QB Dak Prescott - Dallas Cowboys
|6-2, 230||Born: 7-29-1993||College: Mississippi State||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2016|
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General News (Mon Nov 11): did not make any progress in contract extension talks with the Cowboys during the bye week, and the two sides have not had serious negotiations for a while, according to sources. Prescott will be a candidate for the franchise tag this offseason if he does not sign a long-term contract before the start of free agency.
Week 11: at Detroit Lions
FBG says: Good matchup. The Dallas Cowboys' passing attack has been one of the league's most impressive units thus far in 2019. Dak Prescott, under the tutelage of new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, has grown into one of the NFL's most consistent quarterbacks this season. Prescott ranks fifth in the NFL in adjusted yards per attempt this season, and his impressive group of pass-catchers has thrived as a result of his growth under-center. Amari Cooper has been one of the NFL's most consistent wide receivers since joining the Cowboys early last season, and this season has been no different. Second-year receiver Michael Gallup has come into his own this season, with 530 yards and 3 touchdowns to his name in his 7 games played. In the slot, Randall Cobb's role in Dallas' offense has grown in recent weeks, with back-to-back 8-target, 6-reception performances. Cobb's 6-catch, 106-yard, and 1-touchdown game on Sunday night matched his season-high in receptions, set a new season-high in yardage, and marked his first trip to the end zone since week one. His usage since the team's bye week is encouraging, as he provides an added dimension to this passing attack out of the slot. The team's offensive line is elite, and they are primed to dominate once again in week 11 against a weak Detroit Lions' pass-rush. The Detroit Lions' pass defense has faced a notably-high number of pass attempts this season, and they are one of the league's weakest units. Through 9 games, the Lions rank 25th in the NFL, allowing 6.9 adjusted yards per attempt this season, and their struggles start along the defensive line. Offseason acquisition Trey Flowers has held his own in the trenches, with five sacks so far this season, but he gets virtually no support elsewhere in one of the league's weakest overall pass-rushes. At linebacker, Jarrad Davis and Christian Jones both grade as bottom-tier players in coverage, which does not help mask the team's deficiencies in the secondary. The bright-spot in the Lions' defense, Tracy Walker, is questionable for week 11's game against Dallas due to a knee injury that has kept him out of action the past few weeks. If he misses out, expect rookie Will Harris to fill in at safety. Next, Darius Slay has built a strong reputation as a top-end cover-corner, but his production in 2019 has lagged far behind expectations. So far, this season, the Detroit Lions have allowed 19 passing touchdowns, including 3 last weekend to a sputtering Chicago Bears' passing attack, while forcing just 3 interceptions on the year. Expect Dak Prescott to enjoy passing from a clean pocket for the majority of the game this Sunday, allowing him to pick apart the Lions' secondary for another impressive passing performance here in 2019.
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Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 10 vs MIN (28 / 46 / 397 / 3 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Prescott threw a season-high 46 passes in the home loss against the Vikings. Prescott rarely is a non-factor as a runner but Prescott had zero rushing attempts, making plays beyond the pocket through the air instead of on the ground. Prescott's interception came on a last-second hail mary attempt, but he should have had another earlier in the game on a late throw towards Amari Cooper on the sideline. The pair of Prescott and Cooper were borderline unstoppable all game, however, as they connected on multiple small window sideline throws with Cooper at full extension and Prescott hyper accurate. Prescott made several impressive throws rolling left, finding Amari Cooper on one occasion and a perfect throw to Blake Jarwin on another. Prescott has an exploitable Detroit matchup up next.
2019 Week 9 vs NYG (22 / 35 / 257 / 3 / 1 pass, 3 / 12 / 0 rush)
Prescott's clunky start paralleled that of the Dallas team early against the Giants to keep New York in the game. Prescott's first throw of the game was intercepted by a ball-hawking safety in the slant route path and Prescott also fumbled a snap in the red zone. Prescott found his rhythm as the game progressed, fueling yards-after-catch long touchdowns to Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup. Prescott had a fourth touchdown, a floating pass to Randall Cobb, called back by penalty. Prescott's mobility was prevalent this week including breaking the rush and finding Blake Jarwin down the sideline for a long touchdown and converting a third down with a scramble on another occasion. Prescott will be tested next week with a much better Minnesota defense than the up-and-down Giants unit this week.
2019 Week 7 vs PHI (21 / 27 / 239 / 1 / 1 pass, 5 / 30 / 1 rush)
Prescott lead the Cowboys to the easy home win over the Eagles. On several occasions, Prescott made impact plays through the air with his full collection of weapons healthy, including Amari Cooper. Prescott found Cooper on a deep target for more than 40 yards and later did the same into a small window for more than 20 yards down the sideline. Prescott added production on the ground, including a play-action rollout touchdown at the goal line to essentially ice the game in the fourth quarter, and a third-down conversion on another occasion. Dallas' offense was rarely stopped on offense but Prescott was the cause on two occasions as he was stripped in the pocket on a sack and later threw an interception deep in the end zone into double coverage to keep Philadelphia marginally in the game late in the second half.
2019 Week 6 vs NYJ (28 / 40 / 277 / 0 / 0 pass, 3 / 11 / 1 rush)
Prescott battled through adversity in the road loss to the Jets amidst offensive line and Amari Cooper injuries. Prescott avoided turnovers, but every yard was a tough one and his opportunities for big play were minimal. Prescott found the end zone on a red zone quarterback draw late in the game but was also stuffed on a fourth-down keeper earlier in the contest. Prescott converted a must-have play in the mid-fourth quarter, a stick throw to a covered Jason Witten on third-and-long, amidst generally operating from a muddy pocket to make big throws. Prescott had a near interception on a deep overthrow but kept his team in the game despite non-optimal conditions. Amari Cooper's injury status, as well as the offensive line, is a major question mark heading into Week 7 against the Eagles, a potential get-well matchup for the passing game.
2019 Week 5 vs GB (27 / 44 / 463 / 2 / 3 pass, 4 / 27 / 0 rush)
Prescott was bold and decisive against the Packers with his decision-making and aggressive throws to the intermediate and deeper zones of the field. While Dallas' defense allowing consistent scoring drives through the first half did not help matters, Prescott took key sacks to siphon scoring opportunities in or near field goal range on multiple first-half occasions and two of his three interceptions were poor throws or questionable-at-best decisions and another throw should have been a turnover. Prescott did make a number of key throws for Dallas to even be in the game in the fourth quarter of comeback mode, including a perfect pass to a blanketed Amari Cooper down the sideline, 50/50 ball to Michael Gallup, and floating ball to Cooper in double coverage. Prescott added multiple broken tackles on one scramble and a third-down conversion on another despite not having his typical red zone acumen on the ground this week. The Jets offer an optimal 'get well' matchup in Week 6 after losses in back-to-back games.
2019 Week 4 vs NO (22 / 33 / 223 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
Prescott faced a stiff Saints defense and failed to produce impact plays for the first time this season. Prescott was a non-factor on the ground and made only a handful of quality throws. Prescott did find Jason Witten on a deep out as Prescott was hit and delivered a perfect seam pass to Blake Jarwin for more than 30 yards. Down by two points, Prescott had a two-minute drive to win the game but took a critical sack to start the drive and sap the clock, limiting Dallas to a last gasp Hail Mary throw, which was intercepted, from midfield.
2019 Week 3 vs MIA (19 / 32 / 246 / 2 / 1 pass, 2 / 7 / 1 rush)
Prescott did not need his 'A' game against the Dolphins for the comfortable win. However, his accuracy left something to be desired. Prescott forced the ball into two near-impossible windows, one turning into an easy interception and the other tipped and could have been a turnover on a red zone throw to Jason Witten. Despite a fast start with wide open throws for 30+ yards to Amari Cooper and Jason Witten, Dallas was only up 10-6 at the half. Prescott was aided significantly by a dominant Dallas run game effort against Miami, but Prescott did add a red zone rushing score and two strong throws in the second half as the Cowboys pulled away for the comfortable home win. After three relatively toothless opponents to begin the season, Dallas gets their first significant test in Week 4, a road matchup against the Saints.
2019 Week 2 vs WAS (26 / 30 / 269 / 3 / 1 pass, 5 / 69 / 0 rush)
Prescott's follow-up to his career day (405 yards, four touchdowns) in Week 1 was an 87% completion rate, three more scores, and adding his commonplace impact as a runner. Prescott's interception, his first of the season, was due to a drop by Randall Cobb, tipped into the air. Prescott used all parts of the field against Washington, including a deep post touchdown to new weapon Devin Smith and several rushing forays like his 40-yard zone read scamper. Two of Prescott's mere four incompletions against Washington were a should-have-been interception on a rollout near the goal line and missing a long touchdown opportunity to Michael Gallup as Prescott threw it over the wrong shoulder of Gallup. Prescott looks to continue his hot start against the struggling (putting it mildly) Miami Dolphins in Week 3.
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.
Latest NewsCowboys | Dak Prescott throws for 397 in loss (Mon Nov 11, 01:21 AM) - Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott completed 28 of 46 passes for 397 yards, three touchdowns and an interception against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Nov. 10. link to story Cowboys | Dak Prescott still not close to extension (Sun Nov 10, 12:18 PM) - Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott did not make any progress in contract extension talks with the Cowboys during the bye week, and the two sides have not had serious negotiations for a while, according to sources. Prescott will be a candidate for the franchise tag this offseason if he does not sign a long-term contract before the start of free agency. link to story Cowboys | Dak Prescott tosses three TDs in win (Mon Nov 4, 11:34 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Dak Prescott completed 22-of-35 passes for 257 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in the Week 9 game against the New York Giants on Monday, Nov. 4. link to story
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