Dak Prescott has third 400-yard game of season in win over Lions

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Only one quarterback has three 400-yard passing games this season. Aaron Rodgers hasn’t done it. Patrick Mahomes hasn’t done it. Deshaun Watson hasn’t done it. Russell Wilson hasn’t done it. Lamar Jackson hasn’t done it.

Maybe it’s time to put Dak Prescott‘s name in the MVP watch list.

Prescott threw for 444 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-27 victory over the Lions that was closer than it should have been.

In the past two games, Prescott has 841 passing yards to set a team record to go with six touchdowns and an interception.

The Cowboys, who entered as the top offense in the league, had 505 total yards. Michael Gallup caught nine passes for 148 yards, and Randall Cobb had four receptions for 115 yards.

Ezekiel Elliott lost a fumble on his first carry but finished with 45 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries and caught two passes for 28 yards and a score. His backup, rookie Tony Pollard, had six touches for 56 yards and a score.

The Cowboys couldn’t put the Lions away until late, though, allowing Detroit to gain 312 yards as Jeff Driskel passed for 209 yards and two touchdowns.

The Lions reached the Dallas 32 with 3:01 remaining and down only eight points. But Detroit was penalized for an ineligible player downfield, threw an incompletion and Michael Bennett sacked Driskel, forcing the Lions to punt on fourth-and-26. (The Lions then had a delay of game, making it fourth-and-31.)

Detroit never got the ball back, unable to stop Prescott and the Cowboys, who moved to 6-4 on the season. The Cowboys are a half game ahead of the Eagles, who are taking on the Patriots now. Dallas travels to New England next week.

Dallas did lose right tackle La'el Collins to a left knee injury late in the game. He was replaced by Cameron Fleming.

Lions fullback Nick Bawden left with a knee injury and cornerback Jamal Agnew with an ankle injury.

22 responses to “Dak Prescott has third 400-yard game of season in win over Lions

  1. I pray to the heavens Martha wakes up long enough to fire this abomination of a front office tomorrow. 500 yards?? Our defense is atrocious!

  2. jackedupboonie says:

    Now it’s…..Dak, Kirk, and Sam on MVP watch. Next week it will be Fitzpatrick and Rudolph as possible MVPs.

    ___________

    Rudolph will be the MVP on Christmas Eve.
    Bank on it.

  3. It is time to call it a year and fire Matt Patricia. He was supposed to.come in as a.defensive guru and cant stop any team in the NFL.

  4. Buffing the stats against teams under .500. Who was the MVP last week? Mr. 40 million dollar QB can’t make the throws Consistently to beat the good teams.

  5. Can’t wait to hear Skip praise Dak amd the cowboys as if they beat a real NFL team. Can’t wait until Dallas gets the crap beat out of them in round one. Total fraud of a team. And yes, I know the Eagles suck too, but I have no delusions about it, unlike you pathetic cowboy fans.

  6. HAHAHA… YEP.. How about them Cowboys… against a back up QB who’s had one week of practice!!! WHOO HOO!

    How ’bout that Scarbrough!!! Why hasn’t he been on the roster all season??? Love his game.

    Lions have learned a lot the past 2 weeks. Lack of pass rush is lethal… but run D held pig nose Elliott in check.

    Most importantly, Driskill runs the O as well… or better than Mr. Stats Only Stafford.

    And… he can RUN. And he knows who Danny A is during plays. This guy is up… keep Stafford ‘in recovery’ for the rest of the season please.

  7. 2 for the price of 1 says Dallas suffers an ugly loss against the Pats next week. Any team with a winning record will run thru this defense and at the same time throw it all over the yard.

  8. Let’s now BS I’m a cowboys fan,but they are going in the same direction and arriving at the same destination they do ALL the time. Pretty sure Garrett is still their coach. I don’t like his chances against most if not all playoff caliber coaches. He has reached is ultimate level of coaching prowess. It’s not going to get any better, but with him as coach all it takes is for the equipment guy to get the flu and that will derail the whole team. ZERO trust. Sorry cowboy fans but we all know I’m speaking truth.

  9. This has nothing to do with how Dallas is not having the year expected, how they play down to the level of competition, But you can’t deny that Dak is flat out balling..

    He works, he’s humble and he’s way better than many want to give him due credit for.

    One more thing, MVP, unlikely but he sure is trending in the conversation

  10. “Can’t wait to hear Skip praise Dak amd the cowboys as if they beat a real NFL team. ”

    What do you mean the Eagles suck, TOO? The Eagles are a whole new level of suck and it’s going to get worse because Wentz is hot garbage. 37-10

  11. Can’t deny DAK looks a hell of a lot better. Jon kitna is the reason why. Moore was QB coach last season and we saw zero progress from DAK. Kitna comes in and now this. Not an MVP by any stretch, but better than the past 3 years. I hope he plays well against belicheat, but I’m sure Garret will be ROYALY out coached. I hope I’m surprised by the outcome

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