Dak Prescott named NFC offensive player of the week

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Dak Prescott hasn’t gotten a new contract from the Cowboys yet, but the Cowboys quarterback has done a good job of making his case for a big deal all season.

Week 11 was no exception. Prescott completed 29-of-46 passes for 444 yards and three touchdowns as the Cowboys held off the Lions for a 35-27 win that left them in first place in the NFC East.

It was the third time that Prescott has thrown for at least 400 yards in a game this season and the fifth time that he has thrown at least three touchdowns.

Prescott was named the NFC offensive player of the week in recognition of his work. It’s the second time he’s received that award this season with the first coming after he led the Cowboys past the Giants in the first game of the year.

32 responses to “Dak Prescott named NFC offensive player of the week

  1. Dak is an interesting QB. I recall that by the end of last season, he was thought of as an average QB. Same thing was said about him a few weeks ago.

    He’s hard to pin down.

  2. Boys are in the weakest division and none of the teams they’ve beaten have a winning record. The 3 road wins were against teams with a combined 6-23-1, and in Detroit the Boys faced Lions’ backup QB – and only won it by a single score. And they lost to the Jets! LOL. That’s the Boys, that’s Dak. But go ahead, keep talking about them like they’re the second coming.

  3. I don’t beat the Kirk Cousins drum often but the 27 points in the 2nd half, 3 TD’S no picks and 85% completion. 1st half was garbage from the whole team especially the defense.

  4. I love that Jerry doesnt want to pay him….really cant afford to pay him and keep his team together….and thought he could keep him on the cheap.

    And the price just keeps going up every week.

  5. Where are the Wentz > Dak guys? Crickets, that’s right.

    Dak has elevated himself to a top 10 QB in the league. And if you put aside the generational QB’s still playing but just a few years left (Rodgers, Brees, Brady), one could argue Dak is a top 3 to 5 of the next generation of QB’s.

  6. allsyntax says:
    November 20, 2019 at 9:47 am
    Where are the Wentz > Dak guys? Crickets, that’s right.

    Dak has elevated himself to a top 10 QB in the league. And if you put aside the generational QB’s still playing but just a few years left (Rodgers, Brees, Brady), one could argue Dak is a top 3 to 5 of the next generation of QB’s.

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    There is little doubt that Dak is a better overall QB than Carson Wentz. But that really doesn’t say all that much does it?

  7. There’s a lot expected of young QB’s these days. QB is the hardest position on the field from a mental standpoint. Sure, Dakota may have struggled in his first couple years, but he’s clearly learning. He’s becoming very high level in the way that he’s reading defenses pre-snap and it’s showing in his play through his reads and progressions.

    Not that I have a horse in this race, but I was a Dakota doubter leading up to this year. After watching his play this season, I’m a believer. I used to think that he relied on defenses game planning Zeke. They still are game planning Zeke, but I see the progression in Dak’s ability to run the offense. He takes command of the offense and really moves the ball effectively. He’s poised and prepared in every game. It would take a massive slide for Jerry’s gamble to pay off here. He may have paid the wrong guy.

  8. Can people stop pretending that Prescott is or needs to “make a case for a big deal”? The Cowboys have already made it clear they are going to give him a big deal; the question is HOW big. Dallas doesn’t need convincing, but there is a price line for every player, and most agents will start beyond that line. A signing will happen either when Prescott’s team lowers its asking price or when Prescott performs so well that the team’s valuation of him aligns with the current asking price. That’s how contract negotiations work. Also, it takes a special person to think that Dallas has tried to sign Prescott for “cheap”; the team ages ago offered a perfectly large deal similar to the sort that Wentz and Goff got. Prescott’s side has pushed for more, as is their right.

  9. The Cowboys are playing NE on Sunday. NE has already lost to the Ravens.

    If NE can’t pull this game off @ home, then it is unlikely they will go far in the playoffs. Their best offensive player, Edelman, is having up and down season, defense is their strength.

    The game will come down to coaching, BB vs Garrett, defense vs Dak.

  10. Weak team that thought it was a good idea to pay a running back more than two thirds of the starting quarterbacks in this league, and how’s that working out for you Dallas are you undefeated? Oh I know just wait until next year…Totally delusional fan base. Daks is Tony Romo 2.0

  11. ninefingers9 says:
    November 20, 2019 at 10:11 am
    Listen to these rubes trying to make Prescott sound good by comparing him to Wentz. Hilarious

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    Go and compare their records against teams with winning records.

    Then go and compare their postseason wins

  12. The difference between this year and last is the change in OCs. Lineham was a complete idiot and offense was built around Zeke’s running. period. This year Dallas offense is built around Zeke’s running and Dak.

    I watch Dak a lot during his Mississippi State years. Dak had complete control of that offense. Dak did whatever was necessary to put his team in a winning position. Fast forward to today, Dak is doing the same thing this season with the Cowboys. This is offense is built around Dak being allowed to be Dak.

  13. dignityrules says:
    November 20, 2019 at 10:06 am

    The game will come down to coaching, BB vs Garrett, defense vs Dak.

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    They might as well not even bother playing then

  14. Dallas can only beat below .500 teams and they always lose to good teams and this has been proven over and over again!!!!

  15. Well they finally found an opportunity to give him the award. This is the reason the award is often meaningless, they cheapen it with this crap.

  16. I’ve been saying forever that time is on Dak Prescott’s side when it comes to his contract demands. His price tag keeps going up. Jerry Jones is no dummy. He wouldn’t mind being known as the owner that’s paying the highest price for his QB. Only one QB has more wins since Dak has been in the league and his name is Tom Brady. Only one. But Dak is no dummy either. He’ll take less money to stay in Dallas, than the $40 million he’d get on the open market. Geez the commercials he’s doing probably pay more than what most guys make. There might be one or two QB’s in the league that you’d take ahead of Dak. Dak was a fourth round pick.

  17. streetyson says:
    November 20, 2019 at 8:56 am
    Boys are in the weakest division and none of the teams they’ve beaten have a winning record. The 3 road wins were against teams with a combined 6-23-1, and in Detroit the Boys faced Lions’ backup QB – and only won it by a single score. And they lost to the Jets! LOL. That’s the Boys, that’s Dak. But go ahead, keep talking about them like they’re the second coming.

    And the Patriots have played a weaker schedule than Dallas. But they are considered a top 3 team. So you point is not only idiotic but you did not make it with your uneducated biased comments about Dallas and Dak.

  18. This is coming from an Eagles fan: Dak is a far better QB that most people want to give credit. “But he has Ezekiel… but he has a great OL… but they haven’t played anyone.” Ok, sure… but I grew up listening to “but if Barry Sanders had the same OL that Emmitt Smith has…” but the you can’t penalize a player for that.

    As far as not having played anyone, again, you can’t do anything about that but beat the teams you’re supposed to.

  19. Should dak get more than Wentz? At this point the answer is yes. Should he get the same or more than Wilson? At this point no. I think he is a 32-34 million dollar QB based off the market and he is pushing for $35+. he wants Wilson money… and if Maholmes signs before him we will want that money… We could be looking at a few years of franchise tags on this guy.

  20. Im an eagles fan… And i gotta give it up to dak. Hes been playing at a high level for awhile…and hes continually improving. Comparing him to wentz is idiotic. They are 2 different players surrounded by 2 different teams. The cowboys (it kills me to say this) are legit. Yah theyve laid a few eggs this year…but they keep winning games. They are definitely not an easy out.

  21. contaminatedthrillz says:
    November 20, 2019 at 11:11 am
    Dallas can only beat below .500 teams and they always lose to good teams and this has been proven over and over again!!!!

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    Don’t know why everyone down voted this…. facts are facts…. I am a cowboys fan but this is 100% correct… sorry if you don’t like it but not liking doesn’t make it true.

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