Will Dak Prescott Break Cowboys All-Time Wins Record?

Will Dak Prescott Break Cowboys All-Time Wins Record?
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Few quarterbacks in today’s NFL have experienced the level of regular season success that Dallas Cowboys’ veteran signal-caller Dak Prescott has, with 66 victories in 104 games with the club. Prescott's skillset is enough to move the needle on the Cowboys playoff chances every season. With Dallas sitting at 5-2 for the year after Sunday’s 42-20 shellacking of the L.A. Rams, it’s worth wondering where Prescott stands among Cowboys’ quarterbacks when it comes to wins accrued under center with the franchise.  

Entering a Week 8 road showdown against the Philadelphia Eagles, in which oddsmakers from Caesars Sportsbook have Prescott and the Cowboys as a 3-point underdog, BetTexas.com broke down where the 30-year-old stands among the club’s all-time winningest quarterbacks. If only Texas sports betting were legal, participants would love to wager on something like this. Here’s where Prescott stands at the moment, with a chance to bolster his ranking down the stretch this season, with games against the Giants, Panthers, and Commanders (twice) remaining.  

Cowboys Quarterback All-Time Wins Leaders:

Quarterback Period Wins
Troy Aikman 1989-2000 94
Roger Staubach1969-1979 85
Tony Romo 2006-2015 78
Dak Prescott 2016-Present 66

What Prescott Has To Do To Catch Aikman

After Sunday’s latest conquest, the Cowboys Super Bowl odds are trending and Prescott stands 28 wins short of tying Aikman for the No. 1 spot in Cowboys history, meaning he’d have to likely go 5-5 or better this season to trim that down to a manageable number. With the former Mississippi State Bulldog last playing a full season’s worth of games in 2021, it’s worth wondering how long Prescott can stay healthy under center for Dallas going forward.  

If Prescott is able to play in each of the Cowboys’ 10 regular season contests this year, he’ll have a shot at putting a good sized dent in Aikman’s wins lead — though he’d still have to average 10 or more wins over multiple seasons to eclipse his 94-win total. Assuming Prescott and the Cowboys go, let’s say, 6-4 down the stretch to cap off an 11-6 season, he’d sit at 72 wins for his career — 22 short of Aikman’s total. From there, he’d have to win 11 or more games in each of the next two years to hit that 94-win figure, which is something that the Cowboys have done three times since 2016 (doing so in 2016, 2021, and 2022).  

If Prescott can lead Dallas to three straight 11-6 seasons, he’d sit at 94 wins exactly entering his age-33 season, which is close to when Aikman wound up hanging up his helmet for the final time. With the right mixture of good injury fortune and good play, Prescott certainly can pull off the 28 wins needed to catch up to Aikman, though much of that will come down to how long the 30-year-old gunslinger can stay healthy as he puts more miles on his legs in the gauntlet that is the NFL.  

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Christopher Boan is a writer with BetTexas.com, covering state issues. He has covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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