Dak Prescott signed a mega deal to remain as the face of the Dallas Cowboys for the foreseeable future. The three-year negotiations finally came to a close earlier this spring. Prescott can finally put the contract beyond him and instead focus on returning to full health after suffering a gruesome ankle injury.

Prescott will enter the 2021 season coming off two of his best career years. The Pro Bowl quarterback threw for nearly 5,000 yards and 30 touchdowns in 2019 before beginning 2020 on a record-breaking pace. The continuity with offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and head coach Mike McCarthy should lead to big things this fall.

Dallas will be in playoff contention with number four behind center. The NFC East is quietly improving, but the Cowboys will be expected to win the division. Expectations are going to be high, and the pressure will be on.

PRESCOTT’S MVP ODDS RELEASED

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Oct 4, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) throws a pass against the Cleveland Browns in the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Dak Prescott has developed into one of the best quarterbacks in all of the NFL. Dallas will have will one of the highest-powered offenses in the league in 2021. Assuming that the Cowboys are in the playoff hunt, Prescott will surely be in the MVP conversation.

Early MVP odds for next season were released on Tuesday by BetOnline. Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers sit atop of the list. That is not much of a surprise. Dak Prescott is not too far behind those two.

Prescott has 18/1 odds to win his first NFL MVP. That is just behind Matthew Stafford, Kyler Murray, and Tom Brady at 16/1 and just ahead of Deshaun Watson, Russell Wilson. and Justin Herbert at 22/1.

The Most Valuable Player award is heavily-slanted to the quarterback position. Titans running back Derrick Henry has the best non-quarterback odds at 40/1. Henry is a sure-bet to put up big rushing numbers, and Tennessee should be back in the postseason next year.

It is hard to put too much stock into April MVP odds, but the odds always spark interesting conversation. Dak Prescott will need to get the Cowboys into championship contention in order to be seriously considered for the prestigious honor.

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