Dak Prescott jokingly throws Mike McCarthy under the bus explaining 'here we go’ cadence

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Football is a team sport, but the Dallas Cowboys don't come from behind to beat the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night if not for Dak Prescott.

In a game where the Cowboys defense was historically bad, Prescott saved Dallas from a season-altering loss. With the win, Prescott and Dallas have a puncher's chance of flagging down the 10-1 Eagles in the NFC East.

Prescott's "Here we go" cadence was alive and well in primetime. On first watch, it seemed like he uttered it before every snap. The NFL's sideline microphones and boisterous nature in how Prescott shouts the cadence made it impossible to miss on Thursday night.

Aaron Rodgers was asked about it on the Pat McAfee show this week and couldn't help but praise Prescott's communication at the line of scrimmage and the way he's playing the position.

The cadence has taken the NFL world by storm -- in polarizing fashion because it's uttered by a Cowboys quarterback, obviously -- so you can understand why Tony Gonzalez of Amazon's postgame show asked Prescott of the cadence's origin and what it means.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott explained "here we go" cadence after TNF win

"Really just wanted to make sure we're all getting off on the same page," Prescott said of the cadence's purpose. "Use the cadence to our ability. The linemen wanted something a little something before [the snap] I guess. For me, it's to tell them, 'Hey, stop the communicating. Here we go.'"

When Ryan Fitzpatrick asked Prescott who implemented the cadence, the QB playfully threw head coach Mike McCarthy under the bus.

"It was the coaches early in the offseason. They're getting together and I'm like 'We're starting off like this? It's going to be a long offseason.'"

As per, a perfect answer from Prescott.

Prescott's been using the cadence all season long. It first debuted at training camp. The Athletic's Jon Machota reshared a clip of it's inception during Thursday's game and it gained traction in the Cowboys' Thanksgiving win against the Commanders. It left the entire nation confused and equally intrigued to know it's meaning.

Prescott didn't come up with a great explanation to Gonzalez but doing so would potentially give opponents an unnecessary advantage.

It's all about getting the entire offense on the same page before every play, like knowing when to stop communicating. It doesn't mean the same thing every time he says it, which is why Prescott is wearing it so close to the vest.

At this point, all that matters is the cadence has the offense in-sync and Dak is reaping the benefits. He threw for 299 yards and three more touchdowns (with zero turnovers), bringing his season-total to a league-leading 26 touchdowns.

With a matchup against the Eagles on Sunday Night Football up next, the country will hear a lot more of Prescott's polarizing cadence.

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