Dallas Cowboys: It’s Dak Prescott’s world, and we just live in it
Dak Prescott is mega. Of course, this isn’t news to just any Dallas Cowboys fan. And yet, the quarterback continues to impress and do wonders, even on his scale. Surely, the 28-year-old would see some sort of setback six games into 2021.
Right? Nope. About the only thing to betray Prescott back at Gillette Stadium was his calf and, perhaps, the sanity of the referees. Let’s be real here: Prescott did more than just defeat the New England Patriots, on their turf no less.
He defeated the stadium, the fans, and the men in black and white stripes. Heck, Prescott is playing so well that he was able to overcome his head coach who dialed up a variety of head-scratchers. On that note, he even outdueled the other head coach, Bill Belichick, who many consider the greatest mastermind of all minds. Talk about sanity!
Dallas Cowboys: True Detective
The real topic here is no other than the quarterback of America’s Team. This is truly his year. It’s his world now, and we are all just able witnesses. And yes, I know folks, we still have a long season ahead of us! I get it. The calendar hasn’t even flipped to November yet and I want to anoint this guy next to the MVP symbol. The nerve here, let me tell you!
Let’s dial back the date before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game. I don’t know about you, but wasn’t the quarterback suppose to be sidelined with a shoulder strain? The Cowboys even had the quarterback on a pitch count, which we all witnessed during Hard Knocks on HBO.
And yet, the quarterback opened the NFL with 403 passing yards, going 42 of 58, with three touchdowns to one interception. He lost to Tom Brady by two points, a quarterback many consider the greatest to ever suit up.
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Well, so much for any apparent rust from the gruesome 2020 leg injury. I mean, where was the drop-off? Wasn’t Dak Prescott suppose to take one step back to gain two steps forward Somehow, someway, the fourth-rounder defeated rationality and created his universe of rules. Dak didn’t go back to the past. He really is the mantra of “Dak to the Future.”
In 2020, Prescott finished the year 2-3 as a starter. The Dallas defense resembled vomit. Prescott was the bright light who propelled the Cowboys’ name into football relevance. At the time, many considered him a true MVP candidate.
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Dak Prescott’s stats for 2020 in five games? He completed 151 passes on 222 attempts, 1,856 passing yards, nine touchdowns, and four interceptions. He earned a quarterback rating of 99.6, completing 68 percent of his throws. Additionally, he ran 18 times for 93 yards and three scores.
Dak Prescott’s stats for 2021 in six games? He completed 158 passes on 216 attempts, 1,813 passing yards, 16 touchdowns, and four interceptions. He earned a quarterback rating of 115.0, completing 73.1 percent of his throws.
Sometimes, you just have to sit back and shake your head. How can one player get hurt so badly one year only to come back the next a better version of his human self? Dak Prescott has blurred the lines of reality and fantasy. He has the magic. There’s no denying his great wonder. Again, this is his world. We’re just lucky enough to witness. Enjoy the scenery.