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Prescott Quiets the Haters in Wild Comeback Win Over the Falcons

The Cowboys looked like they were minutes away Sunday from starting the season 0-2, but like Clark Kent in a phone booth turning into Superman, the Cowboys turned to Dak Prescott.

The leader of the offense came out of nowhere to lead the Cowboys offense Sunday, picking up the slack for a team that played sloppy into the third quarter, only to rush for two scores and throw for a couple of more in a wild 40-39 win.

It wasn’t easy, and if you put money on the Cowboys you were sweating the entire afternoon, and likely still lost as Dallas didn’t cover.

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While it’s not unusual for teams to overcome big deficits, let’s take a quick look at how crazy it was that the Cowboys were able to rally.

The Falcons possessed the ball for 33:48 and won the turnover battle 3-0. According to the Elias Sports Bureau research, since 1933, when team turnovers were first tracked teams that scored 39 or more points and had no turnovers in a game were a combined 440-0.

That is until Super Prescott took over.

The second half belonged to Dak, throwing for 312 passing yards, a touchdown pass and three rushing touchdowns – ALL in the second half.

He ended the night 34-for-47 for 450 yards and no interceptions. The Cowboys put the ball on the turf four times in the first quarter, and also failed on two fake-punt attempts in its own territory.

Let’s just say that things were not going well for America’s Team.

But the good news that Prescott and the rest of the offense hung in, and he was able to get it together enough to lead the team all the way back in the final minute to allow Greg Zuerlein to place a field goal right down the middle as time expired.

It won’t be easy to duplicate the type of effort this week as Prescott and the Cowboys head on the road to take on the Seahawks, a team that plays just a different type of game at home.

It would be a lot better if the Cowboys play four quarters instead of falling way behind and then having to rally to try and score a ton of second half points to gain the win.

“Super” Prescott can be “Super,” let’s just hope it doesn’t come with the team needing huge comebacks in the future.


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