Dak Prescott chosen as offensive rookie of the month

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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.

31 responses to “Dak Prescott chosen as offensive rookie of the month

  1. Say what you want about the O-line and Elliot making his life easy but the kid’s accuracy and decision making have been extremely impressive. And that’s coming from a Giants guy.

  2. Congratulations to Dak! He earned it. Way too much attention is paid to what teams do in the first round. It’s the middle rounds where championship teams are built.

  3. If he doesn’t get MVP this year then it’s a shame. Many want to point to offensive line as the “MVP” but that same offensive line was there last year and the Cowboys won 4 games. The Cowboys still produced a 1K yard rusher last year as well.

    What’s truly different versus last year, the addition of a QB who can flat out play. He’s the real MVP.

  4. The kid is looking like a stud QB, so far. Hope he doesn’t pull an RG3 and let it go to his head that he crashes and burns next year.

  5. the only question left is who gets the offensive rookie of the yr award…….DAKOTA or EZEKIEL????/

  6. Just a little perspective…..

    Behind that line….with those skill receivers …… That tight end….and ZEKE

    Any QB on the Browns would be dominant

  7. eazeback says:
    Dec 1, 2016 10:34 AM

    the only question left is who gets the offensive rookie of the yr award…….DAKOTA or EZEKIEL????/

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    whomever down voted this comment is a hater

  8. The Cowboys have beaten cupcakes thus far. The only quality win was maybe against the Ravens who we all know have an anaemic offense. This team looks very much like last year’s Panthers. They looked dominant against inferior competition but got exposed in the SB when they finally played a good team. If the Cowboys make it to the SB, my New England Patriots will expose them.

  9. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Dec 1, 2016 10:55 AM
    The Cowboys have beaten cupcakes thus far. The only quality win was maybe against the Ravens who we all know have an anaemic offense. This team looks very much like last year’s Panthers. They looked dominant against inferior competition but got exposed in the SB when they finally played a good team. If the Cowboys make it to the SB, my New England Patriots will expose them.

    No if the pats make it the boys will expose them….as the pats have beaten only cupcakes….there I fixed it for u

  10. kwjsb says:
    Dec 1, 2016 10:42 AM

    Just a little perspective…..

    Behind that line….with those skill receivers …… That tight end….and ZEKE

    Any QB on the Browns would be dominant
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    Because last year with that line….with those skill receivers …… That tight end….and a 1000 yard RB

    with Brandon Weeden Matt Cassel and Kellen Moore the Cowboys went 4-12. Who needs Dak, right?

  11. txmidnite says:
    Dec 1, 2016 11:31 AM

    kwjsb says:
    Dec 1, 2016 10:42 AM

    Just a little perspective…..

    Behind that line….with those skill receivers …… That tight end….and ZEKE

    Any QB on the Browns would be dominant
    ………………………………………………………………

    Because last year with that line….with those skill receivers …… That tight end….and a 1000 yard RB

    with Brandon Weeden Matt Cassel and Kellen Moore the Cowboys went 4-12. Who needs Dak, right?

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    2015
    1) Dez played only 8.5 game
    2) Collins only played 11 Games
    3) No ZEKE
    4) No Leary

    Nice try.

  12. There are a lot of scouts and GMs and such that missed so badly on Dak Prescott, and they’re hoping like heck that he fails. They will have some explaining to do the next time they see their owners. In the mean time, many are putting out garbage talking points about Zeke Elliott and the O-Line, trying to cover their butts. Just watch the kid play. Sure the O-Line is good. Elliott is a stud too. So discount all the stuff he does when he has time to throw, and only focus on the stuff he does when he’s under pressure and in clutch situations. He’s gets even better.

  13. If it’s an article about Dak being great, trolls say it’s because of Elliott, if it’s an article about elliott being great, then it’s because of the offensive line. And if it’s an article about the o-line, it’s because Jerry and Co. are lucky rather than good. Always looking for the next excuse….

  14. that’d be cool if they could have co-rookie of the year honors for Dak and Zeke.

    Could luck tonight, it’ll be their first real test so far. Zeke though could have a huge game.

    oh, and Drew Pearson still pushed off!

  15. For those saying that the o-line is behind Daks’ success, they obviously didn’t see him play in the preseason when he was blowing up defenses with the second string o-line.

  16. gauchosporlife says:

    For those saying that the o-line is behind Daks’ success, they obviously didn’t see him play in the preseason when he was blowing up defenses with the second string o-line.
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    And they obviously didn’t see the Cowboys play last season with the same line.

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