There’s only room for one official NFL MVP per year, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t multiple Impact players across the league who come close every season.
Bryan DeArdo of CBS Sports recently released his list of the individual MVPs for each NFL team.
For the Dallas Cowboys, he named former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott the most likely recipient of the awards for the 2021 season, highlighting the importance of his huge contract extension.
Dallas didn’t give Prescott a $ 160 million extra so he could keep giving Ezekiel Elliot the ball, “DeArdo wrote.” Elliott is still vital to Dallas’ success, but if the Cowboys are legitimately fighting for a championship, then Prescott’s name must be in the MVP Talk League. Assuming he stays healthy, that’s a high probability as Prescott threw nearly 1,900 yards in the first five games of the 2020 season before sustaining his end-of-season injury. A healthier offensive line from the Cowboys is also crucial, along with another year of growth from receiver CeeDee Lamb who should be prepared for a big season after hitting nearly 1,000 yards as a rookie. ”
Prescott, who has made a long recovery from a complicated fracture and dislocated ankle, has been a hot topic this off-season as he prepares to rebound.
Expectations are high as one of the league’s most respected quarterbacks returns to action, and Prescott himself said he believes this season for the Cowboys could be one for the books.
“We are just excited. We are happy that we can hopefully stay healthy, we may be lucky,” Prescott said in an interview with Newy Scruggs of NBC 5 DFW in late June. “And we can just bring everything we’ve worked hard for together on all stages and in all phases of the game. We look forward to this year. It will be very, very special for us and for Cowboys fans.”
Since Prescott was drafted by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, he has quickly become an impact player on the team’s offensive.
Over five seasons in the NFL, Prescott completed 66% of his passes for 17,634 yards with 106 touchdowns and 40 interceptions despite the injury.
We should just expect him to expand on that when he and the Cowboys open the season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in September.