By: Edward Egros

Can a Quarterback Have a Hot Hand?

Dak Prescott vs Browns
When Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo left a preseason game with a back injury, many believed it would only be a matter of time before he returned. Instead, rookie Dak Prescott has led this team to an 8-1 record, currently the best in the NFL. Now it looks like, for at least the rest of this season, the Cowboys are sticking with Prescott. One argument is he has the "hot hand".

But does the "hot hand" actually exist for an NFL quarterback? Is it a statistically significant phenomenon the Cowboys must adhere to, if they are going to compete for a Super Bowl? Alan Reifman is a professor at Texas Tech University and wrote about this phenomenon:
Hot Hand: The Statistics Behind Sports' Greatest Streaks. You can follow him on Twitter @AlanReifman.

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