After his rookie year, people were already forecasting Dak Prescott as the next elite quarterback. Apparently, having one of the best offensive lines, a rookie sensation, and an All-Pro wide receiver magically makes you a great quarterback. Prescott rode the coattails of his teammates last year, and his weaknesses were exposed against the Denver Broncos.
Without the productive rushing attack, Prescott was forced to put the team on his back and win the game. But he wasn't able to deliver when the team needed him most. Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan and other true elite quarterbacks can be depended on to dig their teams out of holes all by themselves. Prescott cannot do that. People need to reassess Prescott and stop glorifying him as anything more than a good game manager.
One bad game against one of the best passing defenses in the NFL does not make you an overrated quarterback—it makes you human. Dak Prescott is not a perfect quarterback. Even the best make mistakes. He is still a talented a quarterback who will recover from this loss, and show the skills people gushed over last year.
Prescott showed he can lead a team last year when he engineered five fourth quarterback comebacks and five game-winning drives. Prescott doesn't have a huge arm, but he knows how to maximize his talent. Mentally, he's already mature enough to recover from a loss like this. Prescott is a superstar, and he'll continue showing that in future weeks.