Keyshawn, JWill & Max, a former NFL wide receiver and charismatic analyst, explained why the Cowboys quarterback is hot.
“Dak Prescott is on the stove, man,” started Johnson. “He on the right burner, okay? And it’s on high, and the other burner’s ticking. You know that tick, tick, tick, tick, tick — before it actually lights? That’s where his is at. There’s no question. Last year, he got the bag. The year before he got hurt, it was kind of like okay, well let’s figure it out. Now, the flames is hot. He’s boiling right now.”
Max Kellerman, Johnsons’ cohost, stated that he does not believe the former NFL wide receiver feels the pressure as much as he claims. Kellerman, who was just coming off a terrible injury two seasons back, reiterated his belief in the former Mississippi State quarterback’s ability to make it through. Johnson countered that if you are the Dallas quarterback, you may not have the same expectations of every Joe-Schmo NFL quarterback.
“This is the Dallas Cowboys. This is not the Philadelphia Eagles, this is not the Carolina Panthers. This is the Dallas Cowboys. America’s Team. If you’re the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, you’re America’s quarterback,” explained Johnson. “He has to deliver this year.”
— Keyshawn, JWill & Max (@KeyJayandMax) May 12, 2022
Dak Prescott won the NFC East title for the Cowboys last season but lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Wild Card round. Keyshawn Johnson will not be the only analyst looking forward to Prescott’s 2022 season.
Dak Prescott, who is in his sixth season in the NFL, led the Cowboys to their third consecutive playoff appearance. They lost in the Wild Card round to San Francisco 49ers, which was yet another disappointing result. Prescott’s postseason record fell to 1-3, prompting many to question his fitness to play as a franchise quarterback.
Prescott had a record-setting 37 touchdowns and 4,449 yards, with 10 interceptions. The Cowboys did not fare well against playoff-caliber teams, finishing just 1-4 in regular season contests. Experts, such as Dan Orlovsky from ESPN, have suggested that some of the losses that Dallas suffered because of Dak Prescott’s large contract may be indicative of how the franchise is limited.
Dallas has failed to reach the playoffs in 26 of its past 26 seasons, despite winning three Super Bowls between 1992 and 1995. While Prescott’s fans still believe he is the player to get them there, his window of opportunity seems to be closing and the contract won’t make it any easier for him to build a championship team.