5. Dak’s Impressive Rush
In 2021, Prescott returned to the field after a gruesome ankle injury sustained in 2020. Because of that, he wasn’t able to be as mobile of a quarterback as he was in his first few years with Dallas.
During this past offseason, head coach Mike McCarthy was very clear that they were being safe with Prescott but wanted him to be able to use his legs this year. He did that this week.
On yet another third-down play, all the QB1 needed was one yard to continue the play. Instead, with the help of his offensive line, the 29-year-old was able to run it up the gun for a massive gain.
There are a couple of impressive things about this play. For starters, the 25-yard gain was the third-longest of Prescott’s career and his longest since going 42 yards against the Commanders in September of 2019.
Additionally, the QB actually got hurt on the play. The Bears defender who tackled him stepped on Prescott’s non-throwing hand (thankfully) while he was tumbling out of bounds. That caused Prescott’s left hand to bleed, but he went to the sideline, bandaged it up, and pretended like nothing happened. For a quarterback, this guy’s hands have really been taking a beating lately.
Lastly, this marked one of the seven third-down conversions that the 29-year-old executed himself. The other two conversions were from Pollard.