The Cowboys had the offensive rookie of the month in October when the league recognized running back Ezekiel Elliott’s efforts, but the team had another viable contender for the honors in quarterback Dak Prescott.
Prescott has now joined Elliott as a monthly award winner. The NFL announced on Thursday that Prescott has been named November’s top offensive rookie, which makes him the first Cowboys quarterback so honored.
The Cowboys ran their winning streak to 10 straight games over the course of the month and Prescott played well in all four of the team’s games. He threw for over 300 yards in a game for the first time in Week 10 in a 35-30 win over the Steelers and threw three touchdown passes in a game twice.
Prescott was 87-of-119 for 1,062 yards, nine touchdowns and no interceptions in the four games. He also ran for a touchdown in the team’s Thanksgiving win over the Redskins, giving him five on the year to go with his 18 touchdown passes.
It’s been a remarkable season for a fourth-round pick who was slated for the No. 3 job before injuries to Tony Romo and Kellen Moore thrust him into the starting lineup. The Cowboys’ 10-1 record and Prescott’s stat line speak to how well he’s handled a rapid ascension that could put him in the MVP conversation if December unfolds the same way as the first three months of the regular season.