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Dak Prescott is not the biggest story in Dallas entering this season, a strange phenomenon for a Cowboys quarterback to grow accustomed to.

Even as Prescott authored what was unquestionably the greatest statistical season by a rookie quarterback in NFL history, his injured backup stayed in the spotlight. When Prescott narrowly won Offensive Rookie of the Year over teammate Ezekiel Elliott, the universal response was surprise. Prescott is that rare star player overshadowed by his own offensive line. Try to find a superlative statement about Dak without a qualifier explaining the support around him. When I mention Prescott’s limitless ceiling on sports talk radio, some variation of the same joke comes back: “Yeah, but I think you or I could complete a few passes behind that line.”

This season, Prescott can end that disrespectful wholesale nfl authentic jerseys nonsense for good. The Cowboys will ask him to do more, and he’s shown every indication he can handle the extra responsibility. Even a modest second-year leap in his development could elevate him to the ranks of the game’s great players, a development no one, least of all the Cowboys, saw coming at this time last year. (Jerry Jones famously regretted not trading up for Paxton Lynch and also tried to nab Connor Cook.) Prescott is the young quarterback most likely to crack into the Brady-Rodgers hegemony at the position, yet he’s seemingly hiding in plain sight, without top billing even in his own town. He can change that starting Sunday night against the rival Giants.

This is the Quarterback Index. Every week, I’ll rank each signal caller’s play on this season alone. Since there are no games to evaluate yet, this week’s rankings are based on one, simple question: Who would you want as your QB for the 2017 season?

These are your two options for the 2010s All-Decade Team, both coming off perhaps their most brilliant stretches of their respective careers late last season. Everything points to them staying on top again.

Rodgers has stuck around long enough in Green Bay to see multiple cycles of general manager Ted Thompson’s offensive team-building. There were the early attacks constructed around pass catchers Greg Jennings, Donald Driver and Jermichael Finley. Next came Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Eddie Lacy, although they were rarely all healthy at the same time. Now Rodgers is protected by an excellent offensive line, with wideout Davante Adams having emerged and tight end Martellus Bennett added to the mix. This cycle could be tough to keep together for long, but this offense is well set up to peak now.

Brady similarly has more talent around him than in any season since 2007, even after Julian Edelman’s season-ending injury. New England’s deep backfield and multiple-TE sets will provide an endless stream of formation and matchup advantages. It feels wrong to rank Brady anything less than No. 1 after his latest title, but Rodgers’ age (33) and unsurpassed ability to make any throw gives him a slight edge for this forward-looking exercise.

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Dak Prescott was incredible in 2016. And as a result, an incredibly high bar is set for the Dallas Cowboys quarterback. Good luck clearing it.

Prescott was a revelation last season, and the hype isn’t going to slow down anytime soon. The NFL Network does its “Top 100 Players” countdown every offseason, and it’s a flawed list in many ways. So it shouldn’t be taken too seriously. Still, seeing Prescott at No. 14 was a bit of a shock.

Fourteenth?! I like Prescott, but wow. He was not ranked 14th among quarterbacks, but 14th among all NFL players. The two players behind Prescott on the list were Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. He was 10 spots ahead of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. He was 30 spots ahead of 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton (and the list isn’t based on just 2016 production, since J.J. Watt made the list playing in three games and Rob Gronkowski ranked No. 23 playing in eight games). The Prescott excitement is getting a little out of control.

Prescott had a fine season, and it was a wonderful story for a fourth-round pick, but it’s hard to think he’d have ranked No. 14 playing on the Philadelphia Eagles or Los Angeles Rams last year. The Cowboys were set up perfectly for a rookie quarterback to have success. He played behind perhaps the best offensive line in decades, and maybe ever. Ezekiel Elliott was far more valuable than Prescott (but Prescott won Offensive Rookie of the Year because he’s a quarterback). Dez Bryant was already in place as a No. 1 receiver. The Cowboys’ offense was not built around Prescott. It’s a run-first attack. Prescott did remarkably well in his role. When he had to do more, after the Cowboys fell behind to the Green Bay Packers in a wild-card playoff game, he was great with 302 yards and three touchdowns. Prescott was great as a rookie and has a nice future ahead.

But please find me the NFL talent evaluator who would list Prescott as the 14th best player in all of football.

The list itself isn’t worth getting worked up about, because it generally has many odd choices like this. It just shows that Prescott is being put in an impossible spot. Everything went right for Prescott last season. We shouldn’t assume he’s going to be even better in 2017 after a nearly perfect rookie season. It doesn’t often work that way. But yet, he’s showing up on a list everyone notes, picked by NFL players, as the 14th best player in the league.

Prescott could be very good again in his second season and it might be considered a disappointment, based on how his reputation is rapidly growing. He has done some special things already, but his biggest challenge might be staying ahead of the growing hype.