Prescott impressive in Cowboys come from behind win

Santa Clara-- Apparently it wasn't enough that the Cowboys were without starters at several key positions against San Francisco, they had to add a two touchdown deficit on top of that.

That was the scenario, and if Cowboys fans are really being honest, they had to be thinking, is this the time quarterback Dak Prescott will finally look like a rookie?

The answer was a resounding and emphatic no because Prescott didn't blink.

With the game seemingly slipping away early, and the offense playing poorly Prescott was able to turn things around in the second quarter versus the 49ers.

He says the score has no effect on his approach and he played like it, ripping a back shoulder throw to Terrance Williams, cutting the deficit to 7 points.

"I just like to play every play independently," said Prescott, "and do my best to focus in on every play."

For my money, the most impressive aspect of the game was Prescott's performance  just before the half.

Getting the ball near midfield with just under two minutes left, he made all the right decisions with regard to the clock and executing the offense.

It was controlled and, dare I say, surgical.

"That's kinda when I feel comfortable the most," said Prescott, "when we're going fast, running the ball, putting pressure on the defense."

The result was a confidence boosting game-tying touchdown strike to Brice Butler, giving the Cowboys all momentum heading into halftime.

"He's a grown man, he's 23 years old," said Butler of Prescott, "I don't think {any} scenario is too big for him."

Cowboys tight end Jason Witten says Prescott is playing well beyond his experience level.

"His communication was great," said Witten.  "And then the execution at key times in the two minute.  He makes it look fairly easy and he takes what the defense gives him.  That's great execution, especially for a rookie."

So, no Tyron Smith at left tackle, no Dez Bryant at receiver, no problem.  And now Prescott is four games and 131 passes into his NFL career without and interception.

"He's a pro.  That's the only way I can describe everything he does," says Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.  "You can see he's a great leader.  He takes control of that huddle.  He's been playing great ball this year."

A team that was 0-and-5 last season when playing without Tony Romo and Dez Bryant won a game.

And often overly optimistic Cowboys owner Jerry Jones admitted the 3-and-1 start to this season is even more than he could have expected.

So, as Cowboys icon Tony Dorsett tweeted Sunday evening, Dak Prescott is something special.   And when he's paired with Eliott, it's one heck of a 1-2 rookie punch.


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