ESPN analyst uses stats to show Dak Prescott is in same boat as Mitch Trubisky

Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

ESPN’s Dan Orlovsky comparing Dak Prescott to Mitch Trubisky is concerning.

This week, Dallas Cowboys fans are hoping Jerry Jones and star quarterback Dak Prescott will be able to come to an agreement on a big-time contract extension. However, with the deadline for the two sides to make a deal happen coming on Wednesday, it’s looking unlikely it will get done.

This is not a good look for Jones and the Cowboys, especially after the Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes were just able to finalize a record-setting 10-year contract. What’s the hold up between Jones and Prescott? Perhaps it’s that they just don’t think the former Mississippi State signal-caller is worth the $40 million a year he’s hoping for.

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has more turnovers than touchdowns against playoff teams in the past two seasons

ESPN insider and former NFL quarterback Dan Orlovsky took to Twitter to showcase a bit of an alarming stat. In the past two seasons, Prescott actually has more turnovers than he does touchdowns against postseason teams. He’s got some not-so-great company in that category, including NFL Draft bust Mitch Trubisky.

Trubisky was taken No. 2 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, the same year Mahomes was taken by the Chiefs with the No. 10 pick. To say Trubisky hasn’t lived up to the hype would be a huge understatement. He was supposed to have the Bears as Super Bowl contenders, but the opposite has been the case.

For Orlovsky to compare Prescott to him with the turnover/touchdowns stat against playoff teams is surely an eye-opener. You’re always going to want your franchise signal-caller to play his best against top opponents. This is clearly something Prescott hasn’t been able to get done over the past two campaigns.

Should Prescott end up playing the 2020 season under the franchise tag, it’ll be his time to prove to Jones and Co. that he’s indeed one of the best quarterbacks in the game and that he deserves a nine-figure deal. Having strong showings against playoff-caliber teams will surely be a must for him, though.