Cowboys Stud: Dak Prescott, Quarterback
Despite being sacked the first three times he dropped back to pass (one was negated by a Los Angeles penalty in the secondary), Dak Prescott started this game on fire and never cooled off.
He shook off the poor pass protection and capitalized on the illegal contact penalty on third-and-11 to move the offense downfield in a hurry. First, he hit CeeDee Lamb for 17 yards on second-and-17, then completed six more passes on seven attempts for a total of 77 yards on the opening drive.
Prescott capped that off with a touchdown pass to tight end Jake Ferguson, who hauled it in with his fingertips for an 18-yard score.
In the second quarter, he had two more touchdowns — both to Lamb. The second came after he had to bail out of the pocket and buy time for Lamd to find a soft spot in the defense. He then capped the day off with a 25-yarder to Brandin Cooks.
That made it a 43-17 lead for the Cowboys and Prescott went to the sideline to prepare for the Eagles in Week 9. He finished with 304 yards and four touchdowns.
The critics will stay out for Prescott but if he continues to play the way he did in this one, it will be hard for them to find much to pick on.