Cowboys vs Commanders bold predictions: DaRon Bland makes history on Thanksgiving

It's a short week as the Dallas Cowboys host the Washington Commanders on Thanksgiving Day. Here are 3 bold predictions for the Week 12 showdown.
Nov 19, 2023; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback DaRon Bland (26) celebrates
Nov 19, 2023; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback DaRon Bland (26) celebrates / Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Dak Prescott throws 3 TDs, no picks

It’s hilarious how much the media likes to pick on Dak Prescott whenever he makes a mistake. Despite the fact that he has just 71 interceptions and 185 touchdown passes, the narrative continues to insist he throws picks at an extremely high rate. Of course, that comes with the territory since his predecessor, Tony Romo, had a similar narrative surrounding him.

An undrafted free agent, Romo went on to throw for 34,183 yards which is the franchise record for one of the most visible teams in all of sports. He also had a 248-to-117 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Despite this, he’s often referred to as interception-prone and an under-achiever by outsiders.

Prescott knows this is the life of a Dallas quarterback but he also enjoys the challenge of proving the critics wrong. This year, his focus has been on protecting the ball since he led the league with 15 picks last year (which was a surprisingly low total to lead the league). Through 10 games, he’s been doing a great job with just six interceptions and 19 touchdowns. He’s also completing a personal best 70.1 percent of his attempts.

This week, look for Prescott to once again exceed outside expectations. With all eyes on him during the Thanksgiving Holidays, this final bold prediction is that he will throw three more touchdowns and go another game without a turnover. That should be enough to lead his team to a win but it will never be enough to change the false narrative that surrounds him.

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