LANDOVER, Md. — Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott entered Sunday’s recreation with out an interception in 164 passes in six video games in opposition to the Washington Redskins.
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On Sunday, Prescott was intercepted on his sixth go within the first quarter, however after that he was nearly flawless within the Cowboys’ 31-21 win in opposition to the Redskins.
After the turnover, Prescott accomplished all however two of his passes and threw landing passes to Devin Smith, Jason Witten and Amari Cooper. Prescott didn’t miss a go within the second half of the sport both, on his approach to tying a private greatest with 18 straight completions.
In case you’re questioning, Brandon Weeden holds the staff document with 21 straight completions.
Dak Prescott, who was 26-of-30 for 269 yards and three TDs, additionally threw an early interception. Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports activities
Clearly, Prescott is not any Weeden.
Prescott completed with 26-of-30 for 269 yards with three touchdowns and likewise ran for 60 yards, together with a career-long 42-yarder. By means of two video games, he has accomplished a ridiculous 82.2% of his passes.
Prescott’s seven landing passes by way of two video games are tied for essentially the most in Cowboys historical past. In 1966, Don Meredith opened the season with seven landing passes in two video games. Prescott didn’t throw his seventh landing go final season till the sixth recreation of the yr.
The Cowboys have stated they are going to be an Ezekiel Elliott-led offense, however by way of two video games Prescott is altering perceptions about what not solely the passing recreation will be, however what he will be because the quarterback.
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Promising development: Witten has landing catches in consecutive video games for the second time in his previous two seasons. He had three in 2017, his final season with the Cowboys earlier than his one-year retirement to ESPN’s Monday Evening Soccer sales space. It’s the fourth time he and Prescott have related for scores in back-to-back video games since 2016. Witten’s snaps won’t be the identical as they’d been in his first 15 seasons, however he figures to be a giant a part of the pink zone offense. He now has 70 profession touchdowns, simply three off Dez Bryant’s franchise document.
Pivotal play: Issues weren’t going effectively for the Cowboys early within the second quarter and trailing by a landing. DeMarcus Lawrence was flagged for roughing the passer, negating a third-down probability. Antwaun Woods jumped offside and was damage on the following play. On third-and-11 from the Dallas 48, Tyrone Crawford dropped Case Keenum for a 13-yard loss to pressure a Washington punt. The Cowboys offense lastly awoke with scores on their subsequent 4 possessions, however they began it off with a 97-yard drive after Crawford’s sack that led to a 51-yard landing catch by Devin Smith to tie the rating. Crawford, whose work goes largely unnoticed, was restricted in the course of the week of follow due to hip points however he modified the momentum of the sport along with his first sack of the season.
Silver lining: It didn’t take Elliott lengthy to stand up to hurry. Simply six practices, two in pads, and a regular-season recreation. After being conscious of his work within the season opener due to his summer time holdout, the Cowboys used Elliott in 28 of 30 first-half snaps. And after giving him a breather within the third quarter, they went again to Elliott within the fourth and he clinched the sport with a 2-yard landing run with 5:07 to play. He completed with 111 yards dashing.