The Cowboys fought until the last drive to win this game, although the Seahawks came close to ending the team’s now 14-straight home win streak.
Dak Prescott Continues To Play His Best
According to Inside Edge, Prescott has a 129.3 passer rating at home this season, second-best amongst qualified quarterbacks. This was on full display on Thursday as Prescott had 299 yards out of 29 completions, three touchdowns, and no interceptions.
Dak has continued at an elite level this season, even being named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for November. Prescott is playing what some call the best football he has played in his eight-year NFL career, and that includes Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
“He’s the best he’s ever been in general,” said Jones. Adding, “He’s the best he’s ever been all around. He’s really doing the things that are coordinated with what Mike [McCarthy] wants to do, and the team needs to do that to give us a whole football team. I feel he’s doing that.”
McCarthy has played with elite quarterbacks in his coaching career, including Aaron Rodgers.
When asked if this stretch of football compares to his time with Rodgers, McCarthy said he doesn’t like to make comparisons, but Prescott and the offense are playing in rhythm, and the quarterback is in command.
“We’re getting in and out of things seamlessly. We’re playing with a really good pace. And that’s how we want to play, we want to attack, and you can only do it with the championship-caliber quarterback, and Dak is that guy,” said McCarthy.
The Dallas HC also said Prescott’s connection with his teammates is evident, something the eight-year veteran has mentioned numerous times in the last few weeks.
What Does Prescott Give Credit to for His Success?
As for how Prescott reflects on this stretch of playing, he said he’s playing at his expectations. He says it all boils down to the preparation and work that he’s putting in that’s come to fruition.
But Dak quickly said he doesn’t work alone, giving credit to everyone around him.
“I put a lot into this game. I prepare my a** off. We got amazing coaches and players around here doing the exact same so I just really think that’s the expectations I have for myself, the standard we’ve created as an offense and how we’re comfortable in playing this game,” said Prescott.
But the Dallas QB knows the work doesn’t stop here as the Cowboys take on the Eagles in 10 days back at AT&T Stadium. Prescott said he knows the reality is that next week’s game might not be the last time the Cowboys see this strong Eagles team this season.
“We’re going to take it one game at a time, which means Philly here at home… When we come in Monday, understand that we’re back on Philly, and this is where the real football begins,” said Prescott.
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