All the talk of a sophomore slump likely got washed away following second-year quarterback Dak Prescott’s preseason debut Saturday night. Prescott went 7 for 8, throwing for 106 yards and a touchdown during his two series against the Colts.
The Cowboys offense open the game in no huddle and Prescott orchestrated it like the second coming of Peyton Manning. In Dallas’ opening drive, the team never even had a third down. It took Prescott seven plays to march down the field 95-yards against the Indy defense and score.
The drive culminated with a 32-yard back shoulder throw to Dez Bryant, who came back for the ball and twisted through two defenders to hit pay dirt.
On the Cowboys’ second drive, Prescott found Cole Beasley twice for two first downs. Dallas was driving to score again until running back Darren McFadden fumbled the ball away on the Colts’ own 12-yard line. The turnover ended the series and many of the starters went to the bench.
But the point was made. With Dak Prescott under center, and no Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield, the Cowboys offense didn’t miss a beat.