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Pro Football Focus: Dak NFL's Top Rookie So Far

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    Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys reacts after throwing for a touchdown during a game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears at AT&T Stadium on September 25, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    We are about to enter Week 8 of the NFL season and guess who is ranked as the top rookie in the league? Dak Prescott.

    The Dallas Cowboys' rookie quarterback was named top dog by the website Pro Football Focus. He was on a bye last week and replaced his fellow rookie signal caller Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles.

    This is PFF's thought process in making Prescott No. 1:

    "You don't lose your job due to injury in the NFL, and you can't move up in the rookie rankings when you're on a bye week—but don't tell that to Dak Prescott. Coming off a bye week puts him on equal footing with Carson Wentz, and helps to emphasize the fact that Prescott's numbers trump the No. 2 overall pick's after the Eagles' QB had a rough outing against the Vikings. The Cowboys' QB only has three turnover-worthy throws all season, second-fewest in the league."

    The other Cowboys rookie, running back Ezekiel Elliott, was ranked fourth. PFF wrote:

    "Status quo for the Cowboys' running back, as he still sits atop the rushing crown even after a bye week. The only real flaw in his game at the moment is that his 11 broken tackles are only the 21st-most in the league; with his vision and decisiveness, however, that really isn't an issue. In fact, Elliott's 383 yards after contact are the second-most in the NFL."

    The Cowboys and Eagles meet in Arlington this week on NBC 5's Sunday Night Football.

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