Dak Prescott’s Phenomenal Performance Leading the Cowboys Comes with High Expectations

Frisco, Texas: Dak Prescott is on one of the best three-game stretches of his career. If the star quarterback keeps it up and his Dallas Cowboys keep winning through the rest of November, there will be plenty left to prove. The Cowboys defeated the New York Giants 49-17, completing the lopsided sweep of an NFC East rival in franchise history with a combined margin in two victories over New York of 72 points after a 40-0 win in the opener. It will be tough to catch the Eagles in the division — virtually impossible if they don’t win the rematch on Dec. 10.

“There’s a certain kind of success if you don’t get a playoff game at home,” owner/general manager Jerry Jones said. The Cowboys have a pair of opponents currently with losing records coming up, then five consecutive games against teams currently with winning records. Part of that will come against the Philadelphia team to finish a three-game homestand, after which Dallas goes to Buffalo and Miami.

“I’ve never been as confident, as free and as connected with other guys on the offense, as I am now,” Prescott said. “It feels good, honestly. Great chemistry. We’re just going to continue to build.” Jones likes what he sees as well, saying that Prescott is playing as well as he has ever seen him play.

The top three receivers had a great game together, with CeeDee Lamb becoming the first NFL receiver with three consecutive games of at least 10 catches and 150 yards, finishing with 11 for 151. The Cowboys are still having trouble getting Tony Pollard going in his first season as the lead running back. Jake Ferguson had a touchdown catch in a third consecutive game, and rookie TE Luke Schoonmaker had an early drop and wasn’t targeted again.

WR/KR KaVontae Turpin, who missed a game with a rib injury, is expected to return. LB Leighton Vander Esch (neck) is eligible to come off injured reserve, but it’s not sounding as if a return is imminent. The Cowboys have won each of their first four home games by at least 20 points. They prepare to visit Carolina but must avoid overlooking an inferior opponent on the road.