Prescott completed 23 of 43 passes for 254 yards and a touchdown with an interception while rushing the ball four times for 27 yards and a second TD in Sunday's 23-17 loss to the 49ers in the wild-card round.
Analysis: The Cowboys had a rough first half and found themselves down 23-7 heading into the fourth quarter, but Prescott led his team on two scoring drives to make things close, capping the second one with a five-yard TD run. Unfortunately, the comeback fell short when he scampered for 17 yards with only 14 seconds left on the clock and no timeouts to try and set up an easier hail mary attempt, only for the clock to hit zeros before Prescott could spike it. It was a disappointing end to a promising season for Dallas, but the QB still set career highs in completion percentage (68.8 percent) and passing touchdowns (37) while compiling 4,449 passing yards over 16 games. Even if the Cowboys lose offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and make some coaching changes in the offseason, Prescott should still be set up for success in 2022.
Jan 16, 2022 7:45 PM EST
Prescott completed 21 of 27 passes for 295 yards and five touchdowns in Saturday's 51-26 win over the Eagles.
Analysis: Prescott was excellent in the first half, throwing for four touchdowns for the second time in his last three games. With another passing score to begin the fourth quarter - his last play of the night - Prescott set a career high in the category Saturday. The signal-caller did so while continuing to incorporate Cedrick Wilson in Michael Gallup's (knee) absence, boding well for the Cowboys' offensive options in the playoffs. While Prescott now enters the postseason on a high note, he finishes the regular season with a personal-best 37 passing touchdowns in 16 appearances as well.
Jan 8, 2022 8:20 PM EST
Prescott completed 24 of 38 passes for 226 yards and three touchdowns while adding 20 rushing yards on five carries in Sunday's 25-22 loss to the Cardinals.
Analysis: The Dallas offense was stuck in neutral for most of the first half until Prescott hit Michael Gallup (knee) for a 21-yard TD inside the final two minutes of the second quarter, and while the QB attempted to rally the team in the fourth quarter, he eventually ran out of time. Prescott has set a new career high with 32 passing TDs on the season while topping 4,000 yards for the second time, but with the Cowboys likely locked into the No. 4 seed in the NFC and little on the line, he may not see much action in Week 18 against the Eagles.
Jan 2, 2022 9:03 PM EST
Prescott completed 28 of 39 pass attempts for 330 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for 21 yards on four carries in Sunday's 56-14 rout of Washington.
Analysis: This was one of Prescott's cleanest performances of his career, and he accomplished most of it in the first half alone. The star quarterback's gaudy results are even more impressive when you consider the same Washington defense picked him off twice and held him to 211 passing yards when the two teams met just two weeks ago. Prescott hadn't quite looked like his usual self in the seven games since returning from injury, but this dominant performance against a team that was fighting for its playoff life is as great of a sign his fantasy managers could hope for at a pivotal point of the fantasy season. Prescott will look to build a hot streak in another important NFC showdown against the Cardinals next Sunday.
Dec 26, 2021 8:56 PM EST
Prescott completed 28 of 37 passes for 217 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the Cowboys' 21-6 win over the Giants on Sunday. He also netted minus-1 yard on two rushes, lost a fumble and recovered another.
Analysis: With the Giants' offense once again helmed by the perpetually ineffective Mike Glennon, head coach Mike McCarthy could afford to keep things relatively close to the vest offensively once it became clear the Cowboys defense wouldn't be pressed much. That led to another day of modest numbers for Prescott, who did find the end zone once on a one-yard touchdown toss to Dalton Schultz late in the third quarter for the final points of the afternoon on either side. For fantasy managers riding him with him in their playoff games Sunday, the fact the Cowboys didn't aggressively attack downfield more against a New York secondary missing multiple starters had to be particularly disappointing, but the approach was more than effective to garner Prescott and his teammates another key late-season win. Prescott's next chance to come up big at a critical time of year will be a Week 16 home date against Washington.
Dec 19, 2021 1:31 PM EST
Prescott completed 22 of 39 pass attempts for 211 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against Washington on Sunday.
Analysis: It was an ugly game for Prescott, who began the game reasonably well but struggled in the second half. Prescott let Washington back into the game with a fourth quarter pick-six to linebacker Cole Holcomb, who Prescott evidently just did not see before making the throw. The Washington defense has played better in recent weeks than it did at the beginning of the season, so perhaps Prescott just got the worst of Washington's unexpected ascent, but it would be difficult to rationalize any additional poor play from this point with the Giants up next in Week 15.
Dec 12, 2021 2:07 PM EST
Prescott completed 26 of 40 passes for 238 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the Cowboys' 27-17 win over the Saints on Thursday night. He also rushed three times for minus-3 yards.
Analysis: Prescott averaged a modest six yards per attempt and counted a 41-yard first-half connection with Amari Cooper as his longest completion. However, he made only one mistake, which didn't result in any points for the Saints. Prescott failed to throw multiple touchdown passes for only the second time since Week 3, but he still turned in a serviceable fantasy effort overall. He and his now healthy receiving corps will target an even more prolific performance in a Week 14 road trip to Washington a week from Sunday.
Dec 2, 2021 8:43 PM EST
Prescott completed 32 of 47 passes for 375 yards and two touchdowns in a 36-33 overtime loss to the Raiders on Thanksgiving. He also gained three yards on his only carry.
Analysis: The Cowboys' offence once again looked disjointed to begin the game as Prescott had trouble connecting with a somewhat ragtag group of wideouts that was missing both Amari Cooper (COVID-19) and CeeDee Lamb (concussion). The quarterback found his rhythm late, however, and both Michael Gallup and Cedrick Wilson wound up hitting triple digits in receiving yards as Prescott led a second-half comeback that ultimately fizzled in OT. He should get at least Cooper back in the lineup in Week 13, giving Prescott a high ceiling once again as Dallas travels to New Orleans.
Nov 25, 2021 10:17 PM EST
Prescott completed 28 of 43 passes for 216 yards with two interceptions in Sunday's 19-9 loss to Kansas City.
Analysis: His 5.0 YPA was his worst performance of the season, but Prescott was sacked five times as the Dallas offensive line couldn't offer him much protection, and he was also missing his top two targets once CeeDee Lamb was knocked out of the game with a concussion. Prescott will be hoping to get both Lamb and left tackle Tyron Smith (ankle) back for a Thanksgiving Day clash with the Raiders, but if not the QB's fantasy production could be significantly curtailed once again.
Nov 21, 2021 8:05 PM EST
Prescott completed 24 of 31 passes for 296 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 43-3 win over the Falcons. He added five yards and a touchdown on two rushing attempts.
Analysis: Prescott made sure to avoid the same fate as last week, when the Cowboys dug themselves in a 16-0 halftime hole, as he capped Dallas' opening drive with a 13-yard touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb. He added a nine-yard touchdown to Lamb -- who later exited due to an arm contusion -- with 1:10 to go before halftime. Prescott also accounted for all of the second-half points scored by either team when he ran it in himself from four yards out late in the third quarter. Lamb's injury isn't believed to be serious, and with Michael Gallup (calf) coming back from IR for this game, Prescott should have his full complement of receiving weapons when the Cowboys travel to Kansas City in Week 11.
Nov 14, 2021 1:10 PM EST
Prescott completed 19 of 39 passes for 232 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 30-16 loss to the Broncos. He added two rushes for 16 yards.
Analysis: Prescott turned in a disastrous performance for much of the game, as he entered halftime with only 75 passing yards on five completions. While his final stat line suggests that Prescott and the Cowboys picked up their performance in the second half, the vast majority of his production came once the team was down 30-0. Coming off a one-game absence caused by a calf injury, Prescott will look to get back to his prolific form for a Week 10 matchup against Atlanta.
Nov 7, 2021 2:12 PM EST
Prescott (calf) was a full practice participant Thursday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Prescott was on the precipice of returning to action Week 8 at Minnesota, but the Cowboys ultimately played it safe and made him inactive, instead rolling with Cooper Rush under center. Dallas opened Week 9 prep with Prescott as limited, as he was all of last week, but coach Mike McCarthy relayed to Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that Prescott was slated to have no limitations Thursday. Prescott followed up on that statement and now is poised to start Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Nov 4, 2021 1:36 PM EST
Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said Prescott (calf) is expected to practice fully Thursday and is on track to play Sunday against the Broncos, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Analysis: Following a Week 7 bye, Prescott sat out last week's win over the Vikings while he continued to tend to a strained right calf. Because Prescott missed most of last season with a severe injury to the ankle of the same leg, the Cowboys may have just been taking some extra precautions by holding him out Week 8. Prescott took a positive step forward to begin Week 9 prep by practicing on a limited basis Wednesday, and if he does in fact upgrade to full activity Thursday, there's a good chance he'll enter the weekend without an injury designation. The Cowboys will release their official injury report shortly after Thursday's practice concludes, at which point it will be revealed whether Prescott did in fact take part in full or if he remained limited for the second day in a row.
Nov 4, 2021 8:29 AM EST
Prescott (calf) was listed as limited on Wednesday's injury report, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: The Cowboys held what they called a "scaled-back practice" to kick off Week 9 preparations. According to Todd Archer of ESPN.com, Prescott began the session by taking part in all pre-practice work with Dallas' quarterbacks, which was a step up from focusing on rehab before jumping into drills last week. Still, Prescott's reps remained limited, like they were a week ago as he continues to get past a right calf strain. He's aiming to miss just one game as a result of the injury, but Cooper Rush is available to start in the event Prescott's absence extends to a second contest Sunday against the Broncos.
Nov 3, 2021 1:22 PM EST
Cowboys president Jerry Jones said Tuesday "we have every reason to think [Prescott will] be on the field for us this week," Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Coach Mike McCarthy expressed similar confidence in Prescott's chances of suiting up Week 9 on Monday, so all indications remain that the star quarterback is trending in the right direction. Per McCarthy, Prescott is expected to practice in a limited capacity Wednesday and then log a full session Thursday. As long as any setbacks are avoided, it looks like fantasy managers can expect Prescott's calf strain to be an issue of the past by the time Sunday's contest against the Broncos kicks off.
Nov 2, 2021 6:42 AM EST
Coach Mike McCarthy expects Prescott (calf) to play this coming Sunday against the Broncos, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Analysis: Per Jon Machota of The Athletic, McCarthy indicated Prescott will likely be limited at practice Wednesday, but added that Prescott is in line to practice fully Thursday. Assuming no setbacks, Dallas' franchise signal-caller would then be in line to return to action in Week 9 after being made inactive for the team's 20-16 win over the Vikings this past Sunday.
Nov 1, 2021 2:53 PM EST
Prescott (calf) is inactive for Sunday's game at Minnesota, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Prescott strained his right calf while throwing a game-winning touchdown to CeeDee Lamb back in Week 6 at New England. Even with the benefit of a Week 7 bye, though, Prescott had limitations when the Cowboys returned to the practice field Wednesday. He increased his activity during Thursday's session to test out the calf but emerged with soreness, which was the primary reason the team treated the situation so delicately. Prescott's availability Sunday came down to a pregame workout, after which Dallas' decision makers didn't give the quarterback clearance to suit up. He'll thus yield quarterback duties to backup Cooper Rush for at least one contest.
Oct 31, 2021 3:53 PM EST
A decision on the status of Prescott (calf) for Sunday night's game against the Vikings remains "up in the air," Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: The report notes that backup QB Cooper Rush took the team reps in practice this past week and he'd draw the start if Prescott is unable to go. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Prescott wants to play and will go through warmups prior to the contest before a determination is made on his Week 8 status, however Rapoport indicates that if there's any doubt, the Cowboys could err on the side of caution with their franchise signal-caller. As a true game-time decision for Sunday night's 8:20 ET kickoff, Prescott is a risky fantasy option for those without an alternative to turn to in the event that he ends up inactive.
Oct 31, 2021 4:28 AM EST
Prescott (calf) is deemed a true "game-time decisions" ahead of the Sunday night contest against the Vikings, Ed Werder of ESPN reports.
Analysis: It sounds as if Prescott himself expected some sort of resolution regarding his status for the Sunday prime-time battle, but following what amounted to a walkthrough practice Saturday to test out the injured calf, the team opted to delay the decision longer. Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News believes Prescott will be active for Sunday's game and hinted the latest news is essentially a bit of roster gamesmanship by coach Mike McCarthy, but in any case it does appear as if Prescott's status is truly up in the air. More information regarding his availability should arrive prior to the 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff, but if the star quarterback is unable to play, unproven Cooper Rush will operate as the team's top signal caller.
Oct 30, 2021 11:24 AM EST
Prescott (calf) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Minnesota, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Prescott was a limited practice participant Wednesday through Friday and appears truly questionable for the Sunday night game in Minnesota. Reporters and teammates have suggested the quarterback looked good in practice this week, but head coach Mike McCarthy has preached caution on multiple occasions and even mentioned Friday that Prescott felt a little sore after Thursday's practice. McCarthy said the soreness wasn't anything unusual, but it does reinforce the notion that Prescott is still bothered by his calf to some degree. While he hopes to play, Prescott acknowledged Thursday that the coaching staff and medical staff will have final say.
Oct 29, 2021 12:53 PM EST
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