Dak Prescott became the first Cowboys quarterback in 35 years to do this

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With his second-quarter score, Dak Prescott became the first Dallas Cowboys quarterback in 35 years to be on the receiving end of a touchdown.

It certainly takes a backseat to the injury he sustained during the game, but Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott continued to make history during Sunday’s 37-34 victory over the New York Giants.

With his second-quarter touchdown reception, Dak joined Danny White as the second quarterback in team history to catch a touchdown pass and marked the first time it happened in Dallas in 35 years.

While the Cowboys haven’t had much trouble scoring points this season, fans have been clamoring for offensive coordinator Kellen Moore to dig deep into his bag of tricks to help give the offensive a creative jolt. Well, trailing the division rival New York Giants 20-17 deep in the second quarter Moore was able to deliver.

With 23 seconds left in the first half of Sundays’ game, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott took the snap from the shotgun, handed off to running back Ezekiel Elliott, who then reversed it to wide receiver Cedrick Wilson. Wilson tossed it to Dak who was left open right by the pylon and was able to get in for an 11-yard score.


The last time this happened in Dallas was in week three of the 1985 season when quarterback Danny White caught a 12 yard score from running back James Jones in the third quarter against the Cleveland Browns. The Cowboys would go on to win that game 20-7 and advance to 2-1 on the season.

White’s score in 1985 wasn’t the first one of his career. He had actually caught a touchdown two seasons earlier in prime time during a Sunday night football game against the Los Angeles Raiders. That score was a 15-yard pass from Ron Springs to put the Cowboys on the board first.

Later on, in the third quarter, Prescott sustained a scary ankle injury that undoubtedly casts a dark cloud over an already disappointing season in Dallas. He was taken to the hospital and shortly after had successful surgery.

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Dak Prescott’s injury is the much larger story from Sunday’s game. However, his second-quarter touchdown catch was still an interesting and history-making footnote none the less.