Dak Prescott now has led nine fourth-quarter comebacks

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Ezekiel Elliott called Dak Prescott a “grown-ass man” after the quarterback rallied the Cowboys for a wild-card victory over the Seahawks on Saturday night.

“I feel like I’m a grown-ass man just in general, playing like it or not,” Prescott said. “I’ll take the compliment. Obviously, it felt good. Everybody worked well together and when we can do that, it makes my job easier.”

Prescott has led the Cowboys to back-to-back fourth-quarter comebacks, with wins over the Giants in Week 17 and the Seahawks in the postseason. He has nine fourth-quarter comebacks and 15 game-winning drives in his three seasons. His predecessor, Tony Romo, had 25 fourth-quarter comebacks and 30 game-winning drives in his career.

The signature play of Prescott’s career came with 2:33 remaining when he ran for 16 yards to the Seattle 1 on third-and-14, cartwheeling through the air.

“That sums up Dak Prescott,” Cowboys guard Zack Martin said. “He’s going to do whatever it takes to help us win. Any time you see your quarterback throwing his body around like that to do whatever he can to help us win it’s inspiring.

“He’s a winner. I wouldn’t want anyone else being our quarterback.”

Since 1994, which is as far back as Pro Football Reference goes on this particular stat, Prescott leads the league in career passer rating when tied or trailing by eight points or fewer in the fourth quarter or overtime.

He has a 109.7 passer rating in that situation, leading all quarterbacks who have at least 100 attempts when tied or trailing by one score in the fourth quarter or overtime. In fact, no other quarterback has a passer rating above 100 with Andrew Luck (97.7), Romo (95.4), Russell Wilson (93.8), Ben Roethlisberger (93.3) and Drew Brees (92.4) trailing.

26 responses to “Dak Prescott now has led nine fourth-quarter comebacks

  1. The Clutch factor. It’s a good time to be at your best is when the game is on the line, some people are the complete opposite and fold when the pressure is on. Prescott might have to bring them back against a tough Rams this week.

  2. Prescott has the ability to forget a bad play, series or game. He embraces the challenge to be the best he can be and doesn’t get consumed by failure..

    The traits that all the greats possess.

  3. 15 game winning drives and 9 4th quarter comebacks, thus far in 50 games (2 playoff), is astounding. Not to mention he is 31-17 as a starter. 4th round steal for sure.

  4. I think everyone needs to cool down a little on the Prescott being great ideas. Playing above a 4th rd yes, especially with Zeke on the field. Without Zeke last yr they 1 or 2 games against .500 teams with Prescott leading the team. What will beni teresting is paying Cooper, Zeke, Prescott, Lawrence, and Jaylon Smith. Make a run now because once the huge salaries come due everything changes.

  5. Most misleading stat in sports. You can start the 4th quarter down a point with the ball on the 1-yard line, hand it off to the RB for a 1-yard TD, and that counts as a 4th quarter comeback.

  6. I’m a huge cowboy fan and don’t think dak is the answer. His accuracy is horrible and is too turnover prone. He can not throw the deep ball like Tony could.. he deserve a $17-$19milllion contract but nothing near what the top quarterbacks are getting.

  7. “I think everyone needs to cool down a little on the Prescott being great ideas. Playing above a 4th rd yes, especially with Zeke on the field. Without Zeke last yr they 1 or 2 games against .500 teams with Prescott leading the team. What will beni teresting is paying Cooper, Zeke, Prescott, Lawrence, and Jaylon Smith. Make a run now because once the huge salaries come due everything changes.”

    Cowboys will have plenty of cap room to sign their own free agents (60+ million dollars) in 2019. Plus, McClay, Garrett and the Jones clan have been drafting significant talent over the past 6 years. The system is in place, the wins and titles will come and soon.

  8. Dak da Gamer. I’f the defense keeps the Boys close near the end of the game that is when Dak is at his best! Don’t usually complain about the refs but the flagrant chop on the arms of Noah Brown which turned into a freak interception by KJ Wright seemed like flagrant interference to me. I know what Periara said ( no interference) but he goes where the wind blows and comes down on the side of the refs. What do you guys think?

  9. I’m sober-minded in realizing that Dak is a slightly above average QB. That being said, give me a QB who is average talent but plays smart any day over a highly talented QB arm with inflated salaries (Cousins) who makes dumb mistakes at critical times. The rest of the league just doesn’t get it, Moneyball is being played in Big-D.

  10. It’s almost comical watching the haters try to come up with any excuse as to why this team, and Dak in particular, is destined to fail. Just keep watching the games and enjoy the ride.

  11. brandonj21 says:

    Cowboys get blown out the water this weekend
    ***********************************************************************
    this was probably one of the many clowns who said last week “the Cowboys will be one and done”.

  12. paultilifall says:
    January 7, 2019 at 10:12 pm
    Weird. Not many haters here… where you at logicalvoice?
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    I think that dude got broke when RG3 couldn’t make the Cleveland team.

  13. Dak’s coach has a more accurate arm. Ever watch how at the end of practice both his coach, a former QB, and Dak compete throwing to targets? Dak generally loses because he has poor accuracy. But still congrats to Dallas for shutting down Seattle’s overrated running game, and horrid offensive playcalling.

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