As the 2023 NFL season approaches its climax, the race for the league's Most Valuable Player (MVP) award intensifies, with Dallas Cowboys' quarterback Dak Prescott emerging as a formidable contender. Prescott's stellar performance throughout the season has not only captured the attention of fans and analysts but has also sparked lively debates about his place among the top MVP candidates.
Micah Parsons, the Cowboys' linebacker, has been a vocal advocate for Prescott's MVP candidacy. On November 28, Parsons took to Twitter, sharing a graphic that juxtaposed Prescott's impressive stats with those of Patrick Mahomes, a fellow MVP contender, through Week 12.
Parsons' tweet underscored a growing sentiment: Prescott is undeniably a top-three contender for the MVP title.
Prescott's Stellar Stats
Prescott's stats are indeed compelling. With a completion percentage of 68.8% over 14 games, he ranks fourth in the league, trailing slightly behind the San Francisco 49ers' Brock Purdy.
Prescott's season includes 3,639 passing yards (fifth in the NFL), 28 passing touchdowns (second), and a passer rating of 104 (third), with only seven interceptions. In contrast, Purdy leads with 3,795 passing yards, 29 touchdowns, and a 119 passer rating, all achieved with a 69.8% completion rate.
Mahomes, another prominent figure in MVP discussions, has amassed 3,703 passing yards, 25 touchdowns, and a 93.2 passer rating. Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles, also in the MVP conversation, has 3,192 passing yards, 19 touchdowns, and a 93.5 passer rating through 13 games.
A notable aspect of Prescott's performance this season is his significant reduction in interceptions, down to seven from last season's 15 over 12 games. His record in prime-time games is equally impressive. Prescott boasts a 24-11 record in regular-season prime-time games, including a solid 12-8 on "Sunday Night Football." The latest NFL MVP betting odds, as provided by BetMGM, reinforce Prescott's strong position in the MVP race.
Currently, he stands third with odds of +600, trailing Purdy and Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens. This positioning highlights his ascent as a key player in this year's MVP debate, a testament to his remarkable skill and consistency on the field.
As the season heads into its final stages, Prescott's campaign for the MVP title remains a topic of keen interest and debate among NFL enthusiasts. His achievements this season not only demonstrate his prowess as a quarterback but also affirm his status as a pivotal player in the Cowboys' quest for glory.