Dak Prescott remains grounded despite securing a fourth consecutive win, orchestrating a late-game touchdown drive, and delivering three more scoring passes in the Dallas Cowboys’ 41-35 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night. For Prescott, this performance simply aligns with his own expectations and the offensive standards he and his teammates have set.
In a post-game reflection, Prescott emphasized the dedication he puts into the game, highlighting the collective effort of the outstanding coaches and players surrounding him. The quarterback, who has been in exceptional form over the past seven games with 21 touchdown passes and only two interceptions, attributed his success to meticulous preparation and a shared commitment within the team.
Since a setback on October 8 against the San Francisco 49ers, the Cowboys boast a 6-1 record, with Prescott masterfully steering the offense in Thursday’s game, resulting in scoring on eight out of 10 possessions. Coach Mike McCarthy drew parallels between Prescott’s current performance and Aaron Rodgers’s MVP seasons during their time together with the Green Bay Packers, praising Prescott’s command, connection with teammates, and the team’s seamless execution.
While Prescott has yet to guide the Cowboys past the divisional round of the playoffs, the team’s current 9-3 record suggests a promising trajectory toward a third consecutive playoff season—a feat not achieved since the 1990s when they clinched three Super Bowls. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones commended Prescott’s continuous improvement, noting that the quarterback is playing at the peak of his abilities.
Prescott’s stellar showing against the Seahawks, completing 29-of-41 passes for 299 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winning 12-yard pass to Jake Ferguson, prompted a shift in MVP odds from 8-1 to 5-1, tying him with Lamar Jackson for the third-shortest odds, according to ESPN BET.
However, Prescott remains unfazed by MVP discussions or Super Bowl aspirations at this point. Instead, his immediate focus is on a weekend of rest, observing the NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles’ clash with the 49ers, and recuperating after a demanding stretch of three games in 12 days. Looking ahead, Prescott anticipates a crucial matchup against the Eagles, aiming to narrow the gap in the division standings and, most importantly, contribute to the team’s ongoing journey of improvement and success.