Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys demonstrated what a franchise quarterback is capable of in a game where fans were skeptical if he would even start.
Prescott eclipsed Tony Romo’s record for most touchdown passes in a season by a Dallas Cowboy with 37 with 14 minutes and 33 seconds left in the fourth quarter. For the 2007 season, Romo threw 36 touchdown passes. It’s worth mentioning that Prescott missed Week 8 of the season, thus despite this year’s 18-week schedule, he had the same number of games as Romo to accomplish this milestone.
Dak Prescott Returns With A Bang
Cowboys and NFL fans alike are well aware that Dak Prescott struggled for most of the season. Only a few weeks ago, his General Manager stated that he was in a rut. This season, Prescott has eight games with two touchdowns or less. When it came to the offensive slump, many fans, experts, and media members blamed Prescott. But the Quarterback made history the same year he returned from a terrible ankle injury.
After the drive, Dak Prescott was done for the night. He was replaced by backup, Cooper Rush, for the rest of the way. Prescott completed 21-of-27 for 295 yards and five touchdowns.
Dallas’ Ezekiel Elliott topped all rushers with 87 yards on 18 attempts, giving him his first 1,000-yard season since 2019. Wilson had 119 yards on five grabs, while Amari Cooper had 79 yards on five catches. Dallas’ Ito Smith and JaQuan Hardy also scored in the fourth quarter, propelling the Mavericks to a 25-point victory.
The Cowboys have now won four of their past five games, with their lone setback coming last week against the Arizona Cardinals. Depending on how the game goes on Sunday, Dallas may win the second, third, or fourth seed in the NFC playoffs. The Eagles are fixed in the sixth or seventh spot.