Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott displays an impressive outing in his first game back in 11 months. Everybody associated with the Cowboys organization believed Prescott would be game-ready by the season opener. However, the concern for Prescott’s health grew as the preseason continued.
Although, the Cowboys lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-29 on a Ryan Succop game-winning field goal led by Tom Brady and company. Thursday night, Prescott proved he was not only capable of competing with future Hall of Famer, Tom Brady but that he’s also in perfectly good health. He put on a jaw-dropping performance for the masses which will force teams around the league to respect that Cowboys’ offense going forward.
Taking into consideration, this was Prescott’s first game in 11 months coming off a dislocation and fracture of his right ankle. Not to mention, the strained latissimus muscle in his right shoulder limited him in training camp. The astonishing and surprising display by Prescott opened many eyes.
“I mean, this is who he is,” McCarthy said. “I mean, I never thought he couldn’t have this kind of night. You’ve got to remember, he’s 24-7 football. He puts a tremendous amount of effort into this.”
Dak Prescott’s night to remember
Prescott delivered a 31-yard bomb down the field to CeeDee Lamb which put the Cowboys in position for a Greg Zuerlein 48-yard field goal late in the game. The Cowboys gave the ball back to Brady with 1:24 left to play with one timeout. Unfortunately, Brady answered Prescott’s greatness with the greatness of his own.
Prescott finished with 403 yards, 42 completions, and 58 passing attempts, and three touchdowns with one interception. This was his eighth game of throwing at least 400 yards. He has thrown for 400 yards four times in his last six starts.
“I don’t feel like I say things just to say them, so that’s just a credit to all the work I put in,” Prescott said. “I think when you invest that much work in rehab and prehab and just everything that has gone into the last 11 months for me to get on the field, I mean, I’m not surprised about the way that I went out there and fought. Ran the ball a couple of times and did all the things that I’d normally do 11 months ago. No, I feel like I’m a better player than I was when I left the field [last year] and I told y’all that was the expectations I had for myself, and I’ll continue to try to get better game in and game out.”