It's Now Or Never For Dak Prescott's MVP, But Don't Bet on It

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Dak Prescott is going into his age 29 season. He’s going to have a full offseason and won’t have to rehab a broken ankle. The Dallas Cowboys did get rid of Amari Cooper, but the wide receiver room is still talented enough to get the job done. Everything is in place for Prescott to make an MVP run this year. 

The Cowboys play in one of the worst divisions in football. The NFC East is there for the taking and the Cowboys are the most equipped to do it. Dallas is going to have the wins to prop up Prescott’s case. The Cowboys went 6-0 in the division and could do the same this year. With the NFC being the weaker conference, Dallas can sneak its way into a top seed.

On the more individual side, Prescott has put up decent numbers over the last few years. He nearly threw for 5,000 yards in 2019 and threw for 37 touchdowns last season. His numbers, when healthy, are there. 

He is going to have the weapons, the wins and the stats that normally lead to an MVP case. WynnBET has his odds at +1800, which is good value.

Yet I’m not betting on it.

First off, he hasn’t made the Pro Bowl since 2018. It’s a big jump to make from Non-Pro Bowler to MVP of the league. Secondly, Prescott has been in the conversation for MVP several times, but hasn’t been able to finish the deal. Through the first six weeks of the 2021 season, Prescott averaged over 300 yards per game and had a 4:1 TD-to-INT ratio. On top of that, the Cowboys were 5-1. He fumbled the bag. 

My bet is likely going to go to Lamar Jackson, who will be healthy and have a healthy team around him. The Ravens will have to go through a gauntlet themselves, which may actually be an advantage to whoever comes out on top. 

When it comes to Prescott, this should be the year he seriously gets into the MVP conversation. I just can’t trust him to do it over a full season.