The Dallas Cowboys are one of the highest profile sport teams in the world; Dak’s contract at the time paid him as an elite QB. Dak had to have known that making $40MM a year as QB would open him up to praise, criticism and even ridicule.
Bottom line is that he is not living up to his contract. In my opinion, if a QB is elite, he doesn’t need a strong supporting cast and can put the team on his back and win.
I place the blame on Jerry Jones…this is his mess. Dak’s salary will hamper the Cowboys ability to bring in the players they need to elevate Dak’s play.
The question is does Dak share any culpability in this. Has he worked on his deficiencies? All one hears is rhetoric, thst it won’t happen again, yet it does. Dak could go to Jerry and ask to restructure his deal to try and get the players they need a la Tom Brady, but Dak made the money grab…what is the difference between $25MM vs $40MM per year? So…he deserves whatever people are piling up on him.
If any one of us weren’t performing to the standards our job requires, we would be spoken about in hushed tones around the water cooler, or during lunches with co-workers. And if those deficiencies aren’t corrected you lose your job.
Bottom line is that Dak is being paid to bring the Cowboys a championship and continues to fall short of that metric. He has been in the league for 7 years; he has plateaued; can we really expect him to make a quantum improvement without an upgrade in talent? That remains to be seen.