Dallas Cowboys Dak, CeeDee, Diggs, Gregory pacing record seasons

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Standing at 5-1, holding a three-game lead in the division, and running a five-game win streak into the bye, the Dallas Cowboys are in a pretty nice situation early this season. Despite multiple key injuries, Dallas has found a way to thrive, both as a team and individually.

Multiple players on both sides of the ball are on pace to set records this year so today we highlight some of them (Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb, Trevon Diggs, and Randy Gregory) and discuss whether or not their current success is sustainable.

Today we look at four Dallas Cowboys who are in the midst of career seasons…

Let’s start with the Dallas Cowboys MVP shall we?

Dak Prescott

Key stat: On pace for 45 touchdowns

Up until now, Dak Prescott’s best passing season was in 2019 when he posted 4902 yards. So it’s really no big deal that he’s on pace for 5,136 yards in 2021 with a 17th game on the schedule. That’s why, even though that’s a career best passing number, we’re not calling that the “key stat.”

Instead it’s the touchdowns we’re going to highlight.

Dak Prescott is currently on pace for 45, I repeat 45, passing touchdowns. Kellen Moore’s offense, unencumbered by the shackles of conventional attacks, is a take-what-you-can-get kinda attack. That means goal-to-go situations are no longer the predictable halfback dive, and but more often than not, a play involving No. 4.

The Dallas Cowboys offense has gone from scoring red zone TDs 50% of the time in 2020 to the 56% in 2021. The best part is, that’s still not very good and there’s so much room for improvement.

They are doing it a variety of ways (including some failed QB sneaks) and seem to be playing the odds which means things will start paying off. They also lead the NFL in big plays so Dak isn’t completely at the mercy of Moore’s red zone play-calling to continue his pace.

The Dallas Cowboys have shown a commitment to red zone efficiency this year and that means they don’t feel obligated to run Zeke every time they get inside the 10-yard line. Dak is on pace for 45 TDs and just 11 interceptions. That’s staggeringly good.