It’s hard to put into words the level of confidence Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is currently playing with. All told, you’d be oozing moxie too if you were playing arguably the best ball of your career and ascending up the MVP leaderboard.
That confidence and swagger was on display all game and might have culminated when he flexed on Seahawks cornerback Tariq Woolen after a punishing red zone scramble. Moments later, Prescott fired a touchdown to Jake Ferguson and subsequent two-point conversion to Brandin Cooks to put the Cowboys up for good, 38-30.
Where Prescott's swagger and leadership really culminated, though, was after the go-ahead score. Upon returning to the Cowboys sideline, Prescott laid into Dallas' underperforming defense. The QB uttered several profanities to motivate Micah Parsons and the defense to put the game on ice with one last stop.
Incredibly, it was Parsons who iced the game with a devastating pressure on fourth down that Seahawks QB Geno Smith spiked into the ground.
Prescott's quote went viral after the win and a stunned Parsons did his best to describe No. 4 tapping into his wild side to motivate his teammates.
Blushing Micah Parsons reacts to Dak Prescott's NSFW message to Cowboys defense on TNF
"Turn the eff up. Y’all get a motherf——’ stop now! It’s y’all’s turn!" Parsons recalled Dak saying on the sidelines, via The Athletic's Jon Machota.
“Damn, that s— made me blush a little bit. That’s my quarterback right there. That’s always exciting, that energy he brings, that fire. He’s at a different pace. This is the type of quarterback that’s going to win us the Super Bowl."
It's not often Parsons is rendered speechless. It's clear Prescott's message translated to the two-time All-Pro and it's poetic that it was Parsons who clinched the win. In fitting Dak fashion, he showed Parsons love during his interview on Amazon Prime's postgame show.
You can always count on Micah, just like you can always count on Dak to carry the leadership torch better than most QBs.
It's no surprise that Prescott stepped up as a leader when his team needed it most, but Parsons' reaction suggests Dak unleashed a side of him Parsons had never seen before. The father-to-be realized what was at stake -- a loss would have soiled any chance Dallas had of catching the Eagles in the NFC East -- and he seemingly couldn't stand the thought of the defense blowing an MVP-caliber performance.
What better way to pick up your struggling defense than to challenge them after the offense bailed them out all game long and came through with the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter? Textbook from Prescott.
This version of Dak better be here to say.