QB Dak Prescott - Dallas Cowboys

6-2, 230Born: 7-29-1993College: Mississippi StateDrafted: Round 4, pick 2016

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Tue Sep 10): Prescott looked very comfortable in the new offense, which was much more effective than previous Cowboys offenses. New offensive coordinator Kellen Moore has raised Prescott's weekly and season-long ceiling.

General News (Mon Sep 9): is reportedly very close to agreeing to terms on a contract extension, as team owner Jerry Jones believes something will get done "on an imminent basis."

Week 2: at Washington Redskins

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FBG says: Great matchup. Kellen Moore's first game calling the plays for the Dallas Cowboys' offense was one of the most hyper-efficient passing days in recent NFL history. Dak Prescott finished the game completing 25 of 32 passes for 405 yards and 4 touchdowns en route to a perfect 158.3 passer rating. Dallas' aerial attack maximized efficiency by utilizing play-action on 43.8 percent of its pass attempts, the second-highest rate in the NFL. As expected, Amari Cooper opened the season as Dak Prescott's favorite target. Cooper commanded 9 targets, hauling in 6 receptions for 106 yards and 1 touchdown in week one. Michael Gallup also emerged as a beneficiary of Dallas' revamped passing attack, as he caught all 7 of his targets for 158 yards on the day against the New York Giants. Behind the clear top two wide receivers, Randall Cobb slotted in for the recently-departed Cole Beasley. Cobb played almost exclusively from the slot in week one, and that will continue to be his role throughout the season. At tight end, Jason Witten and Blake Jarwin both found the end zone in the season opener. In the trenches, the Cowboys' offensive line proved to be every bit as formidable as expected in week one. Reintroducing All-Pro center Travis Frederick into the fold bolstered a unit that already ranked amongst the league's best. Overall, Dallas' passing attack showed signs of life in week one that far exceeded anything this offense produced in previous years thanks to Kellen Moore's more modern play-calling. The Washington Redskins got picked apart in week one by Carson Wentz and the Eagles offense. When all was said and done, Wentz finished the game with 313 yards, 3 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, and he was sacked just 1 time. None of these numbers signal anything resembling a strong performance from Washington's defense. Coming off a season in which the Redskins fielded a firmly-league-average pass defense, this season has the makings of a far different story. Two of the most notable newcomers to Washington's defense, Jon Bostic and Landon Collins, struggled mightily in coverage duties throughout the game in week one. Bostic has long been a liability in coverage, and he is replacing one of the NFL's best coverage linebackers, Zach Brown, in this defense. Landon Collins' poor performance, on the other hand, is startling. Collins was signed as the highest-paid safety in the NFL following a string of strong coverage seasons, but week one of 2019 was an entirely different story. Collins was unable to force an incompletion on any of the six targets he faced in coverage. Washington's pass rush was unable to break through Philadelphia's stout pass protection to disrupt the pocket with consistency in week one, and they will be without Jonathan Allen for the foreseeable future. Allen injured his MCL early in the game, and he will be replaced by a rotation of interior defensive linemen including Tim Settle, Caleb Brantley, and Treyvon Hester. No matter how the snaps get distributed amongst these three, one thing holds true: there will be a significant drop off in production from Allen to his replacement. Washington's pass defense without Fabian Moreau struggled against one of the league's stronger passing attacks in week one, in large part due to their inability to disrupt the pocket. If Moreau is out again, the Redskins will be forced to rely once again on 7th round rookie Jimmy Moreland. If they get Moreau back from an ankle injury, this defense will see an upgrade, but as of now is one that could be in for a long day.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumLPts
1 vs NYG 65 25 32 405 4 0 4 12 0 0 37.45
2 at WAS PROJ-Dodds * 23 33 * * * 4 * * * *
2 at WAS PROJ-Tremblay * 21 32 * * * 4 * * * *
2 at WAS PROJ-Bloom * 22 31 * * * 3 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

Dak Prescott's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 1 vs NYG (25 / 32 / 405 / 4 / 0 pass, 4 / 12 / 0 rush)

Prescott posted a career day, completing nearly 80% of his passes for more than 400 yards and four scores against the overmatched Giants defense. Prescott's biggest progression from previously in his career was his accuracy on intermediate and deep passes, an unlocked area of his game. Prescott drove the field for two touchdown drives in the first 20 minutes of the game and the rout was on against the divisional opponent. Prescott found Michael Gallup on a tight window in-cut throw and a perfect deep throw versus the blitz as Dallas warmed early in the game. Later, Amari Cooper was the target on two on-point deep throws and Prescott also found Blake Jarwin and Randall Cobb down the seam for a touchdown each. Prescott did not even utilize his rushing ability much (12 yards, only one third-down keeper to convert) which has been a staple of his game to-date. The Cowboys get Washington in Week 2, who were boat-raced after staked to an early lead against the Eagles in Week 1.

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Latest News

Cowboys | Contract impasse for Dak Prescott (Sun Sep 15, 11:26 AM) - Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott's contract extension talks appear to be at an impasse at this time because the two sides may not agree on the length of the extension.

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Cowboys | Dallas nearing deal with Dak Prescott? (Mon Sep 9, 01:28 PM) - Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is reportedly very close to agreeing to terms on a contract extension, as team owner Jerry Jones believes something will get done 'on an imminent basis.'

Our View: The Cowboys have taken care of most of their stars but they still have to work out new contracts with Prescott and WR Amari Cooper. Prescott can play at a high level, just like he did in Week 1, and the team needs to lock down their franchise quarterback. The sooner, the better and it sounds like we are close to seeing Prescott being one of the highest paid in the league.
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Cowboys | Dak Prescott shreds Giants (Mon Sep 9, 12:28 AM) - Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott went 25-for-32 with 405 yards and four touchdowns in a Week 1 victory over the New York Giants. Prescott added 12 yards on four carries.

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Cowboys | Negotiations with Dak Prescott to continue (Sat Sep 7, 05:50 AM) - Contract negotiations with Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott will continue into the regular season if no deal is finalized by the team's first game versus the New York Giants Sunday, Sept. 8, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones.

Our View: The Cowboys took care of RB Ezekiel Elliott, now they'll turn their attention to Prescott and WR Amari Cooper. We have a map for Prescott's new contract based on what Jared Goff received from the Rams (four-year, $134 million). We'll see if the two sides can get something done in the near future.
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Schedule

2@ Washington Redskins
3vs Miami Dolphins
4@ New Orleans Saints
5vs Green Bay Packers
6@ New York Jets
7vs Philadelphia Eagles
8--- BYE WEEK ---
9@ New York Giants
10vs Minnesota Vikings
11@ Detroit Lions
12@ New England Patriots
13vs Buffalo Bills
14@ Chicago Bears
15vs Los Angeles Rams
16@ Philadelphia Eagles
17vs Washington Redskins