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|Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:57 pm Post subject: Prescott’s out-of-pocket play was far bigger than his stat
|Dak Prescott didn’t have his best http://www.steelersprosale.com/garrett-hartley-jerseys-c-1_16.html game from a numbers standpoint.
He threw for fewer than 200 yards for the fourth time and had the second-fewest completions (13) of his career in a game in which he started and finished.
In the locker room, though, it seemed as though Prescott had a career day in leading the Dallas Cowboys to a 28-17 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
Running back Ezekiel Elliott called him an “animal.” Tight end Jason Witten mentioned his “grit.” Wide receiver Dez Bryant referred to him as “the man.”
And coach Jason Garrett raved about how his “mental toughness is off the charts.
Prescott was impressive even if the box score doesn’t suggest it at first glance.
Prescott and Elliott were under intense scrutiny going into Monday’s game in how they would respond after being humbled by the Denver Broncos 42-17 the previous week.
Both passed, particularly Prescott, who showcased his ability to make things happen out of the pocket.
Prescott and the offense got off to a slow start with consecutive three-and-out possessions. At the 2-minute warning in the opening half, Prescott had 12 passing yards.
But he connected with rookie Noah Brown for a 13-yard gain, and then took it in himself from the Arizona 10 on a run off right tackle. All http://www.officialsteelersprosale.com/franco-harris-jerseys-c-1_32.html Prescott had to do to get in the end zone was somersault over a couple Cardinals defenders and into the end zone.
“A number of the plays that Dak made he’s shaking some guy off to get in space, or he’s throwing the ball on the run with somebody coming right at him, and I think that run was indicative of that,” Garrett said. “He’s a great competitor. He’s a physical player.”
That provided a much-needed spark for what had been a lackadaisical game for the Cowboys and evened the score at 7-7 going into halftime.
Elliott, known for his hurdling abilities, gave Prescott an “A-plus” on the somersault.
“I think a lot of other quarterbacks right there just would’ve slid and leave the ball at the 2-yard line,” Elliott said. “Just him showing how important it was to get in there and make that play, putting his health on the line, meant a lot to us.”
Prescott kept it going in the second half, leading the Cowboys Jack Lambert Kids Jersey on three touchdown drives and showing off his ability to hit his receivers downfield on the run.