When the Cowboys drafted Dak Prescott in the fourth round of the 2016 draft, most fans knew little about the quarterback from Mississippi State beyond his impressive college stats. But everything we’ve seen from Prescott in his first season-and-a-half has led us to believe that he’s going to be pretty good at this whole “football” thing. So good, in fact, that he’s already favored in Las Vegas to win a specific piece of NFL silverware in 2021.

The 2016 season of “America’s most popular sport” has been dubbed the “Year of the Quarterback” and for good reason. For the first time ever, we are seeing four simultaneous rookie QBs starting on opening day and four more selected in the first round of the 2016 draft. That makes eight young QBs who will be starting by week 1. Dak Prescott, the fourth best QB in the draft, is the only one starting in week 1 who is not a rookie. On top of that, there are three other QBs who were selected in the first three rounds of the 2015 draft and three more drafted in the first two rounds of both 2014 and 2013. This means 17 of this year’s

It may be a little too early to say this, but it looks like Dak Prescott is going to be a winner at the NFL. Prescott, the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, has become one of the most popular and successful NFL players in the last decade. In just the fourth week of his second season, he was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Prescott is also the first player in NFL history to throw at least one touchdown in each of his first seven games in his career.

After a tough 2020, Dak Prescott seems to be back on track. From a business standpoint, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback more or less got exactly the contract extension he wanted. Physically and football-wise, his ankle seems to be on the way to full recovery. Not surprisingly, the betting markets took note of this early success. Although the 2021 NFL season is still months away, Prescott is already the favorite to win some silverware.

Dak Prescott looks to be on track in 2020 after a tough year

APPROPRIATE: Dak Prescott shared his thoughts on the game against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers in Week 1. In general, most people will probably have a pretty vague idea of 2020. Prescott also had a year to forget from a professional standpoint. It may seem like an eternity ago, but the Cowboys’ contract drama dominated the 2020 NFL offseason. After the rookie’s contract expired, Prescott and Jerry Jones had to sit around the table and negotiate a contract extension. But that was easier said than done, and the quarterback left the negotiating table with only a one-year franchise tender. The situation on the ground has not improved. When the Cowboys were struggling in the first few weeks of the season, Prescott emerged as the one bright spot. However, his campaign ended early in week five due to a serious ankle injury. Since then, however, things have improved for the quarterback. Earlier this season, he received a coveted extension by signing a four-year, $160 million contract. Prescott also appears to be recovering well from his injury and, barring unforeseen circumstances, could even participate in training camp.

Dak Prescott already favorite forPlayer of the Year

word-image-6277 Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott in action during the 2020 NFL campaign. | Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images While the NFL opener is still a few months away, it seems the betting markets have already taken note of Prescott’s progress this offseason. As Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk notes, the Cowboys’ quarterback is already a DraftKings favorite for running back of the year. The odds for Prescott are +150. His closest competitors, the trio of Saquon Barkley, Joe Barrow and Christian McCaffrey, are all +600. Nick Bosa is at +700, and his rating is deteriorating. And yes, in case you’re wondering: Chances are you’re betting on Tim Tebow. It’s listed as a +3300 longshot. While it’s impossible to predict the future, Prescott is the favorite for player of the year. Individually, we can expect him to rack up the stats; the Cowboys have a talented offense and we’ve seen in the past that Dak is more than capable of blowing it up. Team success, fair or not, also has some value and should give Dak an edge. While none of the Cowboys, Giants, Bengals, Panthers or 49ers look like world champions, Dallas has the best chance to run a good campaign. If Prescott can perform as usual and make the playoffs, he’s a pretty safe bet.

Can the Cowboys’ quarterback win more hardware in 2021

APPROPRIATE: Cowboys 2021 pick Jerry Jones felt compelled to write a personal message to the NFL legend after surprising comments were misinterpreted by fans. While it’s a nice honor to win the Comeback Player of the Year award, it’s not the highlight of a player’s career. Unfortunately for Prescott, this is likely the only trophy he will compete for in 2021. Prescott may be a talented quarterback, but he’s not one of the top when it comes to voting for an MVP. Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen and Aaron Rodgers dominate there; Dak now has a +1600 rating according to Vegas Insider. The Cowboys also seem unable to hoist the Lombardi trophy, leaving them without a Super Bowl title and Super Bowl MVP. At this point, it’s unclear if the Cowboys will emerge from the NFC East and make the postseason. On paper, the team has more than enough talent to win the division, but as we’ve seen in recent years, that’s no guarantee of success. However, it would be a positive step for Team USA to have Prescott back on the field. But only time will tell if the results will be positive in terms of money and success.

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