Dak Prescott was on a record pace, averaged unprecedented 371 yards a game

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Dak Prescott was well ahead of pace to breaking the NFL’s single-season passing yardage record before suffering a season-ending ankle injury on Sunday.

Prescott finished his season with 1,856 passing yards. That’s not just by far the most of any quarterback in the NFL this year, it’s an all-time NFL record average of 371.2 yards a game. No quarterback in an NFL season has come even close to that average; the previous record was 342.3 yards a game, set by Drew Brees in 2011 and Peyton Manning in 2013.

Manning owns the single-season record with 5,477 passing yards, one more than Brees’s total from 2011. Prescott’s five-game pace translates to 5,939 yards in a 16-game season.

And Prescott’s five-game average is brought down by his total of just 166 yards before getting hurt against the Giants. In the four games Prescott finished, he averaged an astonishing 422.5 yards a game.

Prescott was on the way to a historically great season, before his injury robbed him of a chance to finish it.

20 responses to “Dak Prescott was on a record pace, averaged unprecedented 371 yards a game

  1. Those were mostly garbage 4th quarter numbers after they were already getting blown out. If it wasn’t for Dan Quinn being such a horrible coach than Dallas would’ve lost that game too.

  2. The play calling was so inexplicably leaned towards putting up big passing numbers, even at the expense of playing winning football, that it almost behooves one to wonder if the OC had some personal stake in Dak getting a huge extension after this season

  3. Numbers are inflated a bit. Dallas was down the majority of their games this season forcing them to sling away. Even the coach placed emphasis on that point alone.

  4. Most skewed offensive numbers in NFL history. When you throw 80X a game these things happen. McCarthy tried to turn Dak into Aaron Rodgers. Mike? You have a Top 3 RB on your offense, try using him genius. Now your season is over.

  5. I’m not a Prescott fan but I don’t feel the need to argue the point anymore. We’ve got a great A:B comparison to see if the switch to Dalton makes any difference. I’m betting that the results are, if anything, better with Dalton. I would be happy to be wrong.

  6. Doesnt hurt when you have a QBs dream with Cooper, Gallup, and Lamb. All 3 might be legitimate 1st options.

  7. chastain00 says:
    October 13, 2020 at 3:18 pm
    What’s his record as a Cowboy ? Oh that’s right it is … Looser !

    Love it when people misspell the very word they’re trying to use as an insult. Somehow it blunts the impact, doesn’t it?

  8. chastain00 says:
    October 13, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    What’s his record as a Cowboy ? Oh that’s right it is … Looser !

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    Actually, his record as a Cowboy overall is great. High winning percentage. But his record against winning teams is poor. They’ve feasted on their division but have only one playoff win to show for it.

    That’s the difference between teams like the Pats and Cowboys. Both have done very well against their division, but the Pats also have the same winning percentage against the rest of the league, including the best of the league. The Cowboys beat up their division but come up small in every other way.

  9. chastain00 says:
    October 13, 2020 at 3:18 pm
    What’s his record as a Cowboy ? Oh that’s right it is … Looser !

    9 17 Rate This

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    His record is 42-27, so no not a loser…

  10. Great for fantasy owners, bad for winning football games. If Cowboys ever held a lead, I doubt his stats would look so good

  11. hellooooooooooobrooklyn says:

    October 13, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    The play calling was so inexplicably leaned towards putting up big passing numbers, even at the expense of playing winning football, that it almost behooves one to wonder if the OC had some personal stake in Dak getting a huge extension after this season

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    Welcome to Mike McCarthy football.

  12. How come we haven’t seen a write up on any other QB matching or exceeding those passing yards numbers in a 4 game stretch? Why must writers constantly try to extropilate numbers? He also could have gone the next ten games without exceeding 220 yards, right?

    Enough of the Dak was going to rewrite the record book. At the end of the 2020 season it’ll show he passed for 1856 yds. ’nuff said.

  13. tm05 says:
    October 13, 2020 at 3:54 pm
    Doesnt hurt when you have a QBs dream with Cooper, Gallup, and Lamb. All 3 might be legitimate 1st options.

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    WRs don’t make a difference in football, if your QB is good.

    See the last 15 or so super bowl champions. Chiefs got Tyreek Hill in the 5th round.

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