Dak Prescott, Quarterback
Stats: 20 of 30, 332 yards, three touchdowns
A sophomore slump. That’s what most of the media talked about when it came to predicting Dak Prescott’s second season in Dallas. Why? Because how could Prescott possibly perform better than he did as a rookie?
The fourth round selection out of Mississippi State shocked the sporting world last season, arguably turning in the greatest rookie season by a quarterback in NFL history. Prescott threw for 3,667 yards, 23 touchdowns, four interceptions while completing 67.8% of his passes. He also ran for 282 yards and six more scores.
And Prescott did it all under the bright lights and scrutiny that comes with being under center for America’s Team. How could it get any better?
Well, on Sunday, Prescott showed that it can. Despite some key dropped passes by his entire wide receiver corps, Dak remained resilient. And it paid off in the fourth quarter.
By the end of the day, Prescott had racked up his first 300-yard passing game of the season, and only the third of his young career. And although many of the Cowboys chunk plays came off of shorter passes, Dak was able to complete them under massive pressure by a talented Giants’ defensive line.