Dak Prescott on pace for 5,100 passing yards after third 400-yard game

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The Cowboys used to go as Ezekiel Elliott went. That’s why they made him the league’s highest-paid running back.

Ten games into Elliott’s deal, the Cowboys have reinvented themselves.

This now is Dak Prescott‘s offense.

Prescott had his third 400-yard passing day of the season Sunday, tying Tony Romo’s team record. In NFL history, only Dan Marino (1984), Peyton Manning (2013) and Ryan Fitzpatrick (2018) have had four 400-yard games in a single season.

The fourth-year quarterback has passed for 3,221 yards, putting him on pace for 5,154 yards. Only seven quarterbacks ever have passed for more than 5,000 yards in a season, including Drew Brees five times.

Manning set the NFL record with 5,477 passing yards in 2013.

Prescott now leads the league in passing. Philip Rivers, who entered Week 11 as the league leader, will take the field Monday night trailing Prescott by 405 yards.

“Dak’s playing the best football I’ve ever seen him play,” Elliott said, via Jon Machota of TheAthletic.com. “Something is clicking there and he’s throwing the s— out of the ball. We got a bunch of weapons on the outside he can throw it to, and it’s hard for defenses to stop him, so keep that thing rolling.”

Prescott, who should join the MVP watch list after 444 passing yards and three touchdowns against the Lions, threw for 397 yards last week against the Vikings. He now has four games at least 375 passing yards and two or more touchdowns this season.

Joe Montana is the only other quarterback to accomplish that, with four such games in 1990.

It’s humbling anytime you get thrown in with the name Montana,” Prescott said, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “It’s great, right? For me, it’s let’s go get another win and maybe I will get a fifth one. It’s all about moving forward and getting better.”

Unlike Elliott, Prescott still is waiting for a new deal. His price tag is rising with every 400-yard game.

14 responses to “Dak Prescott on pace for 5,100 passing yards after third 400-yard game

  1. All for naught when Dallas gets bounced first game of their postseason. Not gonna play any 1-5 teams then.

  2. If this team wants to do something beyond the regular season, it has to tighten this Defense and fix this running game. I like what Dak is doing now….but I’ll love it even more once we get the running game back on track.

  3. Eaglesofsatan if Dallas is going to be bounced from the playoffs like you said then you admit the eagles will watch it all from home. No wild card team is coming from the NFC east

  4. Boyzforlife…yes. Eagles are garbage and will not make the playoffs. Dallas is almost as crappy as philly. But you cowboy fans are too delusional to notice.

  5. When a clown like Dak is throwing up these numbers you know the league all about offense: like Madden – Prescott doesn’t belong anywhere near Marino or Manning
    If they make the postseason they will be gone quick
    The guy is no leader – plus Dallas is a joke

  6. When a clown like Dak is throwing up these numbers you know the league all about offense: like Madden – Prescott doesn’t belong anywhere near Marino or Manning
    If they make the postseason they will be gone quick
    The guy is no leader – plus Dallas is a joke

  7. The blind hatred of Dak is getting to be hilarious. For the last few years the line has been “so what if they are winning, it’s all because of Zeke, Dak cannot throw for big yards…”

    Now it’s crap like “who cares how many yards he can throw for, it was only the (Lions/Redskins/Insert Crappy Team Here), he’s not a leader…”

    The best thing about being a fan of the Cowboys is I never have to wonder what someone is going to say no matter if they win or lose. And the next time they lift the trophy (not saying when, but it will happen someday) there will be joy in my heart knowing how many people it will piss off.

  8. Okay if your QB is throwing the ball 46 times a game and gaining 400 yards that means your running game is garbage and the odds of you continuing to win that way decrease weekly. When this team has run into a team with a good D they have been shut down.. and quickly. So before you get all happy and fuzzy with yourself wake up to what it really means.. not good.

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