Not many quarterbacks in the NFL are better at bouncing back from a rough game than Dallas Cowboys starter Dak Prescott. The Week 5 loss in San Francisco was arguably the worst game of Prescott's career.
Facing a must-win game vs the Chargers on Monday night, Prescott turned in his best performance of the season. Betrayed by his coaching staff and WR2 (Michael Gallup) the Cowboys don't sniff a win if Prescott didn't outplay Justin Herbert.
The 49ers loss was likely plenty motivation for Prescott, but Jets head coach Robert Saleh provided bulletin board material for No. 4 on Sunday.
In praising the Jets defense after their shocking upset of the Eagles, Saleh proclaimed his D has "embarrassed" every QB they've faced.
You sure about that, Saleh?
Robert Saleh slighted Cowboys' Dak Prescott before the QB owned the Chargers.
In fairness to Saleh, the Jets have made multiple high-level quarterbacks look ordinary this season, including Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes and most recently, Jalen Hurts. The Eagles QB threw three interceptions Sunday, the third of which came with Philly milking the clock late in the fourth quarter and allowed New York to score the game-winning touchdown.
We'd never knock a coach for hyping up their defense after a big win, but the actual "embarrassing" part of this is Saleh lumping Prescott into this grouping.
The Cowboys hung 30 points on the Jets in Week 2 and Prescott had a QBR of 87 and passer rating of 112 while completing 81 percent of his passes (31of-38). He threw for 255 yards and two touchdowns and didn't turn the ball over.
That's funny because Allen, Mahomes and Hurts threw a combined 8 (!) interceptions against the Jets. Hurts posted a lowly 59.5 QBR with the Jets down their top two cornerbacks, while Allen posted a 62.7 QBR and Mahomes logged a 63.6 QBR.
Just look at these stats.
In poetic fashion, Prescott accounted for nearly 85% of the Cowboys total offense in Monday's victory against the Chargers. His 40 rushing yards led the team, he scored both of Dallas' touchdowns, averaged 9.1 yards per pass and didn't commit a single turnover.
Per Pro Football Focus, Dak's 90.7 passing grade was the highest mark of any quarterback from Week 6. He was also 7-of-9 for 105 yards when pressured and an absurd 7-of-11 for 114 yards on throws 10 or more yards downfield.
All after getting slighted by Saleh. What a great weekend for Dak and the Cowboys.