Dak Prescott is on a remarkable trajectory this season and it continued Thursday night as he orchestrated a fourth quarter comeback against the Seahawks to bring the Dallas Cowboys to 9-3 on the season.
With the win, the Cowboys remain within striking distance of the Eagles for the division crown and potentially the No. 1 seed. It doesn't happen without Prescott, who delivered what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown to tight end Jake Ferguson with 4:37 left in the fourth quarter.
Prescott and Ferguson (and CeeDee Lamb, in fairness) were the story of the second half for the Cowboys. To say Prescott is oozing confidence right now would be an understatement.
With Dallas trailing 35-30 and knocking on the door deep in Seattle territory, Prescott popped up from a long scramble on first down and flexed on Seahawks cornerback Tariq Woolen, who made a lame-duck effort to tackle the 238-pound quarterback.
On the very next play -- after a Cowboys delay of game -- Prescott connected with Ferguson for the game-deciding touchdown.
Cowboys' Dak Prescott, Jake Ferguson flexed on Seahawks before game-winning touchdown on TNF
The shoulder shrug leading into the flex was ruthless from No. 4 and what makes it all the more legendary is that he did it while trailing by five points late in the fourth quarter of a season-altering game. Dak knew the Seahawks defense had no answers for him and he let him know it. He called his shot. Legendary.
Perhaps Prescott channeled his flex energy from Ferguson.
Late in the third quarter, Ferguson picked up a big first down in the red zone and took a monster hit from Quandre Diggs. Ferguson popped up and signaled for the first down while pointing in Diggs' face and walking the safety back a few yards. That prompted Jamal Adams to get in Ferguson's face. Not one to back down from a little chirping, Ferguson got face-to-face with Adams.
The fact Ferguson was unfazed by Diggs' borderline dirty hit and subsequent shove was awesome. He didn't allow Diggs or Adams to get under his skin and fittingly was on the receiving end of the game-winning touchdown.
Cowboys fans have long wanted more "dogs" on the roster. Prescott is obviously one of them and Ferguson morphed into one before our very eyes on Thursday. The attitude and competitive fire both players showed when the Seahawks tried to bully them was poetic and undoubtedly inspired Dallas' fourth quarter comeback.
Dak and Ferg are already a formidable duo and they haven't even played two full seasons together. The NFL better take notice.