Dak Prescott signed his franchise tender in June, opting to regard 2020 as a second straight contract year. He’s having one hell of a second straight contract year.
Prescott has become the first player in league history to throw for 450 or more yards in three straight games. On Sunday against the Browns, Prescott generated only the 24th game in league history featuring 500 passing yards or more.
The performances give Prescott 1,690 passing yards for the season, with 12 games to play. (That’s the most through four games in league history.) In 2013, Peyton Manning set the single-season passing yardage record, with 5,477 yards. Prescott is on pace or 6,760 yards.
If it happens, that’s not a shattering of the record. It’s an obliteration of it.
Even if he doesn’t continue this pace, with 1,690 yards already in the bank, Prescott needs to average only 315 yards per game for the rest of the season to tie the single-season record. While that’s a lot of yardage per week, it’s a lot less than 422.5, Prescott’s per-game average so far this season.