Dak Prescott

Dallas Cowboys
Quarterback #4
Dallas Cowboys
Quarterback #4

Dak Prescott News

Awful in season finale

Prescott completed 14 of 37 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown with an interception in Sunday's 26-6 loss to the Commanders. He added 16 rushing yards on six carries.

Analysis: The Cowboys came into the game with a small chance to claim the NFC East title and maybe even secure the top seed in the conference with a win, but instead the entire offense -- Prescott included -- delivered maybe its worst performance of the season. The quarterback wraps up the regular season with 2,860 passing yards and a 23:15 TD:INT over 12 games, having thrown an interception in seven straight games, and Dallas' 12-win campaign seems to be in serious danger of ending in a playoff one-and-done in the wild-card round against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers.

Jan 8, 2023 8:08 PM EST

Sidesteps injury report

Prescott (knee) wasn't listed on the Cowboys' first Week 18 injury report Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: In the wake of last Thursday's win in Tennessee, team president Jerry Jones said Friday that Prescott may have suffered a hyperextended knee during that contest. The issue didn't stop Prescott from playing all 80 offensive snaps, and coach Mike McCarthy told Todd Archer of ESPN.com, "I don't have concern about Dak moving forward." Prescott's ability to not only log a full practice but avoid the injury report entirely Wednesday demonstrates that his health isn't in question ahead of Sunday's contest at Washington.

Jan 4, 2023 1:38 PM EST

Suffers minor knee hyperextension

Prescott hyperextended his knee during Thursday's 27-13 win over the Titans, but he was able to keep playing and team president Jerry Jones said he has "zero concern moving forward," Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Prescott didn't have his best game against a Titans team missing a slew of key players, throwing for 282 yards and two touchdowns but also committing three turnovers. It sounds like he'll be fine for Week 18 against the Commanders, though rest for the playoffs could enter the discussion depending how other games in Week 17 play out.

Dec 30, 2022 1:30 PM EST

Pair of TDs, INTs in win

Prescott completed 29 of 41 passes for 282 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Cowboys' 27-13 win over the Titans on Thursday night. He also rushed three times for 11 yards and lost a fumble.

Analysis: The Cowboys likely got a bit more than they bargained for overall against a Titans team sitting out a large contingent of players, including Derrick Henry (hip). That particularly applied to Prescott, who posted his fifth two-interception game in the last eight contests and also suffered his first lost fumble of the season. Both of Prescott's picks led to Tennessee field goals, but he responded by leading a pair of touchdown drives he capped off with scoring tosses to Dalton Schultz and another which resulted in a field goal in the first three possessions of the second half. Prescott's final tune-up for the postseason comes in a Week 18 road matchup against the Commanders a week from Sunday.

Dec 29, 2022 8:34 PM EST

Stellar showing in key win

Prescott completed 27 of 35 passes for 347 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in the Cowboys' 40-34 win over the Eagles on Saturday. He also rushed six times for 41 yards and committed a fumble recovered by Dallas.

Analysis: Prescott outdueled Gardner Minshew to prevent the Eagles from clinching both the NFC East crown and the top seed in the conference. The veteran signal-caller most frequently bestowed his attention on CeeDee Lamb and Tony Pollard, hitting the former for 36- and seven-yard touchdown tosses in the second and fourth quarters, respectively. Prescott also connected with Michael Gallup from 12 yards out late in the third quarter to give him his second straight three-touchdown effort and third in the last four contests overall. With the division and even top seed still in play, Prescott will aim to keep Dallas in contention for both during a Week 17 road matchup against the Titans on Thursday night.

Dec 24, 2022 5:40 PM EST

Three touchdowns in loss

Prescott completed 23 of 30 passes for 256 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 40-34 loss to the Jaguars. He added five rushes for 20 yards.

Analysis: Prescott got off to a hot start, as he completed 15 of 16 passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns through the first two quarters. He slowed a bit in the second half but still managed long completions of 39, 25 and 22 yards -- each of which went to CeeDee Lamb. Prescott also tallied three passing touchdowns for the third time this season -- each of which has come in his last six games. Despite all of the positives, Prescott's performance ended on a sour note, as the Jaguars picked off a tipped pass and returned it for the game-winning touchdown in overtime.

Dec 18, 2022 3:54 PM EST

Underwhelms in win

Prescott completed 24 of 39 passes for 284 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's 27-23 win over the Texans.

Analysis: Heading into the game, it seemed likely that the Cowboys would be able to rely on their rushing attack to win over the lowly Texans. However, Dallas trailed for long portions of the game, so in turn, Prescott attempted his second-highest number of passes on the campaign. His actual performance was a mix of positive and negative, as he threw for a season-high 284 yards on the strength of four completions of more than 20 yards. However, Prescott also threw two picks -- the third time he's done so in his last five games. Prescott also failed to throw for multiple scores for only the second time in his last seven starts.

Dec 11, 2022 4:52 PM EST

Throws for 3 TDs in blowout win

Prescott completed 20 of 30 pass attempts for 170 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 54-19 blowout win over the Colts.

Analysis: The Cowboys got off to a slow start offensively, but Prescott got cooking with a strong two-minute drill to end the first half en route to a three-touchdown performance. The anemic yardage total was the result of Dallas' defense giving the offense incredible field position all game long via five turnovers. The 29-year-old has yet to eclipse 300 yards passing in a game this season, a feat he accomplished five times in 2021. Prescott will have a good opportunity to correct that on Sunday against a Texans defense that has surrendered the fifth-most yards to opposing offenses this season (378.3/game).

Dec 4, 2022 11:36 PM EST

Big second half in Thanksgiving win

Prescott completed 21 of 30 passes for 261 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions in Thursday's 28-20 win over the Giants.

Analysis: He also added four rushing yards on two carries. It was a tale of two halves for Prescott -- he got picked off twice before halftime as the Giants built a 13-7 lead, before being nearly perfect over the final two quarters and tossing two TDs to Dalton Schultz to fuel the comeback. Prescott has thrown multiple touchdowns in four straight games, giving him plenty of momentum heading into a Week 13 clash with the Colts.

Nov 24, 2022 5:35 PM EST

Nearly perfect in blowout win

Prescott completed 22 of 25 pass attempts for 276 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 40-3 win over Minnesota. He added 16 rushing yards on three carries.

Analysis: Prescott was flawless against a passing defense that has troubled other quarterbacks at times this season. This was the 29-year-old's strongest showing in 2022 since returning from thumb surgery, which bodes well for fantasy managers who have been underwhelmed through 10 weeks. Prescott could have had an even bigger game if the starters weren't pulled for the entire fourth quarter, a coaching decision influenced by the combination of a lopsided score and an upcoming short week. The Cowboys' franchise quarterback will look to build off this strong showing in a pivotal NFC East matchup against the Giants on Thanksgiving.

Nov 20, 2022 6:29 PM EST

Falls short in overtime loss

Prescott completed 27 of 46 pass attempts for 265 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 31-28 loss to Green Bay.

Analysis: Prescott performed well in a tough road matchup, but two drive-killing interceptions likely factored in the eventual losing result. The 28-year-old has seen his production increase gradually in three games since returning from thumb surgery, which should provide some optimism for fantasy managers moving forward. Prescott will look to take another small step forward against against a vulnerable Minnesota secondary next Sunday.

Nov 13, 2022 7:04 PM EST

Efficient with 27 passes

Prescott completed 21 of 27 passes for 250 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 49-29 win over the Bears. He added five rushes for 34 yards and an additional score.

Analysis: Prescott opened the scoring with a seven-yard touchdown on the Cowboys' first offensive possession, and he also added a 25-yard scamper in the second quarter. Though Chicago didn't keep the game close enough to push Dallas into a pass-heavy approach, Prescott made strong use of his limited pass attempts by averaging 9.3 yards per attempt and tallying touchdowns of 21 and one yards. In two games since returning from a thumb injury, Prescott has combined to record 457 passing yards, three touchdowns and one interception.

Oct 30, 2022 2:54 PM EST

Efficient in Week 7 return

Prescott completed 19 of 25 passes for 207 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the Cowboys' 24-6 win over the Lions on Sunday. He also netted no gain on three carries.

Analysis: Prescott's highly anticipated return from his thumb fracture didn't feature many fireworks, but the star signal-caller played a clean, efficient game and relied on both his running game and defense with success. Prescott relied the most on CeeDee Lamb, Noah Brown and Dalton Schultz, sending a combined 18 targets that trio's way. Just as important, Prescott emerged from the game injury-free, and he should only get more comfortable moving forward. His next opportunity to knock off any rust comes in a Week 8 home matchup versus the Bears.

Oct 23, 2022 1:38 PM EST

All systems go for Sunday

Prescott is ready for Sunday's game against Detroit, with Cowboys president Jerry Jones noting Friday that the quarterback "looked the part" during practice this week, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Prescott has been a full practice participant all week and is cleared to make his return against a Lions defense that ranks dead last in both points and yards allowed per game. The veteran QB takes over a relatively healthy Dallas offense, with LT Tyron Smith (IR - knee) the only starter sidelined now that Prescott is back. Prescott missed the past five games with a fractured thumb.

Oct 21, 2022 9:20 AM EST

Another full practice Thursday

Prescott (thumb) remained a full practice participant Thursday, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: After logging a second consecutive uncapped session, Prescott met with the media Thursday. When asked if he was slated to start Sunday against the Lions, he told Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News, "I am. I think anyway." While coach Mike McCarthy has yet to confirm as much, Prescott is trending toward resuming his role as the Cowboys' No. 1 quarterback this weekend after missing the last five games due to a fractured right thumb.

Oct 20, 2022 1:13 PM EST

Logs full practice Wednesday

Prescott (right thumb) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Such a listing comes one day earlier than expected, as the plan for Prescott on Wednesday was participation in a mock game, after which he'd throw 40-to-50 passes to his teammates, according to Jon Machota of The Athletic. Prescott instead has bucked a 'limited' practice and already is back to all activity, setting him up to return to action Sunday versus the Lions. While he's gained medical clearance to do so, the Cowboys have yet to name him the starting quarterback for that contest.

Oct 19, 2022 2:31 PM EST

Nearing full participation

Prescott (thumb) will take part in a mock game Wednesday and throw 40-to-50 passes afterward, with the expectation he'll then be a full participant in Thursday's practice, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Prescott is gearing up to return for Sunday's game against the Lions, though the Cowboys haven't yet declared him the starter. They'll want to see how he looks in practice before making that decision, with early reports promising after teammate James Washington (foot) said Wednesday that Prescott seems to have his grip strength back.

Oct 19, 2022 1:52 PM EST

Nears medical clearance

Coach Mike McCarthy indicated that Prescott (thumb) is in line to be cleared medically Monday or Tuesday and then practice Wednesday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: At this stage, McCarthy hasn't confirmed that Prescott -- who last suited up in Week 1 -- will start Sunday's game against the Lions, but the QB is clearly trending in the right direction. In any case, added clarity regarding Prescott's Week 7 status should arrive no later than Wednesday, assuming he participates in practice as anticipated.

Oct 17, 2022 2:34 PM EST

On track for Week 7

Prescott (thumb) threw about 50 passes to receivers before Sunday night's game against the Eagles and didn't appear to have any issues with the velocity of his passes or with taking snaps, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: "I thought Dak took the next step," coach Mike McCarthy said. "It was what we're looking for. He had a good day yesterday in the Saturday practice. He threw two sequences, two racks of six in the seven-on-seven third down and red zone. I thought he did well in that. We wanted to push it to 50 throws [Sunday] and I thought the guys did a great job for him... we'll get him in there tomorrow, see where we are, and hopefully have a plan for him Thursday." Everything appears to be pointing toward Prescott returning to the lineup in Week 7 against the Lions.

Oct 17, 2022 7:57 AM EST

Officially out for Week 6

Prescott (thumb) is listed as inactive Sunday in Philadelphia, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Prescott will miss a fifth game in a row as he continues his recovery from a broken right thumb that he suffered in the season opener. However, he drew closer to a return to game action by capping Week 6 prep with back-to-back limited sessions, heading into the weekend with a questionable designation and setting him up for a pregame workout before Sunday's 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff. On Sunday morning, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported that Prescott's throwing session will determine whether he has a chance to come back Week 7 against the Lions as opposed to this weekend. The results of said warmup aren't known, but with inactive status again confirmed, Prescott will yield quarterback duties for the Cowboys to Cooper Rush.

Oct 16, 2022 3:55 PM EST

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