Colin Cowherd says Dak Prescott, though still a rookie, has a chance to cement his legacy this week with a win over Green Bay in the divisional round of the playoffs.
Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys already beat the Packers on the road earlier this season. But Cowherd said Thursday that Prescott’s success so far is no different than an average NFL quarterback. He got his team to the playoffs, but he hasn’t delivered postseason wins yet.
However, if the former Mississippi State quarterback can beat two-time MVP Aaron Rodgers, that’ll be a different story.
“He shouldn’t beat Aaron Rodgers,” Cowherd said. “(If) Dak wins, here we go. The legend’s born.”
Cowherd has already spoken highly of Prescott this season. He said in December that the rookie is already better than 2015 MVP Cam Newton. He criticized Prescott a lot earlier in the year. But the host has admitted he was wrong about the former Bulldog.
However, a win over one of the best quarterbacks in the game, in “one of the great non-Super Bowls in the history of the NFL,” would give Cowherd even more reason to praise Prescott.
“But if Dak Prescott wins the game, I’ll think differently,” Cowherd said. “I’ll think, ‘Okay, here we go. We’ve got a star.'”
Dallas hosts Green Bay on Sunday at 4:40 p.m. ET on FOX.
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— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) January 12, 2017