5 Cowboys who helped save Mike McCarthy's job in win vs Chargers

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1. Dak Prescott

It wasn't a gaudy statistical performance from Prescott, but he played outstanding given the circumstances. Not only did he overcome more suspect play-calling from Mike McCarthy, but his offensive line was exposed all night by the Chargers pass rush, which compiled four sacks.

Prescott's ability to navigate pressure was the most impressive part of his performance. Sure enough, it was No. 4 extending the play with his legs with a Tony Romo-esque Houdini act on 3rd and 11 in the fourth quarter that turned into a 60-yard completion to Tony Pollard after the RB broke a tackle in the open field.

Prescott is the single biggest reason Dallas won this game. He finished 21-of-30 for 272 yards and one touchdown, equating to a 109.3 passer rating He would've had a second touchdown if not for a Michael Gallup drop on an absolutely preposterous throw.

The two-time Pro Bowler was surgical on third down and we can't recall a single reckless throw from his 30 dropbacks. The folks who claim Prescott can't put a team on his back don't have a leg to stand on after this performance.

He was awesome in spite of his coach, no running game and WR2 working against him.

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