11/22 for 102 yards and two touchdowns isn’t a stat line that’s going to win your fantasy football league.
Dak Prescott completed 50% of his passes and barely crossed triple digits in terms of yardage during the Cowboys win over Washington, but he was highly impressive.
I’m not talking about the two passing touchdowns, and I’m not referring to the five carries for 28 yards he had either. I’m talking about Dakota Rayne Prescott.
Part of what is so special about Dak’s game is his ability to elevate his team, the Dallas Cowboys. It was clear on Thursday night that, despite an injury to his hand, Dak lifted America’s Team.
Ouch, Dak 😳 pic.twitter.com/qNfU1JCySW
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 1, 2017
Dak Prescott is a leader, and he led his team to victory.
Second string quarterback, the undrafted rookie mind you, Cooper Rush was ready to rock had the Cowboys needed his services (Ryan Switzer kind of ruined that though), but Dak never left the game.
The gut-it-out performance was a familiar one for Cowboys fans, reminiscent of Prescott’s predecessor, Tony Romo.
Many people have likened the 2017 Cowboys season to that of 2008.
2008: Tony Romo suffers broken pinky in right hand.
2017: Dak Prescott suffers injury to right hand.
— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) December 1, 2017
There’s a certain quality to Dak Prescott, a never-give-up sort of mentality. His team was 5-6 and playing for what many feel is no purpose, yet young Dak gritted things out and guided his team to victory.
This is a leader. He’s got some undoubted areas to work on, but this is who you want under center. Dak Prescott found a way to get it done, which is who he is.