Prescott Impressive Again; Cowboys Top Packers in Green Bay 30-16

Dallas Cowboys v Green Bay Packers

Rookie Dak Prescott is stating an impressive case to remain the starting quarterback of the Cowboys.

He’s off to quite the start in his NFL career after taking over following veteran Tony Romo’s preseason back injury.

Prescott threw for 247 yards and three touchdowns, and the Cowboys forced four turnovers in a 30-16 win over the Green Bay Packers and their dysfunctional offense Sunday.

Prescott was 18 of 27 and shook off two fumbles and an interception to lead the Cowboys (5-1) to their fifth straight win.

“You just couldn’t ask for more inspiration from a player because everybody on this team knows what a difficult position that is to play,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said.

Click HERE to Read the Rest!

Cowboys vs Packers NFL Week Six Capsule



STREAKS   Past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Jason Garrett: 0-3 Mike McCarthy: 4-2
LAST WEEK W 28-14 vs. Cincinnati W 23-16 vs. New York Giants
LAST GAME 12/13/15: Cowboys 7 at Packers 28. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers passes for 218 yards & 2 TDs. Packers RBs Eddie Lacy & James Starks combine for 195 rushing yards & 2 TDs.
REFEREE Brad Allen
BROADCAST FOX (4:25 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 83 (Dal), 82 (GB). XM: 2226 (Dal), 82 (GB).


PASSING Dak Prescott (R): 107-155-1239-4-0-101.5 Aaron Rodgers: 78-139-876-9-3-87.7
RUSHING Ezekiel Elliott (R): 109-546 (1L)-5.0-5 (T3L) Eddie Lacy: 54-295-5.5-0
RECEIVING Cole Beasley: 27-332-12.3-1 Jordy Nelson: 21-244-11.6-5 (T1L)
OFFENSE 397.0 (2L) 321.8
DEFENSE 355.6 317.3
SACKS Tyrone Crawford, Benson Mayowa: 2 Nick Perry: 4.5
INTs 3 Tied: 1 Damarious Randall, Joe Thomas: 1
PUNTING Chris Jones: 49.1 Jacob Schum: 40.4
KICKING Dan Bailey: 39 (15/15 PAT; 8/10 FG) Mason Crosby: 32 (11/11 PAT; 7/7 FG)


COWBOYS: 1st team in NFL history with rookie QB with 1,000+ pass yards (DAK PRESCOTT, 1,239) & rookie RB with 500+ rush yards (EZEKIEL ELLIOTT, 546) in 1st 5 games of season…QB Prescott passed for 227 yards & TD with rush TD in Week 5…RB Elliott rushed for 134 yards & 2 TDs last week. RB ALFRED MORRIS rushed for 107 yards in only meeting (9/15/13 with Was.)…WR COLE BEASLEY had TD catch last week. TE JASON WITTEN had TD catch in 12/15/13 meeting…DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCE had sack in last meeting. DT TERRELL MC CLAIN had career-high 1.5 sacks last week. DE BENSON MAYOWA had sack in Week 5. Had FF in last meeting. LB SEAN LEE leads team with 45 tackles. Has 10+ tackles in 8 of past 10. Rookie CB ANTHONY BROWN had career-high 6 tackles last week. S BARRY CHURCH aims for 3rd in row vs. GB with 11+ tackles. Has 7+ tackles in 8 of past 9…PACKERS: QB AARON RODGERS has 7 TDs & 0 INTs for 100.8 rating in 5 career meetings. Has 109.2 rating at home, highest in NFL history (min. 500 ATT). RB EDDIE LACY averaging 132.5 rush yards per game in 2 career meetings with 2 TDs. RB JAMES STARKS had 103 scrimmage yards (71 rush, 32 rec.) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in last meeting…WR DAVANTE ADAMS aims for 3rd in row with TD catch. WR RANDALL COBB had 8 catches for 81 yards in last meeting. Had 9 receptions for 108 yards last week. WR JORDY NELSON aims for 5th in row with TD catch. Had TD in his last game vs. Dal (12/15/13)…DT MIKE DANIELS had sack in last meeting (12/15/13). LB JAYRONE ELLIOTT had sack in last meeting. LB KYLER FACKRELL had sack & FF last week. LB CLAY MATTHEWS aims for 5th in row with sack. Has 3.5 sacks & 62-yard INT-TD in 4 career meetings. LB NICK PERRY has 3 sacks in past 2 at home. LB JAKE RYAN aims for 6th in row with 6+ tackles. CB SAM SHIELDS has INT in all 3 career meetings. S MICAH HYDE had sack in Week 5.

Jones Says QB Romo’s Fracture Has Healed; Should the Cowboys Think Twice About Sitting Prescott?

Dallas Cowboys v Seattle Seahawks

Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said the MRI on Tony Romo’s back showed his compression fracture has healed to the point where the quarterback “has no more concern about this injury that has sidelined him this year,” Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports.

While speaking on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday morning, Jones, however, would not say when Romo would be able to return to game action. The targeted dates have been Oct. 30 against the Eagles and Nov. 6 against the Browns.

Jones said doctors have told him the compression fracture of Romo’s vertebra should be “as strong or stronger than what it was before the injury.”

Romo’s focus now is conditioning and getting back into football shape after being sidelined since Aug. 25. He has been throwing for the past month. On Monday, coach Jason Garrett said taking part in team drills “is a little further down the road.” The Cowboys have their bye after playing the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

“What you’re into is getting him to get his core, get his core back area back in shape as he’s had to do for the last several years,” Jones told The Fan. “All players at this age need to do it, have to do that. So it’s just a question of him working back in. We’ve got a great situation here. I just have to pinch myself to think about it. We’ve got Dak Prescott, who’s playing at a level that is very capable of winning these games.

“We’ve got the future. Every time he walks out there, we got the optimism of the future. It’s inspiring. It’s inspiring his team and then we have in my mind one of the very top quarterbacks in the league as well. So at a position that in the past we’ve been compromised at, we’re entering a time here where we’re one of the best at the position that there is in the NFL.”

The question and the great debate about the Cowboys is – do you sit a hot Dak Prescott just to force Romo back into the lineup?

This season Prescott has 1239 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. The Cowboys are off to a 4-1 start, and Prescott has been under center for all five of those games, and has managed them well.

Jones’ love affair to Romo is almost nauseating, and if the Cowboys go to Romo, that means the order is likely coming from Jones, as right now there’s no reason to sit a Prescott until he proves he can’t win – which to this point he’s not done.

As the old saying goes ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it,’ and with the Cowboys and their QB situation, there’s no reason right now to make a change.

Elliott and Cowboys Run Past Bengals 28-14 to Move to 4-1

Cincinnati Bengals v Dallas Cowboys

Ezekiel Elliott ran for 134 yards and two touchdowns, fellow rookie Dak Prescott threw for a score and ran for another TD, and the Cowboys beat the Bengals 28-14 on Sunday.

Prescott had his first turnover in five games starting in place of injured Tony Romo, a fumble when being sacked late in the third quarter. But Prescott extended his NFL rookie record to 155 passes without an interception to start his career. He completed 18 of 24 passes for 227 yards.

Elliott, on only 15 carries, became the first Cowboys rookie with three consecutive 100-yard rushing games.

Dallas (4-1) has won four in a row. The Bengals (2-3) already have a losing record a year after being 8-0 midway through the season.

Click HERE to Read the Rest!

Bengals CB Pacman Jones Has High Praise for Elliott and Cowboys OL


The Cowboys have the reputation of boasting the best offensive line in the league, and the Bengals aren’t denying what they have seen on film. There’s a reason rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott leads the NFL in rushing yards, Katherine Terrell of reports.

“If you go back and look at some of the film, some of the holes are so wide open that my little girl could run through there,” said cornerback Adam Jones.

“I think a couple teams they played were very undisciplined when it comes to gaps,” Jones said. “But I take my hat off to the guy, he’s been playing pretty good.”

Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick Not Likely to Play Against Bengals

Orlando Scandrick

Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick was held out of practice Thursday after practicing in a limited basis on Wednesday, making it more likely that he misses his third consecutive game with strains in both hamstrings, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Scandrick said every time he feels good and starts to do a little more, he has a setback of sorts.

“It’s about getting me healthy,” Scandrick said. “It’s not about getting me to Sunday. That ship has sailed. I feel like I’m going to get better. It’s just been where I start of feel better and you do a little more and start to feel it. I would love to practice every day. We have to take this day by day and hopefully it will get better. We’ve got a plan in place.”

Scandrick, the team’s defensive player of the year in 2014, missed all of last season when he tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his right knee. He was brought back slowly in training camp before initially injuring his hamstring in the season opener against the New York Giants.

Bengals at Cowboys NFL Week 5 Capsule



STREAKS   3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Marvin Lewis: 1-2 Jason Garrett: 1-0
LAST WEEK W 22-7 vs. Miami W 24-17 at San Francisco
LAST GAME 12/9/12: Cowboys 20 at Bengals 19. Dallas QB Tony Romo passes for 268 yards & TD. Cowboys K Dan Bailey converts GW 40-yard FG as time expires.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/5/08: Cowboys 31, Bengals 22. Dallas QB Tony Romo passes for 3 TDs. Cowboys RB Felix Jones rushes for 96 yards & TD.
REFEREE Tony Corrente
BROADCAST CBS (4:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 93 (Cin), 82 (Dal). XM: 229 (Cin), 82 (Dal).


PASSING Andy Dalton:97-146-1234 (3L)-3-2-93.8 Dak Prescott (R): 89-131-1012-3-0-98.5
RUSHING Jeremy Hill: 58-221-3.8-3 Ezekiel Elliott (R): 94-412 (1L)-4.4-3
RECEIVING A.J. Green: 32 (1L)-468 (3L)-14.6-2 Cole Beasley: 23-279-12.1-0
OFFENSE 371.8 395.8 (2L)
DEFENSE 322.8 358.3
SACKS Will Clarke, Carlos Dunlap: 3 Tyrone Crawford: 2
INTs 4 tied: 1 3 tied: 1
PUNTING Kevin Huber: 46.0 Chris Jones: 50.0 (T3L)
KICKING Mike Nugent: 42 (2L) (6/6 PAT; 12/13 FG) Dan Bailey: 35 (11/11 PAT; 8/10 FG)


BENGALS: QB ANDY DALTON leads AFC with 1,234 pass yards. Is 8-1-1 in past 10 starts vs. NFC with 2,820 yards, 23 TDs, 8 INTs & 109.5 rating. In those 10, has 6 games with 100+ rating & 9 with 90+ rating. Has 30 games with 100+ rating & Cin. is 27-3 (.900)…RB JEREMY HILL has 10 rush TDs in past 12 (incl. playoffs). Since 2014, has 23 rush TDs, most in NFL. RB GIOVANI BERNARD has 744 scrimmage yards (106.3 per game) in past 7 vs. NFC…WR A.J. GREEN had 10 catches for 173 yards & TD last week, 2nd game in 2016 with 10+ catches, 170+ yards & TD. Has 11 TDs in past 12 vs. NFC…DE CARLOS DUNLAP has 16.5 sacks in past 20. Had 2 sacks, FF & 2 PD last week. DT GENO ATKINS has 5.5 sacks in past 5 vs. NFC. Had sack in last meeting. Has 42.5 sacks since 2011, most by NFL DT. DE WILL CLARKE aims for 4th in row with sack. CB ADAM JONES is only active player with 2+ INT-TDs (2) & 5+ PR-TDs (5) in career… COWBOYS: Rookie QB DAK PRESCOTT passed for 245 yards & 2 TDs in Week 4. Has 0 INTs in 1st 131 ATT, most pass ATT by rookie without an INT to begin career. Also most pass ATT by QB who did not throw INT in 1st 4 career games…Rookie RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT rushed for 138 yards & TDs last week. Has TD in 3 of 1st 4 career games. RB ALFRED MORRIS rushed for 78 yards & TD in only career meeting (9/23/12 with Was)…WR BRICE BUTLER had TD catch last week. WR TERRANCE WILLIAMS had rec. TD in Week 4. TE JASON WITTEN ranks 2nd in NFL history among TEs in catches (1,041) & rec. yards (11,404)…DT TYRONE CRAWFORD has sack in 2 of past 3. LB SEAN LEE led team with 10 tackles in Week 4. CB BRANDON CARR had INT in last meeting. CB MORRIS CLAIBORNE had INT last week. S BARRY CHURCH has 7+ tackles in 7 of past 8.

Jerry Jones Happy with 3-1; But Didn’t Think Cowboys Would Be This Good

Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys had high expectations entering the season until Tony Romo was injured in the preseason. Nobody expected them to be 3-1 at this point, David Moore of the Dallas Morning News reports.

“I didn’t expect it,” owner Jerry Jones conceded after the Cowboys beat San Francisco for their third consecutive victory. “I really didn’t expect it.”

“We’ve got a bunch of young guys out there,” Jones said. “We know that we have some guys who will be coming back, but now to some degree we know we can win if they’re not back on time.

“This is a competitive league. I didn’t expect to do it without Dez, without our left tackle, without key players like Scandrick. It says a lot about our depth. It says a lot about Jason [Garrett] and our coaching.

“I’m really proud of those guys. They are doing a really good job. They are not looking back. They are lining up with literally who we have at game time. We warm them up out there. If they can go or if they can’t, we find out at warmup. That’s who is going to play.”