[Cowboys 28, Chiefs 17]
[PFT] [Dak Prescott Game Highlights]
The Dallas Cowboys proved they could play with anyone in the NFL today, and Dak Prescott was truly the best player on the field.
Dak Prescott did what Dak Prescott always does. Won a game at home, didn’t turn the ball over, threw for a couple of touchdowns, and rushed for another. Dak Prescott went 21 of 33 for 249 yards, and two touchdowns. As mentioned, yet another game without an interception.
The Cowboys honored Tony Romo before the game – and Dallas is now 1-0 when Tony Romo is the color guy calling their game.
This one got started as far as scoring goes with Dak Prescott throwing a Dak Ball to jitterbug Cole Beasley for the first touchdown of the game. From there, the teams would trade scores with Kansas City scoring on a truly whacky prayer play on the last play before the half to Tyreke Hill. At the half, the Cowboys led 14-10. Before that, Prescott hit a huge throw to Dez Bryant and then a deep ball to Terrance Williams that set up a Dallas touchdown on a Prescott scramble to make it 14-3.
The Chiefs came out of the half and scored to make it 17-14. From there, Prescott and the Cowboys took over.
Behind the strength of powerful runs by Ezekiel Elliott (I’m done trying to figure out if this was truly his last game of the season or not) and throws from Prescott that simply moved the chains; the Cowboys pushed forward for a touchdown from Elliott that would make it 21-17. The Chiefs wouldn’t score again, as the Dallas pass rush was on point, and the defense has people calling this Dallas’ most complete game of the season and their best effort since their 35-30 win in Pittsburgh last season.
The cherry on the Sunday was of course Prescott’s drive down the field with big throws to Terrance Williams with Dez Bryant out of the game, finishing it off with another TD pass to Beasley for the last score of the game. Prescott now has 14 touchdowns to 4 interceptions on the year, and it’s feeling a little bit like his 2016 rookie season if he can just keep it going.
On the final drive of the game, the Cowboys intercepted Alex Smith for what ended up being his first interception of the season.
As for guys who absolutely balled out; you’ve got Prescott, Terrance Williams who had nine catches for 141 out of seemingly nowhere, and Taco Charlton and David Irving with a sack each.
Dallas now sits at 5-3 and in the 6th playoff spot with the Atlanta Falcons coming to town next week. The Falcons lost in Carolina today, and the Seahawks lost to the Redskins in Seattle. The Cowboys biggest two weeks of the season are arguably the next two weeks.
On Sunday Night Football at Halftime, Rodney Harrison and Tony Dungy are talking about how this is really Dak’s team now, and he’s playing with a lot of confidence while knowing that Zeke could be gone at any moment. They reference his scramble play and deep ball to Terrance Williams in the second quarter as I am typing this post.
It’s a good time to be a Cowboys fan. I might have to order a Papa Johns Pizza in honor of my birthday.
Superstar in the making Kareem Hunt was held to 37 yards on 9 carries.
These were the hotter than fire cleats that Dak Prescott wore in honor of Veterans today.