The Cowboys made a lot of mistakes in Foxborough vs. the New England Patriots, including a number of game-changing miscues and turnovers. Despite sloppy play, Dallas was able to pull out the victory in overtime, 35-29, behind another great performance by Dak Prescott.
Prescott went 36-for-51 for 445 passing yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Prescott’s passing performance set a record for the most passing yards against a Bill Belichick-coached Patriots team. Here’s what Dak had to say on it after the game.
"Honestly, didn't know I threw for that much until [Ezekiel Elliott] told me in the locker room," Prescott said, via the team’s website,
Prescott set the record on his final throw of the game, a 35-yard touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb with 3:52 left in overtime dropping the Patriots to 2-4. There where some other milestones Prescott reached in his brilliant performance.
Prescott was able to deliver the victory after Mac Jones found Kendrick Bourne on a 75-yard TD pass and converting the two-point conversion going up by two points 29-26.
Prescott led Dallas on a nine-play, 40-yard drive that ended with a Greg Zuerlein 49-yard field goal to tie the game with 20 seconds left in the fourth quarter. After stopping the Pats on the first possession of overtime, Prescott threw the touchdown pass to Lamb to win the game.
After the game, reporters saw Prescott in a walking boot. The Cowboys QB assured the media everything is fine and described the injury as a right calf strain mentioning he will have an MRI on Monday.
"That's the evaluation. That'll be fine. Have fun with this," he said.
Good news for the Cowboys, they will have a full two weeks to prepare for their next game vs. the Vikings. We are likely to get more clarity on Dak's injury closer to their next game.
As a team, Dallas had 567 yards of offense -- the most allowed by New England since 2000, surpassing the 538 allowed in Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles.