Dak Prescott passes for 405 yards, four touchdowns in rout of Giants

Getty Images

The Cowboys ended the 2018 regular season with a 36-35 victory over the Giants, gaining 419 yards as Dak Prescott threw for 387 yards and a career-best four touchdowns.

The 2019 season opener was even worse for the Giants against the Cowboys.

Dallas rolled to 494 yards in a 35-17 victory as Prescott completed 25 of 32 passes for 405 yards and four touchdowns.

Prescott has had more yards only once, throwing for 455 in a 27-20 win over the Eagles last November.

Still in search of a contract extension, Prescott’s price might have gone up. He played as good as he has in a Cowboys uniform.

He became the first quarterback in team history to have a perfect 158.3 passer rating and only the 30th quarterback in NFL history to accomplish that. Ben Roethlisberger and Jared Goff both had games with perfect passer ratings last season.

The Giants struck first, using a 59-yard run by Saquon Barkley on their second play from scrimmage to set up a 1-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning to Evan Engram. That was the Giants’ last hurrah.

The Cowboys scored a touchdown on five consecutive possessions, the first time for them to accomplish that feat since Week 14 of the 2014 season against the Bears. Five different players scored — tight end Blake Jarwin on a 28-yard catch, Jason Witten on a 4-yard catch, Amari Cooper on a 21-yard catch, Randall Cobb on a 25-yard catch and Ezekiel Elliott on a 10-yard run.

Elliott, who returned to the team Wednesday after getting a contract extension, had 13 carries for 53 yards.

Manning completed 30 of 44 passes for 306 yards and a touchdown. Barkley had 11 carries for 120 yards and caught four passes for 19 yards.

Giants rookie backup Daniel Jones made his NFL debut with 1:46 remaining. He completed 3 of 4 passes for 17 yards before losing a fumble on a scramble.

26 responses to “Dak Prescott passes for 405 yards, four touchdowns in rout of Giants

  1. Dak and Cowboys played a horrible Giants team. Talk crap when Dak learns to make a play on 3rd and long and doesn’t have the best oline and rb to protect his a$$ clowns!

  2. Pay IT 4wards! pay #4! Cowboys Eagles 4 the next century for the TITLE! Love the beast! Us 2 teams Will represent the NFC P E R I O D ! just giving respect where it is due!

  3. Andy Dalton has the most passing yards of WEEK ONE
    without A.J. Green and a garbage offensive line.

  4. doctorrustbelt says:
    September 8, 2019 at 7:37 pm
    Andy Dalton has the most passing yards of WEEK ONE
    without A.J. Green and a garbage offensive line.

    AWESOME bro! did you get the win?

  5. calizcowboyz says:
    September 8, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    doctorrustbelt says:
    September 8, 2019 at 7:37 pm
    Andy Dalton has the most passing yards of WEEK ONE
    without A.J. Green and a garbage offensive line.

    AWESOME bro! did you get the win?
    ———————————

    I laughed. Out loud.

  6. Dak Prescott is one of the best QB’s in the league, and all he does is win. The Cowboys have as good a chance as anyone this year, and it’s all on Dak. It’s a QB league.

  7. Let’s not put the cart in front of the horse. Dak faced the equivalent of a good high school squad.

  8. Giants Secondary is hot garbage. Couldn’t stop anything, barely turned around to look for the ball, multiple broken coverages. Dak could have tied his shoes while he was making his lunch in the pocket, absolutely no pressure. Same exact issues as last year. Eli actually looked good. Had a lot of zip on the ball, placed the ball well today. But when your defense gives up basically a TD every drive, this is not an offense that is going to hold up in a shoot out.

  9. Better pay this man Jerry. He’s become an elite quarterback, in spite of the naysayers.

  10. All these armchair analysts will never give Dak credit for anything he does so why bother arguing with them? All they do is bring up the O line and Zeke. But gotta ask how much of a role did Zeke play today? And that O line is so good at making any QB look good that in ’15 Weeden, Cassell and Moore were went on a rampage behind it….for a total of 2 combined wins between the 3 of em. Give me a break

  11. It’s not on Eli, but, it’s time the Giants gave him the Gold Watch. Made him a player coach….and then bench him.
    Time to see if the Rookie has it for the future.
    They are going Nowhere anyway. They have nothing to lose.

  12. Not a Cowboys fan by any means but it was fun watching Prescott play great today. And Saquon, the Giants need to get that kid more touches. Young players looking great is a positive sign of things to come.

  13. s1dew1nder1 says:
    September 8, 2019 at 9:54 pm
    Hit wide open receivers
    ___________________

    Yea that’s usually what a QB is suppose to do is notice by the coverage when a reciever will be open then throw it to em. Did you have an actual point to make or are you just posting things that put your lack of knowledge on display for fun?

  14. Not just Dak, the whole Cowboy team had a great day, but they played the worst team in the NFC. Long season

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.