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Still no interceptions for Dak Prescott, Carson Wentz

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) celebrates his touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) AP

Only two NFL quarterbacks have thrown at least 100 passes this season without an interception: Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz.

That it’s two rookies — the Cowboys’ fourth-round pick and the Eagles’ first-round pick — leading the way at avoiding picks this season is a rather remarkable achievement, although when it was pointed out to Prescott this week, he acknowledged that there’s plenty of luck involved as well.

Good fortune,” Prescott said. “There was one dropped on the third [pass] of the game, so good fortune.”

Prescott leads the league with 131 passes without an interception, the best ever for a rookie to start his career. Wentz is next with 102 passes without an interception.

The NFL’s all-time record holder in the category is Tom Brady, who threw 162 passes (three in his rookie year and 159 in his second year) before his first interception. That’s a record Prescott could break as soon as Sunday against the Bengals — and a record Prescott may not hold for long, as Wentz could pass him in a couple weeks.

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27 Responses to “Still no interceptions for Dak Prescott, Carson Wentz”
  1. truthfactory says: Oct 6, 2016 9:34 AM

    Wow, Carson Went STILL hasn’t thrown an interception?? Even through his BYE last week?? That’s impressive!!

    Seriously… They look like some good young poised QB’s and both teams should be glad they have them.

  2. factschecker says: Oct 6, 2016 9:39 AM

    Much more impressive back in 2001 before Polian and Fisher banned playing defense to help promote more scoring and fantasy football.

    Their plan worked like a charm. It brought in millions and millions of new fans. Mostly women and children/teens that played FF. But those new fans never really saw “real” football (70’s, 80’s and 90’s.) so they don’t fully understand just how much the NFL has changed.

  3. newmancave2016 says: Oct 6, 2016 9:40 AM

    Prescott is fool’s gold. He is relying far too much on raw physical skill. Wentz works harder, has better coaching, and is smarter. He also has all the same physical skills if not more.

  4. saints737 says: Oct 6, 2016 9:40 AM

    Add to the fact that Wentz is barely throwing the ball downfield. At least Dak is taking some shots which are riskier throws.

    Wentz and the eagles offense is as vanilla as they come but hey, they control the clock and win games

  5. diveleft says: Oct 6, 2016 9:42 AM

    Sam Bradford is a close third with 95 attempts without an interception.

  6. thisistheonlygame says: Oct 6, 2016 9:46 AM

    Change the pass limit to 95 and then add Sam Bradford.

  7. sidepull says: Oct 6, 2016 9:55 AM

    Rookies that will change.

  8. brendafortheboyz says: Oct 6, 2016 9:55 AM

    diveleft……Bradford is doing very well!!!!! However, he is hardly a rookie….

  9. chippys lost binky says: Oct 6, 2016 9:57 AM

    There’s a certain measure of good fortune involved and the progressive rule changes since ’06 that handcuff defenders make it hard to compare what Prescott & Wentz are doing to what players did prior to the patty cake era when DB’s could maul receivers. The fact remains that we are now 1o years into this era and they are the first to get this far, impressive to say the least.

    FWIW: I’m probably not the only one that read this and immediately wondered what the all time record for completions without an int is. I looked it up and it is 335.

  10. jag1959 says: Oct 6, 2016 10:01 AM

    diveleft says:
    Oct 6, 2016 9:42 AM
    Sam Bradford is a close third with 95 attempts without an interception.
    _______________

    The article concerns rookie QB streaks. Bradford is not a rookie, he is not quite a 3rd of the way to the mark he would be shooting for.

  11. abninf says: Oct 6, 2016 10:03 AM

    newmancave2016 says:

    Prescott is fool’s gold. He is relying far too much on raw physical skill.
    ================================

    Huh? He’s ran the ball only 9 times in four games. He’s a pocket passer.

  12. joetoronto says: Oct 6, 2016 10:08 AM

    Good luck to both of them but we have to remember that 4 weeks is a small sample.

  13. jmac1013 says: Oct 6, 2016 10:08 AM

    Keeping track of this is silly. It’s going to happpen.

    The best QBs ever to play the game have thrown plenty of interceptions.

    For me, it’s not the interception that is the problem. It’s the timing of when it happens: redzone, end of game, etc.

  14. northernwisc says: Oct 6, 2016 10:11 AM

    jag1959 says:
    Oct 6, 2016 10:01 AM
    diveleft says:
    Oct 6, 2016 9:42 AM
    Sam Bradford is a close third with 95 attempts without an interception.
    _______________

    The article concerns rookie QB streaks. Bradford is not a rookie, he is not quite a 3rd of the way to the mark he would be shooting for.

    ——————————————————————-

    The first sentence of the article says:

    Only two NFL quarterbacks have thrown at least 100 passes this season without an interception: Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz.

    This isn’t just about rookies…….

  15. doomsdaydefensetx says: Oct 6, 2016 10:14 AM

    All you older folks need to learn to accept change. It’s funny I picture you guys as the older folks playing bingo on weeknight complaining about these young kids and their phones lol. It’s a new age folks, in every aspect. Only thing we are doing the same as in the past is dying. Lol we still die too older folks. Let us live in our augmented reality lol

  16. usg1 says: Oct 6, 2016 10:15 AM

    There are actually Cowboys fans waiting for Romo to get back to start him. That either says a lot about those fans or about Prescott. I’ll let you decide.

  17. nyeagles10 says: Oct 6, 2016 10:16 AM

    saints737 says:
    Oct 6, 2016 9:40 AM

    Add to the fact that Wentz is barely throwing the ball downfield. At least Dak is taking some shots which are riskier throws.

    ——————————————————-
    That’s totally false, Wentz has thrown the deep ball plenty of times and should have atleast 2 50 yard bombs but our receivers aren’t so clutch with the hands. So barely throwing them is false my dude

  18. tonebones says: Oct 6, 2016 10:24 AM

    Remember when all the experts were saying this was a bad draft for QBs. We haven’t even see Goff and Paxton Lynch (hardly) yet, or Conner Cook who might end up being better than all of them. We always think we know, but we don’t. They’re already saying next year is going to weak for QBs too. Lol

  19. jaredc360 says: Oct 6, 2016 10:26 AM

    saints737 says:
    Oct 6, 2016 9:40 AM
    Add to the fact that Wentz is barely throwing the ball downfield. At least Dak is taking some shots which are riskier throws.

    Wentz and the eagles offense is as vanilla as they come but hey, they control the clock and win games

    _________________________________

    Um, what? Obv you don’t watch the games or even bother checking statistics before making a statement ABOUT those stats! Just am FYI. Comparing their first 3 starts…
    Medium/Deep throws: Wentz: 18/30 3TD Prescott: 20/35 0TD
    Just on Deep throws (20+yards); Wentz: 5/12 3TD Dak 1/8 0TD

    So ya, your comment is completely invalid and 100% false, nice creativity though!

  20. danceformemarionetteboy says: Oct 6, 2016 10:28 AM

    Look who they’ve played.

    You couldn’t hope for worse defenses if you were starting out with rookie QBs.

    Seriously.

    Horrid.

  21. athwartships says: Oct 6, 2016 10:33 AM

    Fun with statistics…there are 10 QBs who have technically had no interceptions. The two QBs you mentioned, while having more than 100 attempts, also have mediocre to not so impressive completion percentages respectively.

  22. medialovesthecowboys says: Oct 6, 2016 10:33 AM

    newmancave2016 says:

    Oct 6, 2016 9:40 AM

    Prescott is fool’s gold. He is relying far too much on raw physical skill. Wentz works harder, has better coaching, and is smarter. He also has all the same physical skills if not more.
    ———————————————————————–

    What exactly makes you say that?
    Because everything said about the kid for the last five years has been that he works hard. That’s all you hear from the Cowboys and from anyone connected with Mississippi State. For a QB, working hard doesn’t mean lifting weights and running sprints. It includes those things, but lets be honest. It means being studious it means putting in the time to perfect your game.

    That he has a couple rushing touchdowns is about the only reason why I think you’d come to that conclusion. Weak argument.

  23. bigugly2005 says: Oct 6, 2016 10:33 AM

    Tony who? Ala Drew Bledsoe’s decent….goodbye Mr. OHNO!

  24. cmtumd says: Oct 6, 2016 10:54 AM

    Not sure how anyone can hate on either one of these kids. Both are playing great ball and look like they’ll be playing in big games for years to come.

  25. Grulks says: Oct 6, 2016 12:13 PM

    People hate on them bc Dallas and Philly are both regarded as vile teams, or at least the fans are.

    I think its awesome to watch two teams in a division have such success with rookie QBs. While I don’t like Philly as a team (lifelong Dallas fan), I respect talent and quality when I see it.

    Wentz is very smart with the ball, and making great decisions.
    The play between Wentz and Dak is just making the existing rivalry that much more exciting.

  26. parasol monster says: Oct 6, 2016 2:15 PM

    “The play between Wentz and Dak is just making the existing rivalry that much more exciting.”

    This, definitely this.

    Like you said, I’m an Eagles fan and despise your Cowboys but am willing to admit that they’ve initially struck gold with Prescott.

    Each of these teams finding a potential franchise QB grates the opposing fans, but it’s going to very possibly make the next decade of football between the two clubs so much more competitive.

  27. darksidecowboy says: Oct 6, 2016 2:37 PM

    Not to mention both qb’s picked in the same year. Love that the rivalry will kind of get re-energized because both qb’s are doing well along with the teams.

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