Dak Prescott
Dak Prescott
26-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Dallas Cowboys
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Prescott hasn't quite delivered on the promise of his rookie season, but respectable passing efficiency (67.7 completion percentage, 7.4 YPA last season) combined with excellent running ability (six rushing TDs every year) make him an intriguing fantasy quarterback. The biggest thing for him last year was the midseason addition of wide receiver Amari Cooper. In nine weeks with Cooper in the offense, Prescott averaged 19.3 fantasy points, completing 71.3 percent of his passes for 7.7 YPA, 14 touchdowns (six to Cooper) and four interceptions, with 274 passing yards per game. With or without Cooper, Prescott struggled in the red zone all year - he converted just 17.1 percent of his red-zone pass attempts into touchdowns, 30th of 33 qualified QBs. Maybe the unretired Jason Witten can help with that this season. In addition to Witten, Randall Cobb is new to the team, replacing Cole Beasley in the slot. Wideout Michael Gallup should contribute more in his second year, too. With Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield, defenses usually will be focused first on stopping the run, which perhaps helps the passing game. All in all, Prescott is set up with his best opportunity for fantasy success yet. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.72 million contract with the Cowboys in May of 2016.
Puts in full practice Wednesday
QBDallas Cowboys
December 11, 2019
Prescott (hands) practiced in full Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
ANALYSIS
Prescott hasn't missed an offensive snap since Week 1 but nonetheless emerged from last Thursday's loss in Chicago with a pair of injuries in tow. Fortunately, his sprained left hand and injured right index finger didn't impact his practice reps Wednesday, though the digit in question was taped up during the session, per Todd Archer of ESPN.com. Prescott will seek to get the Cowboys back in the win column Sunday against a Rams defense that has given up 18 touchdowns versus nine interceptions in 13 contests this season.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Dak Prescott's 2019 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
18.5%
 
Avg Target Depth
10.2 Yds
 
Sack Rate
3.5%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
4.8 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
6.9%
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
79.0
 
Cornerbacks
66.7
 
Safeties
90.7
 
Linebackers
87.9
 
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2019 Dak Prescott Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Dak Prescott's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
238 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.79 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.32 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.11 sec
 
Vertical Jump
32.5 in
 
Broad Jump
116 in
 
Hand Length
10.88 in
 
Arm Length
32.25 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After an impressive rookie season, Prescott disappointed last year. He went from fourth in the league in YPA to 20th, his completion percentage dropped by five points and, worst of all, his interceptions ballooned from four to 13. The only thing that kept him afloat was a second straight year with six rushing touchdowns, along with an uptick from 4.9 YPC to 6.3. While his decision-making was suspect, especially in the red zone where he threw three interceptions (2nd in NFL) and took six sacks (3rd), Prescott didn't get a lot of help from the rest of the offense. The line lacked depth and suffered injuries, most significantly to Tyron Smith; Dez Bryant caught just 52.3 percent of his targets and the wideouts averaged a mere 3.8 yards after catch; and, of course, Ezekiel Elliott was suspended six games. Without Elliott, Prescott broke 200 yards passing just twice and threw seven interceptions as defenses dropped into coverage without fear of the running game. Smith missed the first two of those games and Prescott was sacked 12 times, accounting for more than a third of his season total. The Cowboys added depth to the line this offseason, but health is probably more important. Big changes came to the pass catchers - namely, Bryant was released and tight end Jason Witten retired - but there is seemingly little to get excited about. The Cowboys added Allen Hurns, who hasn't played a full season since 2014, and Tavon Austin, whose best position might be punt returner. Incumbent starter Terrance Williams is coming off foot surgery and was arrested in May. In a run-first offense, Prescott might be relegated to a game-manager role, but his rushing ability at least gives him some stability.
Prescott was handed the starting job last year when Tomo Romo got hurt in preseason, and the rookie never gave it back. He stepped into a great situation for a young quarterback with perhaps the league's best offensive line protecting him -- he was sacked only 25 times (23rd) and knocked down an additional 2.6 times per game -- and a workhorse running back in fellow rookie Ezekiel Elliott with whom to share the playmaking duties. With Elliott chewing up five yards a rush, little was asked of Prescott other than to not make mistakes. And that he did superbly, throwing only four interceptions for a 0.9 INT rate that ranked second to only Tom Brady's. His completion percentage and YPA both ranked fourth in the league in an impressive debut that proved his athleticism, arm strength and leadership are legit as he took the Cowboys to the No. 1 playoff seed in the NFC. Although Elliott is still the show, Prescott likely will see more pass attempts this year (23rd last year), and if playmaking wide receiver Dez Bryant stays healthy for the first time in three years, that should mean bigger passing numbers for the quarterback, giving him a shot to stay in the top 10 at the position due in large part to his running upside (six TDs last year).
After a stellar career at Mississippi State, Prescott was drafted in the fourth round to potentially become the Cowboys' quarterback of the future, but Tony Romo suffered yet another debilitating injury this preseason, thrusting the rookie into the limelight for earlier than expected. While Prescott has the size, athleticism and arm strength NFL teams look for, as well as proven leadership qualities, his pocket awareness was considered shaky coming out of college and his throwing mechanics needed overhauling. Alas, through three exhibitions, he's tossed five touchdowns and rushed for two additional scores.
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Has hand sprain, right finger injury
QBDallas Cowboys
Hand
December 6, 2019
Prescott suffered a sprained left hand and an injury to the right index finger on his right hand during Thursday's 31-24 loss at Chicago, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Fantasy-friendly numbers in loss
QBDallas Cowboys
December 5, 2019
Prescott completed 27 of 49 passes for 334 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the Cowboys' 31-24 loss to the Bears on Thursday. He also rushed three times for one yard.
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Salvages day in garbage time
QBDallas Cowboys
November 28, 2019
Prescott completed 32 of 49 passes for 355 yards and two touchdowns with one interception in Thursday's 26-15 loss to the Bills.
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Miserable day in Foxboro
QBDallas Cowboys
November 24, 2019
Prescott completed 19 of 33 passes for 212 yards and an interception in Sunday's 13-9 loss to the Patriots.
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Continues stellar play vs. Lions
QBDallas Cowboys
November 17, 2019
Prescott completed 29 of 46 pass attempts for 444 yards and three touchdowns Sunday against the Lions. He also carried six times for 18 yards in the 35-27 win.
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