan and Jason Garrett has put around him it starts with the guys up front. You got a [Tyron] Smith, a [La’el] Collins, a [Travis] Frederick, a [Zack] Martin and now a Chaz Green. …They’re going to run the ball first. Then they’re going to throw the football with the play-action pass, and you’ve got a plethora of players that can catch the football that are smart [and] that read coverage well. You look at Dak and the weapons around him, I mean, how can you not be excited about the future of the Dallas Cowboys, particularly on offense?”

The top-10 quarterbacks, especially the final five, creates a nice debate sitting at the bar.

Prescott’s 104.9 passer rating ranked third behind Matt Ryan and Tom Brady last season. He went 13-3 with 3,667 passing yards, 23 touchdowns and only four interceptions.

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43 Responses to “Ron Jaworski rates Dak Prescott a top-10 QB already”
  1. laserw says: Jun 15, 2017 3:49 PM

    Ther is a problem with this rush to praise the Danish ham.

    If you ACTUALLY WATCH him, he has a glaring weakness – he cannot handle a pass rush – statistically he is awful in completion percentage when confronted with a pass rush – he thus has to rush the ball. I don’t think he can overcome this inability to handle pass rushes because it is how he does things – he is not a natural passer – he is a good time boy passer that feasts on the easy stuff but under pressure (which the Giants showed) he is awful.

  2. kcflake says: Jun 15, 2017 3:51 PM

    I stopped taking any stock in Ron Jaworski’s ratings long ago.

  3. lightninglucci says: Jun 15, 2017 3:52 PM

    Lots of quarterbacks look great when the team around them is solid. You can’t really judge quarterbacks until the team goes south.

    *cough* Colin *cough* Kaepernick *cough*

  4. wfederal says: Jun 15, 2017 3:53 PM

    Kiss of death. Hey Ron, how’s Kap doing?

  5. joetoronto says: Jun 15, 2017 3:55 PM

    It’s a good thing Ron Jaworski doesn’t get too excited remains level headed.

  6. learysdisciples says: Jun 15, 2017 3:59 PM

    In what league?

  7. bobthebillsfan says: Jun 15, 2017 3:59 PM

    Unfortunately, now Prescott is doomed. When has Jaworski ever been right about anything?

  8. bullcharger says: Jun 15, 2017 4:00 PM

    If he isn’t top 10, which 10 QBs would you put ahead of him?

    I think Prescott is 12th with the following guys ahead of him.

    Brady
    Rodgers
    Brees
    Ben
    Wilson
    Cam
    Eli
    Flacco
    Ryan
    Luck
    Winston

  9. gsosings says: Jun 15, 2017 4:00 PM

    “Already a top 10”??
    ONE season??
    with an All-Pro offensive line that held together &
    didn’t suffer ANY injuries??

    Oh.. jaworski sayin’ this.. never mind..

  10. bleedingfacemask says: Jun 15, 2017 4:02 PM

    “You look at Dak and the weapons around him, I mean, how can you not be excited about the future of the Dallas Cowboys, particularly on offense?”

    Replace “Dak” with “Romo” and this is something we’ve already heard numerous times before…

  11. redclaw1314 says: Jun 15, 2017 4:02 PM

    I would have to agree with Jaworski as long as the o-line plays well (he was top 10 last year)

  12. capitalideaweb says: Jun 15, 2017 4:03 PM

    He had an Alex Smith season and now he’s top 10? Alex Smith is his ceiling. I’d be surprised if he’s still the starter in 2018.

  13. abninf says: Jun 15, 2017 4:09 PM

    If anyone thinks there aren’t 31 other teams kicking themselves for not drafting him in round 2 or 3, when they could have, then you don’t know the game of football.

  14. steelerfan63 says: Jun 15, 2017 4:09 PM

    Cowboys wont make the playoffs this year. By week 6 the fans will be calling for Romo. Heard it here first.

  15. sah0620 says: Jun 15, 2017 4:10 PM

    Jaws has about 20 quarterbacks in his Top 10

  16. abninf says: Jun 15, 2017 4:11 PM

    lightninglucci says:

    Lots of quarterbacks look great when the team around them is solid.
    =====================================

    Well that’s why they call it a team game. Put Brady on the Browns and he’s not winning anything.

  17. classclown71 says: Jun 15, 2017 4:11 PM

    Wow, just wow! Jaws has said some pretty dumb things in the past and this is no different.

    Lets think about this… let’s say Dak is the 10th best quarterback in the league. That means 5 of the following guys are worse than Dak according to Jaws: Rodgers, Brady, Luck, Brees, Ryan, Newton, Roethlisberger, Rivers, Wilson, Stafford, Cousins, Mariota, Winston, or Carr are worse. Personally, I would take every one of these QB’s over Dak at this point.

    Don’t get me wrong, Dak had a fine first season, but don’t forget that all of the Defensive Coordinators now have a full season of tape to look at and game plan for. Chances are year 2 will not be as successful for Dak.

  18. antkowiak666 says: Jun 15, 2017 4:12 PM

    Thanks Jaws….I needed a good laugh after the day I was having.

  19. thirstymofo says: Jun 15, 2017 4:15 PM

    Dude threw over 300 twice and under 200 3 times (not counting week 17). That is not gonna win you much, especially now that there is a years worth of tape.

  20. sagoucher says: Jun 15, 2017 4:16 PM

    AHHH Jaws also said Kapernick was a stud.

  21. silverandblack052099 says: Jun 15, 2017 4:18 PM

    Jaworski also said Colin Kaepernick could potentially be the best QB of all-time when his career ends. Seriously, he said that.

  22. maestro1899 says: Jun 15, 2017 4:20 PM

    bullcharger says:
    Jun 15, 2017 4:00 PM
    If he isn’t top 10, which 10 QBs would you put ahead of him?

    I think Prescott is 12th with the following guys ahead of him.

    Brady
    Rodgers
    Brees
    Ben
    Wilson
    Cam
    Eli
    Flacco
    Ryan
    Luck
    Winston

    – – –

    I would take Flacco and Eli out of there, especially considering the seasons they had last year. And that puts him right at 10.

    Not a Cowboy fan at all, but LOL at all of the negativity on Dak. He had a good year. Not elite, but pretty good. And remember, he wasn’t even getting OTA and training camp first team reps until after the first preseason game as he was third on the depth chart!

    Let’s see what he can do with a whole offseason as the starter, plus the team adding pieces around him on offense to complement what he does best.

    If he does it again this year, he will be firmly entrenched in the top 10 and we won’t be having this conversation next offseason.

  23. capitalideaweb says: Jun 15, 2017 4:24 PM

    bullcharger says:
    Jun 15, 2017 4:00 PM
    If he isn’t top 10, which 10 QBs would you put ahead of him?

    I think Prescott is 12th with the following guys ahead of him.

    Brady
    Rodgers
    Brees
    Ben
    Wilson
    Cam
    Eli
    Flacco

    Ryan
    Luck
    Winston

    ****************************************
    Stafford
    Rivers
    Cousins
    Carr
    Palmer
    Mariota
    Dalton

  24. schtuffandkrap says: Jun 15, 2017 4:26 PM

    I like Prescott a lot, but I can’t help but remember what Jaworski predicted for Kaepernick a few years back.

  25. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Jun 15, 2017 4:29 PM

    At least Jaws is handsomely compensated for expressing his dumb thoughts, unlike the commenters here who express their own dumb thoughts free of charge.

  26. youafool says: Jun 15, 2017 4:30 PM

    LOL at the people putting Dalton, Stafford, and Cousins on here ahead of Dak….every single one of those teams would trade their guy straight up for Dak.

  27. mortyglickstein says: Jun 15, 2017 4:32 PM

    Brady
    Rodgers
    Ryan
    Brees
    Wilson
    Carr
    Cam
    Ben
    Eli
    Cousins

  28. woodson28 says: Jun 15, 2017 4:33 PM

    While I agree that Dak is a top 10 qb (two posts above me…..Dalton, Cousins, Palmer, Mariota, and Stafford….I’ll take Dak, thanks) but the fact that Jaws mentions Chaz Green in a positive light take away from the point he is trying to make.

  29. nathanp2013 says: Jun 15, 2017 4:33 PM

    Dak looked about as good as Kapernick did his first season in SF… I have a feeling that Dak is going to look as good as Kapernick every season after that.

    Best o-line in football and a top 5 RB help a QB’s look better than they are.

  30. capitalideaweb says: Jun 15, 2017 4:35 PM

    Cousins just threw for 5000 yards on a team with substantially less offensive talent. Stafford and Dalton have proven themselves to be top 15 QBs. Period.

    Dak had one, very very average season by NFL starter standard. Sure, he was a rookie but I would take Luck’s and Cam’s rookie seasons over the one that he had. Again, he’s nothing more than a game manager and when they they finish last in the division this season he will lose his job.

  31. whatjusthapped says: Jun 15, 2017 4:37 PM

    Ya, Dak is so good he can win a playoff game at home. Oh wait, never mind.

  32. trefkennedy says: Jun 15, 2017 4:39 PM

    Cowboys Nation, I promise you once we win a superbowls( very shortly I might add) we’re gonna break the internet

  33. maestro1899 says: Jun 15, 2017 4:40 PM

    nathanp2013 says:
    Jun 15, 2017 4:33 PM
    Dak looked about as good as Kapernick did his first season in SF… I have a feeling that Dak is going to look as good as Kapernick every season after that.

    Best o-line in football and a top 5 RB help a QB’s look better than they are.
    – – –
    LOL

    And it’s not like the oline or Zeke will be going anywhere else any time soon…

  34. SparkyGump says: Jun 15, 2017 4:40 PM

    We.Will. See.

    When I see Dak play, I swear he’s being possessed by the ghost of Steve McNair. The poise. The accuracy. Seriously, look up some old Steve McNair clips then do the same with Dak.

  35. trefkennedy says: Jun 15, 2017 4:42 PM

    CowboysNation, once we win a Super Bowl( very shortly I might add) we will break the internet watch

  36. amaf21 says: Jun 15, 2017 4:49 PM

    Didn’t he also say RG3 and Krap were the best QB’s ever?

  37. getout1 says: Jun 15, 2017 5:02 PM

    Most hate Dak because the Cowboys have him AND they Don’t, just jealous little losers. How many interceptions did the ROOKIE throw last year???

  38. 'boys4life says: Jun 15, 2017 6:01 PM

    Dak doesn’t need Ron to validate him. He will be more dangerous this year than last. The playbooks opening up, Dez is healthy, man its going to be a beautiful thing to see.

  39. jimbobcooterqbtutor says: Jun 15, 2017 7:33 PM

    Poor Matt Stafford hasn’t had a 1000 yard rusher in his career (2009 #1 overall pick) and the past two seasons they finished 30th and 32nd in rushing. His O-lines have always been a source of fan criticism as well as everyone else knowing they were deficient.

    In 2013 everyone thought the Lions O-line played well, but the thing was that the coaching staff (Linehan was the OC back then) had such little confidence in them that they instituted a quick passing game with Stafford leading the league in getting rid of the ball quickly.

    But the next season when they tried a more conventional approach the line was exposed and everyone who didn’t know that the quick pass offense was implemented to mask a poor O-line now knew how poor the line actually was. And Dak waltzes into the NFL and is gifted the top ranked rusher and O-line!

    He is very privileged to have that happen, Stafford isn’t.

  40. getout1 says: Jun 16, 2017 8:15 AM

    as usual: Emitt Smith= Oh he had the best O-line or Troy Aikman =Oh he had best RB/O-line, M Irving= oh he had Troy… remember that O-line last year was the same line the year before, but don’t let reality ruin your hate for THE BOYs

  41. jcthree3303 says: Jun 19, 2017 7:05 AM

    lightninglucci says:
    Jun 15, 2017 3:52 PM
    Lots of quarterbacks look great when the team around them is solid. You can’t really judge quarterbacks until the team goes south.

    *cough* Colin *cough* Kaepernick *cough*

    Oh not to mention RG3. ESPN’s Ron Jaworski is especially high on Griffin’s NFL prospects, and Jaws was also in attendance at the Baylor workout.

    “The throws he made were all bona fide NFL-type throws,” Jaworski said, per the Associated Press. “He’s going to be a superstar at the next level. He put on a clinical exhibition here today. That Redskins contingency left here all with big smiles on their faces.”

  42. jcthree3303 says: Jun 19, 2017 7:28 AM

    getout1 says:
    Jun 15, 2017 5:02 PM
    Most hate Dak because the Cowboys have him AND they Don’t, just jealous little losers. How many interceptions did the ROOKIE throw last year???

    17 19
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    ‘boys4life says:
    Jun 15, 2017 6:01 PM
    Dak doesn’t need Ron to validate him. He will be more dangerous this year than last. The playbooks opening up, Dez is healthy, man its going to be a beautiful thing to see.

    Ok see for me its that I hate Dak or what he’s already accomplished at a young age. For me its we’ve seen this story play out before, the league gets a book on him, see the Giants 2 victories last year, then he’ll have to adjust. Maybe he will, maybe he won’t. If he does maybe he’s the next Russell Wilson and that would be bad for the NFC East. If he doesn’t and flames out like RG3 and Kap then so sad too bad. The point is its been one year. I bet you guys said the exact same thing I’m saying about RG3. Its been one year. Lets pump the brakes. If he backs up last year with a better one this year you’ll be happy Cowboys fans. If he doesn’t well I’ll be here to say I told ya so.

  43. jcthree3303 says: Jun 19, 2017 7:29 AM

    typo ^^^not that I hate

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