QB Dak Prescott - Dallas Cowboys
|6-2, 230||Born: 7-29-1993||College: Mississippi State||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2016|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 15): All it took for Prescott and the Cowboys offense to get right was a date with the Jaguars? It will still be tough to trust him against a Washington defense that has been tough at home, but he could be a matchup streamer in the second half of the season with some easy pass defenses on the schedule.
Week 7: at Washington Redskins
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
Dak Prescott's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 6 vs JAX (17 / 27 / 183 / 2 / 0 pass, 11 / 82 / 1 rush)
Prescott did not need a high-level passing day to defeat the Jaguars, but made a number of plays with his legs en route to a career-best rushing performance. Prescott scored on a red zone quarterback keeper as well as eluding rushers in the pocket on numerous occasions. Prescott was fortunate on one scramble where he fumbled only to have the ball bounce right back up to him without breaking stride for a first down conversion. Prescott had a number of quality throws, but it was an up-and-down day through the air with glaring overthrows of Allen Hurns and a potential long touchdown to Tavon Austin. The chemistry with Cole Beasley was pronounced as Prescott made arguably his best throw of the game with a rusher in his face, finding Beasley for the chunk gain.
2018 Week 5 vs HOU (18 / 29 / 208 / 1 / 2 pass, 6 / 34 / 0 rush)
Prescott was a limiting element for Dallas' offense against Houston. While his mobility was a net positive, both as a runner and escaping pocket pressure, his glaring misses as a passer stood out as Dallas' run game was stuck in neutral most of the game. Prescott's mistakes were all over the map with throws behind Allen Hurns and Tavon Austin as well as key overthrows of Cole Beasley and Deonte Thompson. Prescott's playmaking was more impressive than his traditional in-rhythm throws as he escaped from Jadeveon Clowney on multiple occasions to prevent sacks, including breaking two tackles and throw across his body on a deep completion to Tavon Austin and another flipping a pass to Ezekiel Elliott to prevent a sack. The biggest roadblock for Prescott has been passing on third down and the lack of wide receiver separation and offensive line protection in those settings. Prescott made a handful of positive plays on scrambles, but Dallas remains a struggling offense when asked to win in obvious passing situations.
2018 Week 4 vs DET (17 / 27 / 255 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / 2 / 0 rush)
It was an up-and-down game for Prescott against the Lions. While averaging more than nine yards-per-attempt through the air, Prescott missed a few critical opportunities to break the game open at various points. Prescott had overthrown passes of Michael Gallup (deep end zone), Geoff Swaim (end zone), Rico Gathers (end zone), and a should-have-been interception towards Gallup all tarnish is solid 255 yards and two-touchdown performance. Two scoring drives were vanquished by Prescott mistakes as well, taking a sack on the edge of field goal range on third down and later stalling at the goal line where a field goal left the game instead of putting the game away. On the positive side, after all the mistakes, Prescott led a potential season-changing drive down the field for the game-winning field goal with less than two minutes to play. Prescott's highlight moment came on a perfect deep go route to Ezekiel Elliott as Dallas positioned itself for the field goal.
2018 Week 3 vs SEA (19 / 34 / 168 / 1 / 2 pass, 2 / 21 / 0 rush)
Prescott struggled from the outset against Seattle. The game plan was conservative and Prescott struggled to maintain any drives. Prescott was off-target on his first notable downfield attempt, a deep out towards Michael Gallup and misfired on another third down even though he eludes a rusher to keep the play alive. Dallas did not cross midfield until the mid-second quarter. Prescott totaled a mere 40 passing yards and an interception in the first half. Already down by multiple touchdowns, Prescott showed faint signs of life in the second half with a third down conversion to Allen Hurns into field goal range, but it quickly vanquished with a third down sack in the red down. Dallas struggled throughout the game protecting Prescott on obvious passing downs. In pure catch-up mode in the fourth quarter, Prescott led a touchdown drive, but the momentum was short lived as Prescott pressed the envelope with a throw into middle-of-the-field traffic, which was tipped and intercepted to cease any comeback effort.
2018 Week 2 vs NYG (16 / 25 / 160 / 1 / 0 pass, 7 / 45 / 0 rush)
Prescott got off to a rousing start against the Giants, on point to a wide open Tavon Austin for a long touchdown to open the game. This was not a sign of things to come for the Cowboys passing game, however, as the team passed for less than 100 yards the rest of the game. While Prescott is typically careful with the football, he still almost threw two interceptions, one on a deep end zone target to a blanketed Cole Beasley. The best contribution from Prescott came as a runner, where the read option came back to Dallas' offensive design with four successful plays for chunk gains during the game. Prescott also added a fourth-and-short sneak conversion on the ground. The offensive line crumbled on obvious passing situations, a growing concern for a Dallas passing game lacking a go-to receiving target to move the sticks. The Lions in Week 4 offer a potential 'get well' matchup for Dallas on offense, but venturing to Seattle next week offers a stiff test compared to this week.
2018 Week 1 vs CAR (19 / 29 / 170 / 0 / 0 pass, 5 / 19 / 0 rush)
Prescott got off to a sluggish start to the season against Carolina. Independent of Prescott being largely inaccurate on any throws but outlet targets near the line of scrimmage, the perimeter wide receivers offers Prescott little in terms of separation and winning one-on-one matchups to clarify Prescott's throwing windows. Held scoreless until the fourth quarter, Prescott had a myriad of passing errors from overthrowing Allen Hurns on a deep route to Rod Smith when setting up a screen, which was well blocked, to underthrowing Blake Jarwin down the field on third down. While Dallas was within reach entire the game, the margin could have easily been in blowout zone. There was finally some momentum and rhythm to Dallas' offense when they shifted to no-huddle in the fourth quarter. Prescott's best moments came on a comeback route to Deonte Thompson and a red zone scramble for a critical third down conversion on their lone scoring drive of the game. On their last gasp effort, Prescott threw behind a wide open Michael Gallup on a crossing route and the offensive line struggled to protect Prescott.
Latest NewsCowboys | Dak Prescott runs wild in win (Sun Oct 14, 11:49 PM) - Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott completed 17 of his 27 passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 11 times for 82 yards and a touchdown in a 40-7 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6. link to story Cowboys | Dak Prescott still declining (Sat Oct 13, 10:08 PM) - Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott's passer rating dropped from 104.9 in his rookie season to 86.6 last year, and his passer rating sits at 81.4 after five games this season. link to story Cowboys | Dak Prescott underwhelms on SNF (Mon Oct 8, 01:19 AM) - Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott completed 18 of his 29 passes for 208 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions during the team's overtime loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday, Oct. 7. link to story
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