Dallas Cowboys legend Michael Irvin was fired up this week about the new contract extension quarterback Dak Prescott received. So fired up, in fact, that he compared Dak Prescott to Tom Brady – a statement that irked ESPN personality Mike Greenberg.
On Thursday’s edition of Get Up, Greenberg jokingly admonished Irvin as well as Cowboys fans for overhyping Dak. He declared that the franchise isn’t content to have a good quarterback, but has to treat every move as the final piece of a Super Bowl puzzle. Greenberg then pointed out that the Cowboys “stunk last year,” going 6-10.
“THIS is why the Cowboys drive everybody crazy!” Greenberg said. “You can’t just have a good, young quarterback. He’s got to be the closest thing to Tom Brady. We can’t just be now ‘on the right track,’ we’re winning the Super Bowl next year.”
His panel was of a similar mindset. Analyst Tedy Bruschi pointed out that paying Dak Prescott like the top quarterback in the league doesn’t make him such.
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) March 11, 2021
The Get Up panel also pointed out that the market largely dictates how much Dak Prescott was slated to earn, not his actual play or accomplishments.
It’s a fair assessment given some of the massive deals given out to quarterbacks with very little accomplished. Kirk Cousins, Carson Wentz and Jared Goff are some of the big contracts that stick out.
Cowboys fans will have ultra-high expectations for Dak Prescott in 2021 now that he has his money. After going 6-10 in 2020 but still coming close to the division crown, winning the NFC East may not be enough.
How much pressure is on Dak to succeed in 2021?