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I have never heard a Dak fan explain why 1 playoff win is better than a Super Bowl win

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Red Dragon, May 22, 2020 at 10:53 AM.

  1. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon Well-Known Member

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    First of all, I apologize in advance - yes I know, it's yet another Dak thread. We've had hundreds of them already. So I apologize.

    Secondly, I am well aware that Dak has won a playoff game. I know perfectly well, because I was there myself in attendance at AT&T Stadium that night. Cowboys 24, Seahawks 22.

    Third, I have nothing against Dak. I think he is a Top Ten quarterback in the league. I just don't think he is No. 1.

    What I have never yet heard is a convincing explanation from a Dak supporter as to why Dak's one playoff win is better than Mahomes' four playoff wins, including a Super Bowl title. I am not a particularly math-literate person, but all arithmetic I've ever learned in my life points to four being greater than one.

    The reason I'm using Mahomes as an example is because many fans are arguing that Dak should be the highest-paid quarterback in the entire league, higher than even Mahomes himself (or Brees, Brady, etc.)

    Before Dak became the starting quarterback, the prevailing sentiment was that "it's Super Bowls that count, not mere playoff wins." After all, Blake Bortles has won a playoff game. But now that Dak is going through contract negotiations, suddenly one wild-card playoff win is considered to trump a Super Bowl championship itself. I cannot think of any logic, no matter how contorted, that justifies that line of reasoning.

    Perhaps one will argue, "well, it's stats that count, not Super Bowl titles." But even going by stats alone, Mahomes significantly outperforms Dak.

    The argument for Dak being the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL amounts to this: "A quarterback with lesser stats and a 1-2 record in the playoffs deserves to be paid more than a quarterback with better stats and a 4-1 playoff record, including a Super Bowl ring and Super Bowl MVP honors." If someone can justify that in a way that would make sense to my ears, I'm all ears.
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  2. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye.

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    Because highest paid changes every year.
    egn22, BigCatMonaco, Scotman and 8 others like this.
  3. Se7enout

    Se7enout Active Member

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    He doesn't deserve it. Dak himself said he doesn't deserve it.
    Daks agent is using dak to set a trend for his other clients. No more 5 year deals. The reason is simple, the camp is constantly rising and the longer the deal the more the agent is losing out on.
    shabazz, the playmaker and visionary like this.
  4. Streetwise

    Streetwise Well-Known Member

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    Wins and losses are a team statistic. That's why you've yet to hear anything.

    The end.
  5. ksg811

    ksg811 Well-Known Member

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    Because Dak is a free agent and Mahomes isn't. Dak is the next QB up for a new contract; it's simple market economics. When Mahomes signs his deal next season, he'll blow Dak out of the water. Then Lamar will follow him and so on and so forth. It's how the market works in the NFL.
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  6. Hook'em#11

    Hook'em#11 Well-Known Member

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    Because moronic teams like the Rams and Vikings paid average QBs Big money.. Now, that is the standard. Same thing with what happened with Zeke last season. Oh, we can blame the Rams again for that. LOL
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  7. Idgit

    Idgit Fattening up Moderator

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    Funny, because I’ve never heard a Dak Detractor seriously explain why so many of them think a QB is 100% responsible for wins or losses in a game where they are generally on the field for less than half of the total snaps.

    I wonder if the two phenomena are related?
  8. PUSHfold

    PUSHfold Well-Known Member

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    This is so asinine.
    I promise if you use your brain even a tiny bit you'll figure out answers to your own post.

    I promise.
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  9. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Literary no one is arguing this.

    Mahomes is on a rookie contract. When he gets his next contract, he will be the highest paid QB ever and make whatever deal Dak end up getting pale in comparison.
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  10. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    No one is making the argument that 1 playoff win is better than a Super Bowl.

    If you can't tell the difference between Dak deserving "x" amount, which is more than guys like Mahomes who are still playing on rookie deals and Dak deserves to routinely make more (or even equal to) guys like Mahomes then I can't help you
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  11. Streetwise

    Streetwise Well-Known Member

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    It's weird that the OP admits Prescott is a top 10 QB, but isn't a "Dak supporter."
  12. QuincyCarterEra

    QuincyCarterEra Well-Known Member

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    Chris Jones should get paid more than Aaron Donald because Jones won a super bowl and Donald didn't, right @Red Dragon ?
  13. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    This thread could have ended here...or just never began :laugh:
  14. 817Gill

    817Gill Well-Known Member

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    Never happens simultaneously lol.

    Also no one thinks he’s the best QB in the league either, don’t even think many feel top 5. 8-10 is where most rational supporters stand.
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  15. Streetwise

    Streetwise Well-Known Member

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    Nope. And I don't see what's wrong with being ranked around that. But, the haters like to make it seem that supporters have him as the bestest ever.
  16. Tangle_Foot

    Tangle_Foot Well-Known Member

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    So a Dak fan is supposed to argue that one playoff win is better than a Super Bowl win? Either I'm missing something, I'm in the Twilight Zone, or those mushrooms were not shiitakeo_O
  17. CowboysWillRise

    CowboysWillRise Well-Known Member

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    Nobody thinks Dak is better ir deserves more than Mahomes. /thread
  18. johneric8

    johneric8 Well-Known Member

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    I stopped reading as soon as you said "Dak has won one playoff game".. This exposes you as a hater because any fan knows the a QB alone doesn't win you games!!!

    Let me ask you a question, does Russell Wilson need great coaching and a well rounded team to win? You think he is a great QB right? Much better than Dak right?
    Well, he hasn't done a darn thing since that defense fell apart and he lost marshawn lynch... Please for the love of God quit saying things like "Dak won one playoff game" it just makes you look sports brain deficient.
  19. cowboygo

    cowboygo Well-Known Member

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    I suggest you read up on how an NFL Salary cap works and why it rises each year. Also, read up on the past contract extensions and figure out why the newest franchise QB that gets extended becomes the highest paid QB. Once you read up all this, I think you can understand why Mahomes, when he gets his extension, will surpass all other QBs and will be the highest paid one.
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  20. Oneiros

    Oneiros Well-Known Member

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    Mahomes also is on a whole different level talent wise and already has a Super Bowl ring to his name. So he's already earned making more than what Dak could ever dream of.

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