“Still Pissed Off about Dak Prescott”- Chris Simms names Cowboys QB as His Biggest Draft Fail

Published 04/11/2021, 9:50 AM EDT
Sep 20, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) throws in the pocket in the second quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports


The 2021 NFL Draft is set to be held between April 29 – May 1 later this month. As always, this will be a three-day event scheduled to be organized in Ohio, Cleveland. Reputed NFL draft expert Chris Simms is once again making headlines for his audacious yet accurate mock drafts.

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He is often right on the money with his predictions. But even the best don’t always get it 100% right all the time. In a recent interview with Michael Holley and Michael Smith on the Brother From Another NBC Sports segment, Simms went on to highlight two of his biggest draft fails.

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Chris Simms talks Dak Prescott, Daniel Jones ahead of 2021 NFL Draft

Chris Simms was asked if he had any ‘hits and misses’ during his career as a draft prediction analyst. He replied, “Definitely, definitely, listen, sometimes I can get carried away with what I do on social media. I get competitive but listen If I’m not going to stick up for me then who is, you know? I do fight fire with fire every now and then.”

ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys on the field during warm ups before the game against the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

“But no, definitely some misses. Right off the bat, Daniel Jones to the Giants. I had some guys in front of him, I messed that one up. I’m still pissed off about Dak Prescott…you’re gonna miss in this business doing this stuff, certainly. But you guys know it, I’m passionate about what I do,” Simms said on the show.

How will Dak fare for the Cowboys in 2021?

As mentioned above, Prescott was not a top-graded quarterback heading into the 2016 NFL Draft. He was a mainstay for the Mississippi State Bulldogs ending his NCAA career with 9,376 passing yards, 70 passing TDs against 22 interceptions.

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Aug 24, 2020; Frisco, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott during training camp at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. Mandatory Credit: James D. Smith via USA TODAY Sports

Jerry Jones-owned Dallas Cowboys were on the hunt for a young QB to take over from the legendary Tony Romo. After failing to trade up and select either Paxton Lynch or Connor Cook, the NFC East big boys selected Dak in the 4th round (135th overall). The rest, as they say, is history.

Despite suffering a nasty double compound fracture in Week 5 last season, the Cowboys rewarded their star quarterback with a 4-year contract worth $160 million with $126 million guarantees. He continues to work on his rehab as coach Mike McCarthy gears up for a crunch 2021 NFL season.

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