After a dip in his numbers during his second season, Dak Prescott put up even better numbers than his rookie season. He raised his completion percentage up to 67% and his yardage to a career-high 3,885 yards. His passing touchdowns stayed the same but interceptions dropped from 13 to eight. The biggest thing about Prescott is that he wins and although that isn’t a fantasy stat, it does secure him as the QB in Big D for years to come. Last year, the Cowboys helped him by getting him a No. 1 wide receiver in Amari Cooper who he will have for a full season in 2019.
Prescott wants a new contract and if the Cowboys don’t give it to him, it could be a distraction. There were also some issues with the offensive line as he was sacked 56 times in 2018 which is only one less than the previous two years combined. So, even though he has not missed a start in his three-year career, those hits could catch up with him.
2019 Bottom Line
Prescott isn’t an elite quarterback and he will enter 2019 ranked a high-end QB2. So, if you are taking him as your starting fantasy quarterback, it will be risky. Still, Prescott is entering the prime of his career and with Jason Witten returning and a full season of Cooper, his passing yardage should be close to the 4,000-yard mark with 25 touchdowns. The hope is he gets sacked less and Cowboys will probably tell him to be even more conservative in the running game where he has averaged 312 yards per season.