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Cowboys' Dak Prescott, Vikings' Kirk Cousins Have $1M Incentive for Super Bowl Win

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 15, 2023

LANDOVER, MARYLAND - JANUARY 08: Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys looks to pass the ball during the second half of the game against the Washington Commanders at FedExField on January 08, 2023 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Jess Rapfogel/Getty Images)
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Dak Prescott and Kirk Cousins both have a million reasons to want to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.

ESPN's Adam Schefter noted both Prescott and Cousins enter this postseason with the chance to earn a $1 million bonus if their respective teams win the Super Bowl.

Cousins is 1-2 as a playoff starter coming into Sunday's game against the New York Giants in Minnesota. His lone career playoff win came in the 2019 Wild Card Round against the New Orleans Saints.

Prescott owns a 1-3 mark in his playoff career and hasn't won since his second postseason start in 2019 against the Seattle Seahawks. The Dallas Cowboys starter has since lost two straight one-possession games, including a home upset last season to the San Francisco 49ers.

Neither the Cowboys nor the Vikings are considered particularly strong contenders by oddsmakers. DraftKings Sportsbook currently has the Cowboys listed at 12-1 odds to win the Super Bowl, while the Vikings come in all the way at 35-1.

Historically, being a No. 1 or No. 2 seed has been a massive advantage in the playoffs. Top seeds have overwhelmingly been the most likely to win a Super Bowl, and historically No. 2 seeds were also at an advantage because they received first-round byes. Playoff expansion to a seventh team in each conference eliminated those byes for the No. 2 seeds.

Dallas enters the playoffs as a No. 5 seed in the NFC, while Minnesota is the No. 3 seed in the conference.