Dallas Cowboys: Three Thoughts before the Divisional Round begins
By Carl Daley
Thought #3 – Dak Prescott’s History With The Packers
Cowboys rookie sensation, Dak Prescott has been an incredible player for the franchise this season. In fact if you compare Prescott and Rodgers numbers they are not really that different and both have slight edges over the other in different categories. The Cowboys first round bye effects the numbers slightly but it is still fairly close.
The biggest discrepancy comes in passing touchdowns however we all know that the Cowboys score in multiple ways. The number one rushing attack in the NFL will most likely not have the quarterback with the most touchdowns, but if you combine Dak’s rushing scores with those he acquired in the passing game he ends up with 29 touchdowns to Rodger’s 40.
Prescott also has three less interceptions that the Green Bay legend and is edging him out in overall quarterback rating by .7 (Rodgers 104.2/Prescott 104.9). The Cowboys quarterback actually had one of his better games of the season against the Packers in 2016.
The rookie recorded 18 completions on 27 passing attempts, averaged a 66.7 completion percentage, 247 passing yards in which he averaged 9.1 yards per throw, three passing touchdowns and one interception.
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He averaged a quarterback rating of 117.4 and found effective ways to move the ball down field all day long. Dak has been through a ton of different experiences this season and considering how familiar he is with the Packers this should prove to be a good test for his first playoff contest.