The Nerds of analytics could back Dak I suppose.
#1 in DYAR, #1 in YAR, #4 in QBR, #14 in comp% and #6 in DVOA.
But still that is just a sample size of one season. He hasn't come close to those #'s since his 2016 season. And how much $ are his accomplishments really worth?
Many have criticized Jason Garrett over the years and he is now gone. If the Cowboys offense bombs this year, will it be Dak's fault or McCarthy's?
This makes for an interesting situation on so many levels. McCarthy in Green Bay never needed help from free agents or trades. He built his roster through the draft, "homegrown" if you will. Perhaps Jerry understood this when offering Dak the deal(if true, I don't think the rumors spawned out of thin air). And Dak defies the plan.
Back to Russell Wilson for a second. He is undoubtedly better than Dak and a majority of the QB's in the NFL. He got the $ that he deserves. But look at what it did to the Seahawks spending capabilities since. They arguably had the worst o line next to the Jets and lacked talent in other key areas.
So it's just a thought...Jerry felt that he could pay Dak to lock up that position, and with the drafting prowess of McCarthy and his coaches, the Cowboys wouldn't be building with free agents/trades going forward.
And he offered the richest QB deal in history.